Friday, February 18, 2011

Three pictures: you tell me the story they tell the world

In about a three minute span I saw these three pictures -- back-to-back-back. You can imagine the impression the succession of image had:

Top: Globe and Mail, AP or Reuters
Middle: Mark Hoffman, Journal Sentinel
Bottom: The White House

The Top picture has just appeared on The Globe and Mail site, unattributed but possibly from either Reuters or AP. The picture shows the results of government troops firing on demonstrators in Bahrain.

The Middle picture is from Milwaukee Journal Sentinel photographer Mark Hoffman and is part of a slideshow of pictures taken, probably yesterday, at the Capitol in Madison, showing demonstrators protesting the governor's plans to end collective bargaining rights for state employees.

The Bottom picture was just released by The White House. "President Barack Obama joins a toast with Technology Business Leaders at a dinner in Woodside, California" is the caption.

I give you these three pictures without further comment.