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Is New Majority Trying To Say Something With Its Choice of Picture?

September 26, 2009

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This morning David Horowitz highlighted how at David Frum’s New Majority site Frum posted his most recent response in the debate without linking to the rebuttal.

While this is a worthy criticism to make I was also put off by a different aspect of New Majority’s presentation: Why did they choose the above two pictures of Frum and Horowitz to illustrate Frum’s “Scorched Earth Conservatives” response?

Take a look at the two pictures. For Frum we see only his face and he has a fairly gentle, moderate expression. For Horowitz it’s a full body shot and he has an aggressive look on his face. (What little one can even make of his face!)

There are plenty of choices available when one searches “David Horowitz” in Google Image Search — including head shots and calm expressions. So why would New Majority’s editors go out of their way to pick an image in which Horowitz looks unreasonable?

UPDATE: New Majority has posted Horowitz’s reply to Frum. Thank you.

  1. September 26, 2009 12:05 pm

    What did you expect? For more than 100 years, the left wing has found the careful selection of photos very useful to promote their cause. You long ago established the preminence of writers and editors to manipulate opinion……………go back and read “The Engineering of Consent” and/or “The Fabian Freeway”, both devoted whole chapters to their left wing causes.

  2. Marylou permalink
    September 26, 2009 12:23 pm

    What is David Frum’s gig, anyway?

    I know. More will be revealed.

  3. Marylou permalink
    September 26, 2009 1:38 pm

    OK. I am getting a little more familiar with this Frum character. He calls himself a conservative?? and, the choice of photos. Isn’t this what they teach in so-called Journalism 101?

  4. jbtrevor permalink
    September 26, 2009 3:20 pm

    All I gotta say, is I would NEVER want to be on the opposing side of a debate with David Horowitz.

  5. The Inquisitor permalink
    September 27, 2009 6:41 am

    The picture looks like Frum has fallen for the old juvenile joke: Now say S P O O N.

    Sorry. The devil made me do it.

  6. Marylou permalink
    September 27, 2009 10:42 pm

    Dear jbtrevor. YOU might be ok on an opposing side of a debate because YOU would likely do your homework. The reason these guys are getting so roundly trounced is because their logic is faulty and their research is lacking. They don’t back up what they say with thinking and factual examples.

    I mean, yes, DH is formidable. We know that, but please take heart from it rather than get intimidated.

    You’d be surprised what one person can do!! yes, even you.

    • jbtrevor permalink
      September 28, 2009 5:32 am

      What an image a debate between Horowitz + I…

      It would be difficult to find a topic upon which we disagree or would soon agree to agree.


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