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01/24/2011

Video: Oh look, more pics of WBC members holding signs. How different.

by Jeremy Hooper

It's one thing to cover Westboro Baptist's antics. But at this stage in the game, aren't there more than enough photos of the family in circulation to invalidate any need for dedicated photo shoots?

According to @WBCSteve, the shoot is for Mormon World. And not gonna lie: The glamour-shotting seems pretty silly. I mean, the family makes all of their material available, free use. Some of the members are even quite artistic with the shutterbugging. Is there any real need for a de facto "Top Model" competition? Isn't a dedicated day in the studio, seemingly free of anything more than voguing and Gaga parodies and commentary-less opps for WBC to display their signs, exactly what the family wants?

The drive to make art. To be unique. To capture the very essence of a subject via one's own point of view. Under most circumstances, that's valid reasoning for carving out some time to put this or that newsmaker on a studio call sheet. But WBC is not like most subjects. If we all step back and take a look at the insane overexposure the family has received over the past few years, can any of us really justify yet another dedicated photo spread?!

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*In a related note: Congrats to one WBC's emigrants, Libby Phelps, who announced her engagement in this weekend's Lawrence Journal. We sincerely hope she's finding her peace.

But at the same time: Isn't the family kind of duty-bound to picket Libby's news and even ceremony? We hate to say that, for Libby's sake. Though considering the way they protest every other mother's kid, isn't the family under direct obligation to rage against their own migrant members?

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