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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Right wing blogosphere puts fake bullseye on Giffords from the Daily Kos

A right wing blogger used a doctored image of a post on Daily Kos to imply that progressive website did exactly what Sarah Palin did. The original post didn't have a picture of Giffords nor did it have an image of a target. The original post listed Democrats who the poster on Kos believed should be targeted in primaries for a particular vote back in June 2008.

The link on the Right wing blog was to the Photoshopped image and not to the original post on the Daily Kos.

The Washington Post wasted no time in reporting the fake image as fact.  Google the story and you will see most of the popular conservative blogs have bought into the fake image hook line and sinker, 

And so it goes, around and around. As Mark Twain wrote, "A lie can travle halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its hoes." And that was before the internet.

Here's the fake image.

1 comment:

kushibo said...

I have to admit, until I looked at it a lot more carefully and realized that those images hadn't been there originally, I had believed from the mainstream media that Daily Kos had in fact put bull's eye images on various districts.

Definitely not same-same. I should have been far more skeptical.