Sunday, 12 November 2006
Depublishing the war continues
Here is a somewhat clever exercise in depublishing by President George W. Bush — more sophisticated than the last one I commented on, two years ago.
The White House published a subtly-doctored video of his May 1, 2003 speech on the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln. His contemporaneous press release touted the end of combat operations. When it became clear that the combat was continuing, the White House altered its release to refer only to major combat operations (whatever that means). The video that now accompanies the release has been subtly altered to crop out the "Mission Accomplished" banner that was the President's backdrop. Paul -V- at Brainshrub.com has the explanation on video: link.