Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Fake News

Remember this photo, from a few months back, which won the £10,000 prize for the best wildlife photo of the year?
It was staged; the wolf was tame, and loaned from a wildlife park.

Also, you may have heard,

Scott Brown Wins Mass. Race, Giving GOP 41-59 Majority in the Senate

(Via Michael Tomasky's Blog)

Looting in Haiti? Shut your yap. What would you do if you had no food, no water, no shelter, and no expectation that these might show up in the foreseeable future? Would you sit there patiently and watch your family starve or die of exposure and dehydration? Ya think you might consider breaking into the local market? Yeah, me too. Would you describe that as "looting", or as "fighting to survive"? Yeah, me too. I'm glad to see others pointing this out.

Let's see... oh yeah, earthquake swarm in Yellowstone. Everything to the east is going to be blown into the Atlantic, everything else into the Pacific. Tidy. No need for a relief or aid effort. Of course the so-called "experts" in their ivory frigging towers have different ideas. But then they have a vested interest in seeing North America go "foom." Never, ever trust anyone who actually has spent time studying something. Causes bias.

Lockwood is in a pissy mood this morning.


Dean Wormer said...

It may be a fake wolf but it's still beautiful.

I mean- I have some great photos I took at the Oregon zoo- one of an Orangatuan that look like they were taken from inside the cage.

dguzman said...

I'm glad someone is pointing out the fact that ANYONE would be out there taking whatever food (or anything else) they could get their hands on, were they in a similar position. The thing is, the mass media and all these holier-than-thou assholes who, seeing all those black people doing it, condemn it on its face. I said this many times during the Katrina disaster: the media chose to show only the blacks looting. I'm willing to bet there were white people doing it too, but that doesn't sell as well on Faux Nooz/COPS Nooz network.

Lockwood said...

@dguzman: As I remember, after Katrina, the whites were "scavenging" or "gleaning" or "making do," or some such. It's a well-known fact (in this country at least) that it's only "looting" when brown people are doing it.