16 January 2006

Ball Dropped by Oracle

Who needs alternative press when you've got the legacy media so on top of things? Thomas Lifson at America Thinker knows better:

"How sad!” readers are encouraged to think. “These poor people are on the receiving end of awful weapons used by the clumsy minions of Bush. And all to no avail. Isn’t it terrible? Why must America do such horrible misdeeds? Bush must go!”

The only problem is that the long cylindrical item with a conical tip pictured with the boy and the man is not a missile at all. It is an old artillery shell. Not something that would have been fired from a Predator. Indeed, something that must have been found elsewhere and posed with the ruins and the little boy as a means at pulling of the heartstrings of the gullible readers of the New York Times.

Nice going, NYT; now how about another story where you claim knowlegde supremecy over the entire blogosphere.

1 comment:

flamer said...

if his point is "bad media for calling an artillery shell a missile," good for you. Good eye.

But I can't believe the depth this guy goes to to demonstrate that it is not a missle. The point has been missed. On purpose I assume, by the breadth of his efforts.

I'm all for calling out the media for inaccuarcies, but to attach that somehow because the photo was mislabled, that the american president gets an undeserved rap as a killer of innocents is insane.

The administration itself just admitted they had targeted the home of innocents by mistake in that attack.
If that doesn't leave a "dramatic impression of cruel incompetence on the part of US forces" there's little doubt that a mislabled photo in the NYT would either.

The tactics on this one are obvious. Discredit the whole article, the whole paper, based on an incorrect assertion in one photo. He'll have to do better.

Look to CNN's "mis-translation" of the phrase "nuclear power" to "nuclear weapons" in the speech coming out of Tehran yesterday for real big-media spin.