Pop Culture Casts Obama As Drone Master

Five and a half years into his presidency, Barack Obama has had a powerful impact on the nation’s popular culture. But what many screenwriters, novelists and visual artists have seized on is not an inspirational story of the first black president. Instead they — “Captain America (pictured)” is the latest example — have found more compelling story lines in the bleaker, morally fraught parts of Mr. Obama’s legacy. In other words, he’s the Drone Master, vaporizing opponents with cool efficiency.

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