Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Ink-Stained Wretches, Smeared with Ignorance

Got the picture? Good.
Here's the L A Timesblog discussing the picture. The complete ignorance of the reporter/ette(?) (ESNEAD) is highlighted in red.
How did Newsweek convince Gov. Sarah Palin to pose with a rifle for its cover?
Simple. It didn't.

Instead, it used an archive (fancy speak for old) stock photo of her taken back in June 2002 and used it for the cover without her knowledge.

However, to the magazine's credit, it did not try to hide the fact that it's a stock photo, even printing circa 2002 on the cover and again referencing the date in editor Jon Meacham's letter entitled "The Palin Problem."

So that makes it OK.

Right? Or maybe not? What do you think?

Hey, is that even the right way to hold a rifle? Can't you shoot your foot off like that?
These bozos pontificate on "gun control."
UPDATE: Note to Lib commenters: 1) That ain't a rifle. It's a shotgun. 2) Read what I told you to read--that is, the RED HIGHLIGHTED ITEM.
HT: Ace


Other Side said...

So? Use of archive photos is nothing new. Stop whining.

Anonymous said...

wow, way to miss the entire point of the post, Other side.

Billiam said...

I guess they've never seen a 'broke' shotgun, hence, their ignorance. Not that they'd condescend to touch that evil thing! Oh! The horror!

Jeff Miller said...

"Speak softly and carry a big shotgun" works for me.

Anonymous said...

The only whining here is coming from the other side.


grumps said...

What, exactly, is the point of the post? It's her- posing with a shotgun- in a photo acknowledged to be from stock.

You also have no link highlighted in red.

What is your point?

Dad29 said...


You need your caffeine, fella.

Now to help you understand actual high-tech shotgun stuff:

The dumbass LAT reporter asks "Can't you shoot your foot off...?"

Not when the shotgun is 'broken down' so that the firing pin is 3-4" away from the shells (if there were any in the weapon.)

Got that?