"Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting", otherwise known as FAIR, has an article by Salon's/Counterpunch's Dave Lindorff about HumpGate, otherwise known as BulgeGate: The Emperor's New Hump: The New York Times killed a story that could have changed the election-because it could have changed the election. See also the same author's earlier piece "Technical expert: Bush was wired".
The content of the latest article should be faily clear from the title, but rather than wade through that let's look at the screengrab of the page. What are they trying to communicate with those side-by-side photos? Why, one might tend to think that what's pictured on the right is what's under the suit on the left, correct? Isn't that the subconscious reaction to seeing two such photos next to each other?
Let's look at the fine-printed caption and see if this reminds anyone of, for instance, how the National Enquirer and other scandal sheets do things:
It's clear even from unenhanced photos that George W. Bush has been wearing some kind of object under his clothing, both during the debates and at other public appearances. The enhancements done by NASA scientist Robert Nelson show a rectangular object with a long "tail"; in some shots a wire leading over Bush's shoulder is visible. This configuration closely resembles a PTT (Push To Talk) receiver with an induction earpiece, a device used by some actors, newscasters and politicians to allow for inaudible voice communication in a public setting. The particular model pictured here (which does not appear to be the exact type Bush wore) was manufactured by Resistance Technology, Inc. of Arden Hills, Minn.
"Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting" indeed.
Politics · Sat, 02/05/2005 - 13:33 · Importance: 1