Let media prostrate fall

I probably don’t need to say it again, but here’s an Associated Press photo running on the Drudge Report today:

But since we’re on the new Locker Room, I might as well post some of the earlier, deifying news service photos (which aren’t new to the current president, as I’ve pointed out before, although his seem to be missing that intentional irony behind the others):

Reuters provided the most iconic one:

It followed an earlier, less popular effort:

The AP was not to be left behind, however:

Matt Drudge seemed the most enraptured:

Time put a nimbus photo on a cover asking a rhetorical question that would yield a much different answer nowadays:

New York Magazine, meanwhile, managed to pull off a Transfiguration:

Agence France-Presse found artists willing to put Obama (complete with unintentionally ironic dove and olive branch) alongside Jesus and even Ché:

Other artists did their best:

Bookstores, too:

For lo, Mrs. Obama radiates holiness herself:

The AP even found visual proof of Obama calming the waves:

This was the best they could do as far as his walking on water, however:

And when things reached their logical conclusion, Newsweek ventured a bit from the standard religious imagery to explain away the god who fails:

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