Little Green Footballs

Monday, October 06, 2008

Hypocrite alert!

Another stroll at the little green loony bin yielded the following findings about the insincere nature of the old lizard monarch


They’re relentless.
Uhhh, yeah.. Said the guy who just can't get enough of barking up the proverbial Obama tree.

The latest Associated Press masterpiece of journalistic malpractice: a headline that goes right to the edge of saying Sarah Palin called Barack Obama a terrorist (which she did not): Palin defends terrorist comment against Obama.
Quite the strawman, no? There's nothing in that title to suggest that Palin called Obama a terrorist. After all, she did make a comment about terrorists, directed it against Obama and now she's defending it. Rather accurate if you ask me.

They’re parroting Obama campaign propaganda, word for word, ..
(We advise our readers at this point to check out the previous LGF Watch entry)
.. and doing everything they can to minimize William Ayers’ terrorist acts.

Speaking about minimizing, has everyone ever seen a post on LGF about Troopergate?

Then he goes on to quote the article in question:
"But while Ayers and Obama are acquainted, the charge that they “pal around” is a stretch of any reading of the public record. And it’s simply wrong to suggest that they were associated while Ayers was committing terrorist acts. Obama was 8 years old at the time the Weather Underground claimed credit for numerous bombings and was blamed for a pipe bomb that killed a San Francisco policeman."
Can you spot the world’s biggest straw man in that highlighted sentence?

And now he's going on about strawmen. Wow.. Just, wow..


Sydneydoll said...

It's really up in the air about who will win......

obama or mccain??

all the celebrities seem to be on obamas side but the polls are so close.
i think its good they aren't swaying people's votes (as they shouldn't)

Lex said...

Palin's to horrid to even contemplate voting into office. I'm horrified at the very prospect, especially since she's taken to using these nasty tactics while keeping her own little bad-mouthed self cloistered since her Katie Couric debacle. I don't know if I can stand the comments at LGF on her or not. You are very brave, but then you don't live here with the consequences. Good thing that LGF is really the echo chamber that so many have aptly described it as.

K said...

Jonathan Raban: Sarah Palin’s Cunning

Smeg said...

McWhatshisname/PALIN - 2008