At Long Last Scruples

Fox News got busted altering photos of Rep. Bachmann’s rally to make it look bigger than it was.  (As if getting 10,000 people from around the country to turn out on almost no notice was any mean feat).

Bad Hannity.  Bad boy.  Give your radio show to someone else in penance.  Like me.

But isn’t the left just a tad disingenuous in baying “foul” at the moon over using pictures to lie?  Laura, writing at the Greenroom, has been keeping a list and checking it twice:

There is no excuse for what Fox News did, and I’m glad they were caught at it.  I’m not aware of anyone on the right defending it.  But spare me the outrageously outrageous outrage, lefties.  You don’t have a leg to stand on.

Always remember Berg’s Seventh Law – when they accuse conservatives of hatred or perfidy, they’re projecting.

12 thoughts on “At Long Last Scruples

  1. I think both parties should get a bench warning after this. Both sides are guilty of this and neither are doing anyone any favors. It only fools people that are just looking for validation anyway.

    It seems to me that the right does this more often than the left, but it only seems this way because my personal bias makes me oversensitive to Republican offenses and undersensitive to Democrat offenses.

    Democrats cannot afford to marginalize the concerns of the TEA party supporters because of this.

  2. agreed, I love how they call us Nazis and fascists when in reality they are the ones showing tendencies to this group. ‘Hate speech’ is possibly the creepiest thing the left has ever come up with, and that’s saying something. Nowhere in the constitution does it say you cannot hate or promote hate; when it turns to ‘violent speech’ then it gets different though. We had some interesting discussions about that in my Con Law class at Normandale.

  3. Why don’t you try condemning unethical behavior rather than rationalizing it, Shankopotamus?

  4. Why don’t you try condemning…

    Re-read my post – or read it for the first time, whichever applies. I did comdemn it.

    Didn’t do it in the exact language you prefer? Pay me money to be your “Press Secretary” or “Spokesperson”, and you can choose the words I use for me.

  5. Nah, you defaulted to your favorite defense of the indefensible. Every time your side gets busted in a way that gives you zero wiggle room to claim they were in the right, you fall back on “the other side does the same thing all the time.”

    Your counter examples are silly. There’s a difference between editing or cropping photos and straightforward lying, which Stewart busted FAUX News for doing. You’re nowhere near the green on this one.

    Shankopotamus.

  6. you fall back on “the other side does the same thing all the time

    I fall back on 20 examples of Dem perfidy for every GOP naughty. Y’know, my old standby.

    There’s a difference between editing or cropping photos and straightforward lying,

    Actually, usually there’s not. If the “editing” (which is what Fox did) or “cropping” is done to create a false impression of an event, then it’s a lie.

    Lots of people turned out for Bachmann’s rally. As many as Fox showed? Nope, and it was stupid.

    But when the left cropped a picture of a guy holding an AR15 at an Obama rally to say “Lookit all these racist gun nuts!” – and the cropping omitted the fact that the guy with the gun was black? That is much worse; it doesn’t amplify a fact (albeit needlessly and wrongly), it portrays the opposite of rality.

  7. I think your reasoning shows a complete lack of any ethical sensibility. But I really just commented because it’s fun to call you “Shankopotamus.”

  8. I think your reasoning shows a complete lack of any ethical sensibility.

    “Technology at a sufficiently high level is indistinguishable from magic”.

    But I really just commented because it’s fun to call you “Shankopotamus.”

    No, I’ll give you that one. That one’s a gift that keeps on giving.

    Slut.

  9. Not a compliment Patheticboy, and Asswipe, I believe Mitch spends most of his time pointing out how the MSM unethically reports the news BUT then again you believe the ends justify the means don’t you? I think the right should spend a lot more time making shit up about the left but then again there’s no need to because the truth is so much more damning.

Leave a Reply