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Wednesday, October 08, 2008

LA Times Employs Idiots

Via Ace who has been on a roll today, someone must have put some caffiene in his valurite vodka. An La Times blog , appropriately named the Dish Rag, posted this picture of Sarah Palin with this insane post accompanying it. The reporter obviously knows nothing about guns.

How did Newsweek convince Gov. Sarah Palin to pose with a rifle for its cover?
Simple. It didn't.
Instead, it used an archive (fancy speak for old) stock photo of her taken back in June 2002 and used it for the cover without her knowledge.
However, to the magazine's credit, it did not try to hide the fact that it's a stock photo, even printing circa 2002 on the cover and again referencing the date in editor Jon Meacham's letter entitled "The Palin Problem."
So that makes it OK.
Right? Or maybe not? What do you think?
Hey, is that even the right way to hold a rifle? Can't you shoot your foot off like that?

That is a shotgun not a rifle and the breech is open so that is a perfectly safe way to hold it since it can't go off accidently. No wonder the LA Times is sinking faster than a rock, they employ idiots to write about things they know nothing about.


Larry said...

Those folks probably don't know one end of a rifle or shotgun from the other. It's amazing at how quick someone like that wants to ridicule someone who is knowledgeable about guns and isn't afraid to use them.

Trader Rick said...

Personally I try not to hold my firearms by the metal, so as not to introduce skin oil to the finish. Skin oil is beneficial to the wood, however.

We Love Sarah Palin, nothing slimy they can do to her diminishes her in our eyes.

The Griper said...

ridicule is a tactic of theirs, larry. it is deliberate and needs to be countered or else it will help to achieve their aims. don't just put it off as ignorance.