Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Another Press Blunder

An elderly woman says her house was shot at and holds up the bullets as proof.

Now what is wrong with this picture? I can understand a totally uneducated person who knows even less than I do about firearms making such a mistake, but the professional news agencies who printed her claim and posted these pictures as fact should know better. Of course since she is blaming Americans in general and indirectly blaming Bush, we naughty Americans are not to criticize her as the only valid criticisms are criticisms against conservatives and the right.

See screen capture of original posting here. (pdf)


Blogger Gayle said...

Shoprat, I'd give you a prize if I could, because I think you just found the dumbest thing I've seen yet, and that's saying a lot! Those bullets have never been fired! I know there are a lot of stupid people in journalism these days, but this really takes the cake! Are they all taking stupid pills? Somehow we managed to shoot up her house with bullets that have never been used. Hmmmm. I wonder how we did that? LOL!

Off topic... sorry. You left a comment on my Liberal Lunacy post, but the link was wrong. It took you to an old post I had done on the Beauchamp traitor. This one is regarding another lousy traitor,Sean Penn. Sorry about that!

4:33 PM  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Gayle nailed it so I shan't duplicate. The saddest thing: many will view the photo and nod their simple heads, mumbling "yes, yes, Bush and Cheney are invading my mind, yes, yes, I can clearly see, poor woman, BAAAD bullets. Baaaaaaa."


10:48 PM  
Blogger The Practicalist said...

Reminds me of when I was a youthful offender who made a habit of toilet papering friends' houses. One night, after doing it so many times, we just left a roll on the porch and wrote a note that said "You know what to do, do it yourself."

Could it be our evile troops were getting tired of running around shooting up peoples' houses, and just left her the bullets to do the job herself?

10:57 PM  
Blogger Donald Douglas said...

Gayle pretty much summed it up!

But you gotta love those stupid pills!

9:18 AM  
Blogger Jay said...

This would be hilarious if it weren't such an indictment on the press.

1:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At first, I thought I would see if I could find some of those bullets for my pistol and my .30-06, but then I realized it would be a really bad idea to fire bullets at someone that are capable of being shot back at me!

7:22 PM  
Blogger Angevin13 said...

If those bullets found there way into her house, they were thrown in, cause they sure weren't fired in!

7:53 PM  
Blogger KurtP said...

What I'm wondering is WHY are those rounds so different in color?
I'm not an expert, but it looks like a photoshop thing to me.

11:05 AM  
Blogger shoprat said...

kurtp I blew the picture up to individual pixels and took a look at it. In doctored pictures there is usually a clear line between the two elements and it's missing in this one. With my limited abilities I would have to say that if it has been photoshopped, it was done professionally but it is probably a genuine photo.

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