Dymphna and I were out for a large part of the day at a family birthday event, so I’ve been unable to do much more than try to keep my head above the email flood. In other words: light posting.
I’m researching a post on the latest news from the OIC, but it won’t be finished tonight. However, I found a couple of illustrations that I’ll use for a preview.
First, the Arab world’s view of George W. Bush:
And just to show they’re bipartisan smear-merchants, a cartoon view of Obama and Hillary:
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Remember, these were two examples plucked at random from hundreds and hundreds of similar cartoons — the Arabic-language press is full of them, every day.
Needless to say, the iconography on display here has been adapted virtually unchanged from illustrations in Völkischer Beobachter in the 1930s.
Next up: the news feed.