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July 11, 2004 - Photography as Propaganda

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The first shot is one Matt Drudge ran on his site last week, and has since removed. Just a trick of perspective. Kerry is a hunter and a gun-owner. He was at a shooting event, proving something or other. It doesn’t matter. The National Rifle Association (NRA) has rated him “F” in the senate. Why? One reason is that Kerry thinks the ban on automatic assault weapons, due to expire on September 13th, should be extended. He sees no need for ordinary folks to own Uzi’s and such. Says they’d be lousy for hunting. There’s no way the ban will be extended. The votes aren’t there.

I guess Kerry doesn’t get the point. Folks say they have a right to their weapons of choice.

This photo may be the daydream of every conservative gun owner in America. Not that they’d advocate anything like what is pictured, much less try it. Just a little joke. Drudge thought it was funny. But he took it down. It’s all over the web.

The second photo?  Jonah Goldberg is editor-at-large of the National Review Online and on the television talk shows all the time.  Very pro-Bush, pro-war, pro-torture and all that you would expect.  Hates the French.  (See his 1999 Bastille Day piece - Happy Cheese-Eating Surrender Monkey Day! )  Jonah’s mother, Lucianne Goldberg, is far to the right of her son and on her own site ran this second photo of Kerry, with a caption saying that now even puppies were no longer safe.

Or this may be Kerry’s new running mate. She was making fun of him. Bush eats puppies, or like Montgomery Burns, skins the alive for fun?

Consider this conservative humor.


Rick, the News Guy in Atlanta adds -


Caption that first photo: "Republican Presidential Preference Primary, 2004".


Actually, it is sort of funny in its own twisted way, but I can see why Drudge took it down.


Yep, Drudge did.  All the new photos on Drudge and Lucianne are of Kerry and Edwards hugging, or at least way too close.  Leno has picked up the meme, as has the Washington Times.  The new idea is they’re gay lovers.


Those photos are everywhere.  Find them yourself.

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