Associated Press Lines A Pistol Up To Ted Cruz’s Brain

There are subtle subliminal messages, and then there are those that almost hit you right between the eyes.

From the hyper-partisan Associated Press (AP) — which, incidentally, still masquerades as actual journalism — on June 21, 2015:

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The image is even more edifying when you compare it to other AP photo’s over the past few years:

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And then there are these, some (but not all) of which also come from the AP:

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Good old-fashioned objective journalism. Where’s Noam Chomsky when you need him?

To be fair, the AP did today qualify their choice of photos, saying (and I quote):

“The images were not intended to portray Sen. Cruz in a negative light.”


  • Father Time

    June 26, 2015

    Between Fox News and NPR I tire of the polarization. Reminded of an article by Wendy Brown, the time of the political, in which she compares today’s news coverage to a sports match. The ball is batted back and forth at ever increasing speeds. We yank our heads from side to side each day. What critical news items actually stay with us from week to week, month to month? No, don’t answer. The comment thread might descend into diatribes from both sides on the news item du jour. As always Father Time tries to maintain a quietist position on the content of the current sites of polemical disputes.

    I’ll have to do a post on that article. She makes some trenchant observations regarding the Annales School and Les Temps Moderne. You’d enjoy it, Ray Alan.

  • Ray

    June 27, 2015

    Tire of the polarization, you say?

    Friend, you’re preaching to the converted.

    It is a colossal joke that there’s any real distinction between the so-called left and the so-called right, since they are in reality just two sides of the same penny, and the most hilarious part is that the joke is upon the adherents of both parties.

    Thank you for dropping by.

  • Dave Cochrane

    June 28, 2015

    Reaga, in the 1960s, once said (to paraphrase): “There isn’t a Left or Right; there is only Up or Down.” Even back then were libertarians were recognising that the real battle is between the liberty-loving individual and Big Government, not Left and Right.

  • Dave Cochrane

    June 28, 2015

    Reagan said it too.

  • Dave

    June 30, 2015

    Dear Ones, Could it be that Ted Cruz is standing beside a gun poster and that this image isn’t subliminal at all? Are you saying some AP journalist photo shopped it? That’s just foolish, even by Ray standards.

    When is the next fucking sentence contest?

  • Ray

    July 3, 2015

    Even by Ray standards!? You bastard, how dare you!

    The next contest is coming soon. But I seriously doubt you’ll ever be able to outdo yourself from the last one you entered.

  • Dave

    July 5, 2015

    Ray, are you talking about the one I won? The one in which I kicked Dave Cochrane’s 11 entries?

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