Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Unbelievable—and yet entirely believable
The Man takes a story from Best of the Web and runs with it. Thanks to some great sleuthing by GOP and College, MoveOn.org has been caught in another lie.

Best of the Web pointed out that MoveOn had taken a picture of British soldiers and attached it to a headline lamenting the number of American troops "stuck" in Iraq for the holidays. BotW's contention, based on the fact that American soldiers do not wear shorts in a combat zone, was that MoveOn doesn't know what an American soldier looks like. Well, it turns out that that's not true. MoveOn knew very well, it seems, that the picture in question could not be of American troops—or at the very least that an American soldier in shorts raises some serious questions. They just didn't cover their tracks very well, photoshopping some images and not others.

Click on either of the pictures at the left for a larger version.

UPDATE [11/30/2005 - 17:17]: It seems the MoveOn has pulled the offending ad, though it is still available on their website.

UPDATE [11/30/2005 - 22:29]: There's more coverage all over the place now. Here, here, here, here, and many more.

1 comment:

Jenn of the Jungle said...

Typical of Moveon.org and it's ilk.

I ponder often why they don't just MOVE THE HECK ON!!!!