Monday, January 16, 2006

What Media Bias? (V)

18 Jan: Update below.

(TFHT: Michelle Malkin)
Even I, having been the guy in charge of the missiles and the guns on my last ship, didn't catch onto this at first. I'd planned on posting this earlier, but time and circumstances did not permit.

I'll break it down for you, New York Times. This is not a missile. Missiles asplode. If a missile didn't asplode, it would still be all crumpled up and in multiple little pieces, because they are made of aluminum and fiberglass.

This is an artillery shell. A very old one, and likely not American. It's also unexploded ordnance, making what these people are doing just a little dangerous. Hey, lets crowd around the unexploded ordnance for a photo! Oh, and move it around a bunch, maybe it'll fuze and kill us all!

Even if the NYT made an honest mistake, surely a possibility, notice what side they err on? The side that wants you to think that America is the world's largest evil and George Bush is a terrorist.

Always consider the source.

This photo, dear readers, is misleadingly captioned to make you believe that the United States likes to blow up poor families, that our country is the source of evil throughout the world and George Bush is a war criminal and a terrorist. Consider that this photo was published without a story to go along with it, indiciating that the editor thought the picture said it all. Unaccompanied pictures are placed on front pages as "good art," essentially. Also consider that even if it was an honest mistake, what side did the paper err on? Yes, the America-hating, anti-war, moonbat appeasing side.

Ladies and gentlemen, always consider the source.

EDIT: Oh yeah, I forgot to mention The Officer's Club has an excellent comment on the matter.

UPDATE(18 JAN): Big Lizards notes that
the provincial government of the "semiautonomous tribal regions bordering Afghanistan" now admits that there were, in fact, "four or five foreign terrorists" present in one or another of the three houses in Pakistan that we hit with a missile attack a couple of days ago. They also now agree that the compound (when was the last time a normal, residential house was referred to as a "compound?") was a routine meeting place for terrorists, both foreign and Pakistani, and that a large number of foreign terrorists, including Ayman Zawahiri...
I highly recommend reading the rest.


Blogger TexasFred bloody well said...

There's some things even OD guys don't like to mess with, and this projectile would be one of them...

"asplode" ?? ?? ??

17 January, 2006 13:01  
Blogger shoprat bloody well said...

Come on now. You know they can't let a few facts get in the way of the truth.

17 January, 2006 15:17  
Blogger Gyrobo bloody well said...

I'm still skeptical that the whole mideast even exists. Why else can't the majority of Americans find it on a map?

Fakery, I say!

17 January, 2006 15:48  
Blogger Patrick Joubert Conlon bloody well said...

Yes, I also wondered about "asplode." Is that when you sit on a bomb and it explodes and blows off your ass? ;)

17 January, 2006 15:51  
Blogger Robosquirrel bloody well said...

asplode = funny way of saying "explode"
Laugh, damn you!


Gyrobo, I think I'm still trying to get the sand of the Middle East out of my ass. Just, y'know, FYI. I think majority of Americans wouldn't know what to think unless someone told them to think it.

17 January, 2006 22:55  
Blogger Little Miss Chatterbox bloody well said...

For the record I thought asplode was funny :-).

Anybody that reads the NY Times and believes a word of it needs their head examined. It is sad that such a distinguished paper has become such a joke.

18 January, 2006 13:49  

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