Obama's Brainwashing You With This Photo

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted May 11, 2009 2:52 PM CDT
In this photograph released by the White House, Air Force One flies over the Statue of Liberty in New York.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The release of an “Air Farce One” image is a calculated move by a White House that hopes to brainwash citizens with “the Messianic omnipotence of the Obama presidency,” Victor J. Massad writes on American Thinker. With the Statue of Liberty confined to the lower background, “the Leader’s magnificently powerful icon, glistening like a phoenix in the sun” reminds us that “we must put the federal government and its needs ahead of our paltry individual freedoms.”

The White House’s approach is despicable, Massad writes, but average Americans will take that away and not even remember how the image came to be. “The passive and apolitical television viewer will likely see the photo, take in its symbolic value, and go away thinking the whole thing was nothing more than another Washington gotcha game.”