Walker insists that she didn’t realize how powerful the image would be when she captured the black-and-white photo, which she — along with Reuters photographer Kevin Lamarque, who shot a color version that’s also being used on the Tumblr site — took during a flight to Libya late last year.
And she wishes that people who want to grab photos from the Internet and use them for their own purposes would make an effort to contact their creators. “Before they used it, how about a call to me?” she asked. But, she admits, that might have resulted in no such memorable meme. “I’m not sure I would have said yes.”
Stop calling them ‘rich’
This week’s Loop Quote of the Week award goes to former president George W. Bush, who reminds us to use the proper terminology when referring to certain Americans who have more access to money than other Americans do.
Bush spoke Tuesday at a tax-policy conference in New York hosted by his presidential institute.
“If you raise taxes on the so-called rich, you’re really raising taxes on the job creators,” he explained. So if you want “private-sector growth,” the best thing to do “is to leave capital in the treasuries of the job creators,” Bush said.
We thought those folks were called “rich” because, well, they are. But that, apparently, is not the proper term. They are the “job creators.” So President Obama’s deplorable class-warfare rhetoric pits the so-called poor and middle classes against the job-creator class.
And don’t try to sneak around that by calling them wealthy, bigwigs, plutocrats, oligarchs, fat cats, tycoons or robber barons.
They are the true working class, going 24-7 to create jobs for you and other ingrates.
With Emily Heil
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