Lying with pictures

I was annoyed by the Express’ crappy headline writing, but who knew the big-boy paper had retarded photo editors? How else to explain this article on the passage of the FISA bill with included bans on waterboarding, accompanied by a photo of long-time torture opponent John McCain. As he stridently clenches his fist, below is a quote of him saying “Staging a mock execution by inducing the misperception of drowning is a clear violation.”

Too bad he actually voted against this amendment.

Don’t get me wrong, WaPo didn’t get the fact wrong. Wayyyyyyyyyyy down in paragraph 11 they state he opposed this and sided with the administration on this one. You’d just never know it from this misleading picture and quote.

What’s up with that, WaPo?

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

Well I used to say something in my profile about not quite being a “tinker, tailor, soldier, or spy” but Tom stole that for our about us page, so I guess I’ll have to find another way to express that I am a man of many interests.

Hmm, guess I just did.

My tastes run the gamut from sophomoric to Shakespeare and in my “professional” life I’ve sold things, served beer, written software, and carried heavy objects… sometimes at the same place. It’s that range of loves and activities that makes it so easy for me to love DC – we’ve got it all.


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