Many of us remember this fateful event. After a meeting, President George W. Bush headed toward a door, pulled on it, only to find it locked and a great picture was taken—the one seen above.
The media used this photo/video, the late night comics got their laughs, and it fed into the media template that “Bush is a moron”.
So, where’s the news coverage of the following:
Embedded video from CNN VideoIndeed, President Obama makes a mistep– confusing what side of the podium he should be on and which side he should walk out, and CNN is the only source I have found with video for it.
I’m not saying that Presidents should be perfect. I’m not saying that they are not human, and that every flaw should be pointed out.
I’m simply saying that perhaps we should be a bit more consistent in our presentations of people, and either afford them grace to make mistakes or show them all how human they are.