narrative art, but I was unaware of the genre of "political attack art" until I read the New York Daily News today. Reporting on the White House mug shots currently being shown as part of a printmaking exhibit at the New York Public Library, the newspaper seemed more interested in creating political hysteria than explaining the artistic intent behind the exhibit. Created by artists Nora Ligorano and Marshall Reese as a response in part to "the overreaching powers of the Patriot Act, coupled with the explosion of the internet and monopolization of private media [that] threaten the very fabric and foundations of our country and way of life", the images are generating both outrage and applause. When reporting the "controversy", Fox News (monopolized media) expressed concern that the mug shots might "confuse little kids" who might gaze upon the photos during a field trip and think, "Oh, is that a picture of my president?" Yeah kid, it's a picture of your president. Images from FOX News.