April 13, 2010, - 4:48 pm

A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Lies (Tiger Won the Masters?)

By Debbie Schlussel

Who won Sunday’s Masters golf tournament?  Below is the cover of yesterday’s USA Today sports section.  Judging by the photos and the attention they gave spoiled brat Tiger Woods, you’d think he won.  Check out the tiny photo of Phil Mickelson, a mensch who won while his wife is fighting breast cancer juxtaposed with a GIANT one of Woods.  You’d hardly know Mickelson was even playing the tournament based on the photos and disproportionate print given to Woods.  And that’s the tragedy of it all.  Despite a good guy winning, the press is still giving the lion’s share of blind puppy dog slobbering to Woods.  So sad.

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Slobber Over a Himbo: USA Today Gives Tiger Woods Photo Love, Disses Mickelson

Yes, I know the headline says Mickelson won, but we’re in a graphic world.  People get impressions from photos, and they miss the headlines.  This is why I get so upset when the mainstream media uses photos that are so anti-Israel to accompany stories.  They know what they are doing.  The photos tell the gullible readers the misleading story.  Nobody pays attention to the words in print.

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19 Responses

Tiger Woods puts in a boring performance, but he still gets the print. It appears that celebrity status trumps the actual game itself.

sorrow01 on April 13, 2010 at 5:01 pm

Debbie knows notoriety sells far more copies in this world than decency. And she wonders why the nice guys finish last. The pictures say far more than I ever need to add on that subject.

NormanF on April 13, 2010 at 5:03 pm

I’m pretty jaded with all the creepy PC stuff and liberal spins, etc., but that is really weird.

DS_ROCKS! on April 13, 2010 at 5:11 pm

Thats a anti-Israel pic if I ever saw one.

Ben Ragsdale on April 13, 2010 at 5:44 pm

s’ok – that green jacket looks hideous on Woods anyway.

Graty Slapchop on April 13, 2010 at 6:13 pm

Jimmy Kimmel said it best.

Tiger is OVER. You can hype him all you want, but he is OVER.

goldenmike4393 on April 13, 2010 at 6:41 pm

Agreed; by looking at the photos, you would think that Woods had won. Perhaps I missed something here, but, how is this anti-Israel? Isn’t it really more of a case that Phil is a seemingly normal good guy, who doesn’t sell as many papers as a load like Woods?

Regardless, great win by Phil. ‘Tis a shame that so much attention was on Woods, and not on the great performance by the real winner.

Ace on April 13, 2010 at 6:45 pm

Pictures of Tiger Woods sell more papers and advertisers than Mickleson, so that’s what they run with. It is all about the money. That’s capitalism, and the American system is based on it. Love it or leave it. Like Ken Hamblin says, pick a better country!

Gerald on April 13, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    Well, that was pretty mindless. Did you have anything thing else equally mindless to contribute? You must be suffering from “Advanced Oprah Disorder”. This malady occurs when an individual is unable to discern the difference between a marketing campaign and reality. A varient of this disorder involves someone who allows a marketing campaign to swallow up any sense of decency they once had.

    Worry01 on April 14, 2010 at 12:52 am

I guess there were no blacks in the Olympics that the media could gush about, Obama is somewhat discredited, so back to Tiger.

Little Al on April 13, 2010 at 8:04 pm

At the winner’s interview on CBS Mr. Nance asks Phil Mickelson about how is wife is doing and Mickelson indicates he is playing for his wife and family. Would Jim Nance have asked the same question to Tiger? What would he ask? How many Ho’s are you playing for Tiger. Which Ho is with you this week? Jim Nance must have sighed a sigh of relief when Tiger didn’t win.

Tim on April 13, 2010 at 8:49 pm

@goldenmike4393 on April 13, 2010 at 6:41 pm

I so hope that Kimmel’s right about that. And Tiger’s not the only one…there’s plenty of “celebrities” I wish would go far, far away, never to return. Our current president is at the top of the list. I’m so sick of all the stupid idol worship. These people could fart in the wind and their fawning idiot fans would chase it for miles to catch a whiff.

theShadow on April 13, 2010 at 9:51 pm

Excellent post, Debbie.

Congratulations to Phil Mickelson on his Master’s win on Sunday.

Just one question:

Tiger who?

(Rhetorical question)

JeffE on April 13, 2010 at 10:09 pm

Phils story was way better. Tigers played out.

tyler on April 14, 2010 at 2:22 am

Tiger is a douchebag, and all the hype about him is boring the hell out of me. He’s just a stupid douche that used to play good golf. All that karma must be affecting his golf game. But, (yawn) who really cares?

R. Taylor on April 14, 2010 at 4:33 am

Yes, a picture does say a thousand words. Look at the one of Tiger. Is that a Phallic symbol?

The black Jimmy Carter needs to gain weight, and then go on celebrity fit club.

Christopher Nelson on April 14, 2010 at 7:21 am

“the press is still giving the lion’s share of blind puppy dog slobbering to Woods.”

That should be “lion cheetah’s share”

Rick on April 14, 2010 at 9:43 am

I watched Mickelson eagle those two holes and nearly eagle the next one. Truly magical.

That should have been the lead. (in the USA Today)

tanstaafl (jw) on April 14, 2010 at 12:23 pm

A few years back, my friend who is a die-hard golf fan and has the Golf channel on TV all the time, would get annoyed because the camera always zoomed on Tiger Woods’ face and swing replays even if Tiger was LOSING! It didn’t matter if Vijay Singh or the others were winning or had won. The media HAD to show Tiger’s replays for pictorial brainwashing.

Reminds me of the 2008 campaign with the MSM’s obsessive hope-and-change mantra and the photo ops from that messiah angle where the all-powerful one raises his chin up very high and looks down at everybody.

Anonymous Twit on April 14, 2010 at 4:06 pm

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