Comments on: McCain moment http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2008/10/17/mccain-moment/ What makes a great picture? Thu, 18 Aug 2016 11:13:37 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: colqal http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2008/10/17/mccain-moment/comment-page-2/#comment-354784 Sat, 14 Sep 2013 09:12:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/2008/10/17/mccain-moment/#comment-354784 I think this moment at 1.29:58 in youtube watch?v=DvdfO0lq4rQ

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By: Steve Body http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2008/10/17/mccain-moment/comment-page-2/#comment-336763 Sat, 01 Nov 2008 14:33:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/2008/10/17/mccain-moment/#comment-336763 Everybody has unguarded moments and this was one of John McCain’s. Any normal person knows that McCain isn’t like this 24×7. Howard Smith’s comments exemplify the dangerous change that has overcome journalism where it is treated as “defamatory” to present something that actually happened or was said, or to present politicians as if they are human. This attitude leads to excessive deference: these people are supposed to be our servants, not we theirs. It then creeps into reporting on their policies, as if they, too, are flawless; that to e.g. question the ‘evidence’ of Iraqi WMDs is also “defamatory”. Smith should disclose who employs him, so we know what organizations distort the news, so that we can discount them.

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By: CC http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2008/10/17/mccain-moment/comment-page-2/#comment-336734 Wed, 29 Oct 2008 23:47:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/2008/10/17/mccain-moment/#comment-336734 It would have been 10 times funnier if Sarah Palin was in front of him.

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By: CC http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2008/10/17/mccain-moment/comment-page-2/#comment-336733 Wed, 29 Oct 2008 23:45:03 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/2008/10/17/mccain-moment/#comment-336733 Good point made by others:

This is the same thing as the overplayed Howard Dean yell & other overplayed campaign moments. Most people know the context of the photo anyway, so it won’t hurt McCain by anyone. Its just a dang funny picture!

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By: Dalena http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2008/10/17/mccain-moment/comment-page-2/#comment-336673 Sun, 26 Oct 2008 23:04:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/2008/10/17/mccain-moment/#comment-336673 C’mon guys – this picture is hilarious. When has any funny picture of a presidential candidate or president ever been hidden from the public. I think there are entire websites dedicated to funny pictures of George W. Personally, I’m thankful I live in a country where pictures like this can be freely shared. I have to admit, I laugh every time I see this picture.

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By: Tyler http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2008/10/17/mccain-moment/comment-page-2/#comment-336671 Sun, 26 Oct 2008 16:25:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/2008/10/17/mccain-moment/#comment-336671 It seems to me that McCain is closer to the camera than Obama is – That he isn’t even behind him.

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By: Brian http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2008/10/17/mccain-moment/comment-page-2/#comment-336661 Sat, 25 Oct 2008 17:09:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/2008/10/17/mccain-moment/#comment-336661 As much as it’s an emarassing photo for McCain and his party, the reality is that it captured the moment perfectly. It hasn’t been manipulated and wasn’t shot out of context (Obama is in shot). It’s therefore fair game to use this.

I don’t know that it’s particularly newsworthy in it’s own right though…I think you’d have to use it carefully to remain balanced. But it is nevertheless a good shot that most of us would be happy to have captured simply because the timing has to be perfect (as confirmed by the number of people who missed it).

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By: JAS http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2008/10/17/mccain-moment/comment-page-2/#comment-336656 Fri, 24 Oct 2008 21:05:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/2008/10/17/mccain-moment/#comment-336656 I beleve that is the real face of Republicans. This photo is very popular because every body knows, that Mac Cain lay’s to the American’s….xxxx

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By: Sarah http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2008/10/17/mccain-moment/comment-page-2/#comment-336652 Fri, 24 Oct 2008 13:18:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/2008/10/17/mccain-moment/#comment-336652 All this tongue jutting seems rather involuntary, which is troubling because it’s a sign of incipient Alzheimer’s disease.
When an adult licks his lips you think he’s up to something, when a septuagenarian compulsively juts out his tongue quickly, you suggest that his doctor run some tests.

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By: shane http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2008/10/17/mccain-moment/comment-page-2/#comment-336642 Thu, 23 Oct 2008 16:39:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/2008/10/17/mccain-moment/#comment-336642 Howard, did you ever think that maybe the incident happened in front of millions and the photographer is simply putting it out there for all to see. It might be embarrassing to McCain, but this behavior would also be embarrassing for the USA if he did this after a meeting with world leaders.

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