The Corner

Star-Spangled Howard

My colleague Rich Noyes wins today’s Mr. Subliminal Award for noticing that both the Time and Newsweek covers wrap Howard Dean in the flag. (Drudge has them side by side). At least Newsweek selected a photo, while Time painted a flag into its cover. If liberal reporters think it’s cheesy to put flag graphics on Fox or MSNBC, will they now denounce the news magazines?

The news magazines, of course, caught the Dean wave of hype last summer based in part in his win of the “Internet primary” of MoveOn.Org, the Web site that hated America avenging its losses in Afghanistan and now attracts all the Bush-Hitler comparisons. Careful, magazine editors! Maybe all the flag-waving will lose some of those votes…

Tim GrahamTim Graham is Director of Media Analysis at the Media Research Center, where he began in 1989, and has served there with the exception of 2001 and 2002, when served ...