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Showing posts with label Washingtonian Magazine. Show all posts
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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Washingtonian Magazine Cover Is Disrespectiful To The President And The Country.

The President of the United States Barack Obama is on the cover of the Washingtonian Magazine May issue...The image was taken during a recent vacation in Hawaii following the election in December...The cover is causing a stir among protective supporters and the more conservative (in the non-political sense.) The choice comes to many as a surprise as the Washingtonian is generally noted for being far more clean cut in its image... The magazine is regarded as the beltway’s top magazine, noted for its regular rankings and detailed coverage of area professionals, businesses, and places, the publication typical stays away from such controversy...Many critics have called the cover disrespectful as it depicts the presidency as Hollywood thus robbing him of his power equity. Would the magazine have published a shirtless photo of any other president for its cover? NO! President Bush was buff but we did not see a picture of him shirtless.

My thoughts: We're going to see a lot more of this especially from magazines since Their industry is dying and desperate times call for desperate measures....To me the picture is completely out of character... Although the Washingtonian has been known to take a shot or two over the years with its political cartoons I don’t think we have ever seen the president shirtless... Tabloid, gossip and entertainment rags…yes I’d understand. This just comes off as an publicity stunt.