On December 7th, TIME Magazine announced what everybody already knew: Donald Trump was their Person of the Year. The left, of course, had a field day comparing Trump to 1938 TIME Man of the Year Adolf Hitler ( to be fair, the right made some of those same comparisons when Barack Obama was TIME Person of the Year in 2012 ).
But there’s something rather telling about the media in comparing and contrasting their 2016 and 2012 and 2008 People of the Year :
Notice anything ?!?!
First off, look at the art. The 2008 Obama image is a mirror of his HOPE poster from the campaign – an upward looking Obama, gazing into history, a beacon of change and light.
The 2012 Obama image is a mirror of this famous JFK portrait that shows him contemplating his own place in history :
The 2016 Trump image mirrors the chiaroscuro of The Godfather, complete with leather chair :
So, the media are already attempting to tell their story : Obama was a wonderful, deep, shimmering image of joy; Trump is a gangster ( actually, a warrior for the people ).