Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Cult of Personality

Please note in the above pic Obama is caring a GQ magazine with himself on the cover...

"The queen of daytime will interview the president of the country during an ABC holiday special that brings together Oprah Winfrey and Barack Obama.

The network has announced "Christmas at the White House: An Oprah Primetime Special," which includes an interview with the president, a conversation with the First Couple and tour of the White House. The special will also go behind-the-scenes as staffers prepare the White House for the holiday season."

Cult of Personality Definition:

"A cult of personality refers to a situation in which the leader of a country, usually a dictator, uses propaganda and media tools excessively to create a strongly positive image of himself. People who have created a cult of personality include Kim Jong Il, Mao Tse Tung, Saddam Hussein, Adolf Hitler, Josef Stalin, Fidel Castro.

Whilst rarer in democratic societies, there are examples of a personality cult being built around certain western political leaders including John F. Kennedy, Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan, and most recently Barack Obama."

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