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‘Awkward and creepy’: What do you think of Economist’s Obama cover? [photo]


Well, this is sure to raise a few eyebrows:

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— The Economist (@TheEconomist) September 25, 2014


Not the second term he (or anyone else) was expecting, huh?

— jimgeraghty (@jimgeraghty) September 25, 2014

No sir. Not a picture we were expecting, either:

They have to photoshop him into a military uniform and even then it looks awkward.

— Matthew (@Matthops82) September 25, 2014

The guy has never even served. This photoshop is unnatural.

— Krystle (@TarheelKrystle) September 25, 2014

It looks awkward and creepy. RT @TarheelKrystle: The guy has never even served. This photoshop is unnatural.

— Heather (@hboulware) September 25, 2014

Yeah, it kinda does. See, when we think of President Obama, this is the sort of image that comes to mind:

Economist cover gave #Obama too much cred, Bush actually was a fighter pilot. Obama is, …well Obama.#tcot

— Jim Hanson (@Uncle_Jimbo) September 25, 2014

But if The Economist insists on depicting Obama in a flight suit, there are steps they could take to at least make it more believable:

This would be much more realistic if Obama had a coffee cup in his hand and was heading to a marathon of fundraisers.

— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) September 25, 2014

Or, better yet:

.@TheEconomist If you're going to PS Obama into a flight suit, at least start with a plausible photo.@TarheelKrystle

— Bob Owens (@bob_owens) September 25, 2014

Now that’s what we call “fake, but accurate.”

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