Friday, September 26, 2008

Words and images

Barack Obama says things will be different when he's president. He'll show respect to foreign nations. So why does his latest campaign ad start with the image of an Arab man in Saudi dress? It's an image he knows will trigger a response in those Americans who are have negative perceptions of Arabs. He's saying with a picture something he would call anyone on if they said it with words. Click to see what I mean.

Does McCain demonize Arabs? Maybe so; I don't know. But Obama is playing the Arab race card while claiming that he's the only one who doesn't.


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