Hey, give Carney credit for pro-Communist consistency.
Now is the time when we juxtapose, Small Dead Animals-style:
“In towns like Pushkino (pop. 90,000), many Russians view the tumult sweeping Moscow with more anxiety and skepticism than do their big-city compatriots…they wonder if the destruction of Soviet communism will bring them anything more than uncertainty and hardship.”
—Jay Carney, cub reporter at Time magazine, September 9, 1991.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney and his family are featured in a worshipful profile in this month’s Washingtonian magazine.
It’s the sort of adoring journalistic exercise reserved for only the most handsome of the power elite. In it you can find out details about the Carney dog (a cousin to presidential pooch Sonny!), and how much the press secretary’s tie costs ($135).
But keen observers may notice the kitchen decor in the photo: Soviet propaganda posters. They really are the perfect pop of color whether you are the dour and sincere Nikita Khrushchev or the cheeky press-wrangler for a president who is constantly accused of being a socialist himself.
—“Obama’s press secretary decorates home with Soviet propaganda,” The Week, today.
And do not miss Noah Rothman at Mediaite, who spots the Washingtonian doing some sort of Photoshopping on the books on Carney’s bookshelves: “Carney is surrounded by shelves and shelves of the same books. The photo-shopping was so hurried, in fact, that Carney’s son’s finger was never removed:”
OMG. They even forgot to erase the kid’s finger in the fake book Photoshop. pic.twitter.com/SZOTZa9DMw
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) April 11, 2014
And the same photo “updated with more duplicated books.”
Not surprisingly, Twitter is having a field day with the Washingtonian’s Photoshop meltdown.