Gratuitous overanalysis of Graydon's Editor's Letter

Gratuitous overanalysis of Graydon's Editor's Letter


Vanity Fair Editor Graydon Carter always has an Annie Leibowitz shot of himself above his monthly Editor's Letter. It's always the same shot. Almost always. Last month, the "Editor's Letter" was a short Oscar-appropriate essay on Hollywood. To the immediate right is the usual Leibowitz shot: Graydon reclining, smiling and probably fantasizing about his next cigarette. Then, the May issue. The topic is the war in Iraq. The letter was written very shortly after President the 43rd gave Saddam Hussein the ultimatum. Graydon admits that he has no idea how things will turn out, but predicts disaster for all involved. The Leibowitz shot looks the same, except...was the frown photoshopped in?