I can't look at this picture of the President from today's Gray Lady without being struck by the utter disdain on his face. It's deeply unflattering and plays right in to the right-wing narrative of Obama as an arrogant autocrat -- a narrative which contains a germ of truth but also a very healthy dose of exaggeration.
Maybe the photographer just caught him at a really bad moment. But never let it be said again that the New York Times is unwilling to print an unflattering picture of Barack Obama.
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