Media Follows Obama, Not McCain, Abroad

Posted by Katherine | Friday, July 18th, 2008

Media circus [Taz etc. / Flickr] Political Lizard would like you to know that John McCain's recent trips abroad didn't generate anything like the media circus that will soon surround Obama in Europe and the Middle East. Obama will be shadowed by all three nightly news anchors: Katie Couric, Brian Williams, ...

French and Taiwanese Obamamania

Posted by Katherine | Friday, July 18th, 2008

Barack Obama heads to Europe and the Middle East this weekend. It looks like he may receive some friendly greetings in Iraq, but it seems fairly certain he'll be welcomed warmly in Europe, where a vigorous strain of Obamamania has taken hold. Exhibit A: this ad for a 100-page special ...

Obama: Building a Religion

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, July 17th, 2008

Hat tip to James Mills for finding this intriguing video about Obamamania. Creative credit goes to the mysterious cakesecret, who used Cake's "Building a Religion" as inspiration. What's interesting here is the tension between the negative cast of the lyrics and the near radiance of many of the images: So ...