Friday, May 6, 2011
Osama and Obama
Monday Morning, sitting in my American Pop Culture Class, the first thing my instructor Brande Jackson brought up was the killing of Osama bin Laden. The floor opened for discussion and the first mention of what the implications of Osama's death meant is that it will be great for Obama's reelection. This point was reiterated further when, later that morning, I picked up the Daily Titan to look at the striking image on the cover. Whoever had the idea to "Hope-ify" an image of Osama to resemble the Obama "Hope" image, created by Shepard Fairey related the news of Osama's death to Obama's reelection in a heartbeat as well. All politics aside, it is certainly a powerful and politically charged image and can be interpreted many ways. I simply find this conversation very interesting.