Whoop(s)

Friday, January 23, 2004

Looking back over the history of politics in the TV age, there are more than a few examples of people dragged into infamy by a single image of themselves. And so it was with Governor Howard Dean this week, whose performance at a spontaneous pep rally in Iowa resonated almost instantaneously around the world. Bob reflects on the media's iconography of the ridiculous, through which the real person is left on the cutting room floor.

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