September 10, 2008

Glass Houses

Sure, I can understand Fox News wanting to laugh at CNN for not being able to spot a Photoshopped picture of Sarah Palin's head on another woman's gun-toting, bikini clad body as a fake...

...but if they are going to mock the incompetence of other news organizations for not spotting a obvious fake, then should we let Fox off the hook for letting the description of the weapon she is holding as an "AK-47" stand, when it is decidedly not?

Posted by Confederate Yankee at September 10, 2008 02:53 PM

They didn't even have a decent enough picture to use when they did the 'hack n slash' photoshop bit... It's either a Crossman or Daisy Air Rifle for God's Sake... At least use a picture that (besides being off a ultra-skaggy trailer park dweller) has someone holding a REAL weapon... I mean c'mon people!

Posted by: Big Country at September 10, 2008 04:56 PM

Are there any journalists that know anything except the contents of their own opinions and the slop they swallowed in grad school? So many people in the media seem unacqainted with the physical world and the things in it.

Posted by: Zhombre at September 10, 2008 05:36 PM

A Kalashnikov air rifle?

Posted by: ccoffer at September 10, 2008 07:04 PM

I just KNOW that weapon takes "square-backed rounds".

Yours Truly,

Scott Beauchamp

Posted by: Jack Coonan at September 10, 2008 07:36 PM

Another photoshopped picture of her, that is showing up in a few places, alongside the original unretouched picture.

Posted by: Shoprat at September 10, 2008 08:22 PM

Most of the Guardians of First Amendment Press Freedoms wouldn't be able to distinguish an AK47 from an air rifle.

Posted by: Zhombre at September 10, 2008 08:52 PM

Geez oh Pete! The libtard whackjobs have outdone themselves again. Ain't none of these city boys got a lick o' sense huh? Can't even tell the diff between a airgun and a fire arm. And the fake wasn't investigated? Something wrong there too. The media is getting caught in too many lies. Think anybody but people that watch FOX know anything about that? Doubt it. The libs don't EVER admit to "mistakes".

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Posted by: WinAntiSpyware at September 10, 2008 11:33 PM

Heh, I emailed you about this little "error" a few days ago when the pic was linked at Pajamasmedia and I couldn't leave a comment. Yep, it's a 13 pump (max).177cal AK-47..very very rare...collectors item for sure.

Posted by: markm at September 11, 2008 10:15 AM

These nit-wits are fussing about Saracuda not killing her Down's baby and yet they *think* they are fooling people with a b-b gun?! Whose really "handicapped"(morally and mentally)?

Posted by: J David at September 11, 2008 12:54 PM

A BB gun is about all the firepower the <strike> mainstream </strike> media has anymore.

Posted by: McGehee at September 11, 2008 04:19 PM