Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Nice pictures, Wall Street Journal

I've always enjoyed the Wall Street Journal's line drawings of newsmakers. There's something nicely old fashioned about it. But I've noticed recently that when they draw someone with whom I'm familiar, it doesn't really look like them.

Take this example, of the two leading candidates in the Massachusetts governor's race -- Republican Kerry Healey on the left and Democrat Deval Patrick on the right.

Can't you just imagine the conversation in the Journal's right wing art department?

"Yeah, so we need a drawing of Kerry Healey. She's Republican, so take a couple years off her face, get rid of those bangs, and don't make her nose look so much like a hook."

"And Patrick?"

"What's he leading by? Twenty-five points? Make him fat."

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Anonymous Mrs. N-B said...

What happened to the left side of Deval's face? I guess any means to squash out the left side of everything.

I wonder if The WSJ can help Katherine Harris. That would take a miracle, much less a flattering line drawing.

October 25, 2006  
Blogger Cedar said...

One time WSJ did an article about Nutter Butters, and had a little line drawing of a Nutter Butter accompanying the article. They bought a lot of goodwill with me for that.

October 25, 2006  

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