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Text-image meaning making on the front page of the Times

by Critical Commons Manager

The Los Angeles Times may not have intended to suggest that apocalypse was the logical outcome of John Roberts swearing in as Chief Justice. On the other hand, it is difficult to imagine that such a reading of this juxtaposition never crossed anyone's minds at the Times. Proof of the infamous "liberal bias" of the media?

LA Times front page juxtaposes apocalyptic image with announcement of Roberts' confirmation to the Supreme Court

When John Roberts was sworn in as Chief Justice, the LA Times published this uncannily apocalyptic front page

from Los Angeles Times front page September 30, 2005 (2005)
Creator: L.A. Times
Distributor: LA Times
Posted by Critical Commons Manager