The New York Times isn’t the only iconic media outlet to ignore George and Laura Bush’s visit to Selma as they obsess over the Obamas. On page 12 of the March 23 edition of People magazine, in the “Star Tracks” section, there’s a whole page devoted to “THE FIRST FAMILY IN SELMA.”
In chronicling the events of March 7, there was no picture and no mention of President and Mrs. Bush (or any other Republicans).
The captions explain the shots:
– “Rep. John Lewis, one of the original marchers at Selma, gets an emotional hug from President Obama.”
– “The sun sets over the Edmund Pettus Bridge the night before the Obama family’s visit.”
– “The President holds the hand of 103-year-old Amelia Boynton Robinson, a civil rights activist and original marcher, after crossing the infamous bridge.”
– “Malia and Sasha Obama, 16 and 13, smile as they follow their father to the podium before his speech.” (There also a large picture of Obama with his hand on Sasha’s shoulder by that caption.)
– “Thousands marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge again on March 8 in remembrance of 1965's ‘Bloody Sunday,’ when a protest march for African-American voting rights turned violent.”
People also showed a left-leaning bias again on the "right to die" fight in California, promising on page 68 a story on how "Christy O'Donnell (with daughter Bailey) on her right-to-die campaign."