Tag Archives: Associated Press

Ted Cruz in Photographer’s Gun Crosshairs. Play The Game ‘If This Were a Democrat’

An AP photographer creates a photo that makes it looks like Ted Cruz is being targeted with a gun.

Photo: AP
Photo: AP

From Politico:

The photograph — taken by the AP’s Charlie Neibergall — actually captured a background poster, with a large semi-blurred image of a handgun pointed at Cruz’s forehead, straight between the eyes.

Cruz was appearing Saturday at CrossRoads Shooting Sports in Johnston, Iowa. During his speech, Cruz, an outspoken proponent of Second Amendment rights, encouraged residents to adopt what he called a Texan approach to guns by simply “hitting what you aim at.”

A day earlier, the Republican presidential candidate accused Democrats of using Wednesday’s church massacre in Charleston, South Carolina, as an excuse “to take away the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens.”

Twitter went nuts:

I guess this was Ted Cruz offense:

And this:


And now, the left is trying to tie the Presidential contender to the Charleston Shooter:

Remember when Sarah Palin was blamed for the Arizona shooting of Gabby Giffords and the U.S. Federal Court Judge in Arizona for what she’d put on a website months before? Here’s what she did (first produced by the media, by the way):

Photo: Sarah PAC via Gawker
Photo: Sarah PAC via Gawker


Here’s one image that uses the GOP as ‘targets’ of the Democrats. Result? No outrage:

Photo: The Blaze
Photo: The Blaze

If not for double standards, the left would have no standards at all. 


Transgender student lies about bathroom attack; media hilarity ensues

I would love to know how long the Associated Press agonized over how to write the headline which in one dumb sentence marveled at how “swift[ly]” a California school responded to a transgender girl who claimed to have been beaten in the boy’s bathroom. They did so while wholly ignoring the real story.

This, in journalism parlance, is known as burying the lead. In fact, the headline should have reflected, you know, the actual story. How about this suggested headline:  “Transgender teen lies about bathroom attack.” Boom. It’s shorter, even. 

An actual Associated Press headline on Yahoo news.
An actual Associated Press headline on Yahoo news.
The AP decided the response to the big, fat lie was more important than the story. Here’s the lead paragraph:
Police, civil rights activists and school district officials in the San Francisco suburb of Hercules responded aggressively when a transgender teenager showed up at his high school health center saying he had just been beaten and sexually assaulted in a school bathroom.
The next graf outs the scam:
[T]he 15-year-old student who alleged the attack recanted, acknowledging during a follow-up interview with a detective that he had fabricated the whole tale…”
The idea of a public school student being able to use a bathroom or locker room depending on what gender they happen to identify with on any given day defies common sense and propriety. Sadly, the California State Legislature is in short supply of both and so passed a bill which went into effect in January that allows teens to suit up for any gender they want –and use the facilities. This change, of course, is irrespective of what makes other students feel comfortable, safe, and protected. 
The student “fabricated the whole tale” because…well, we don’t know why. It might have something to do with creating a cause celebre before the signature gathering campaign to refer the issue to the voters was over. The signature-gathering campaign to refer the issue to voters has failed. Though organizer Bob Tyler of Advocates for Faith and Freedom says they have 21 days to re check all of the signatures. He told radio host Mark Larson on KCBQ Tuesday “there’s a real liklihood of getting it on the ballot.” We’ll see. If it does make the ballot, I’ll report it here.
And I won’t bury the lead.

Rees Lloyd: Dear Fellow [Legal] Americans

Fellow (Legal) Americans:illegal alien AP drop the I word
Associated Press recently announced it had banned the words “illegal alien” from its reportage because it is offensive to illegal aliens and those who support them.  How wonderful it is in the Age of Obama that Americans can change the fact and reality of illegality and alienage by simply changing the language — a culture transforming miracle brought to you by Obama and Liberal Progressive Elite, right out of Alice In Wonderland: “The words mean exactly what I want them to mean when I use them.” Right. (No, Left).
AP politically pressured into dropping the legal term of art "illegal" alien.
AP politically pressured into dropping the legal term of art “illegal” alien.

Far being it from me to want to hurt the sensitive feelings of the ever so sensitive illegal aliens and their Liberal supporters.

However,  at the risk of political incorrectness, which I regard as a socially transmitted disease of the brain, I am forwarding for your information another heart-warming case of how purported poor, oppressed, family-oriented, religiously-oriented illegal aliens are enriching American lives by coming to America only to find work and better their lives by doing jobs that Americans won’t do–like selling heroin, having anchor babies, all while being on welfare.
A 38-year-old Mexican national was sentenced to 17.5 years in prison Monday in U.S. District Court for heroin trafficking and illegally entering the U.S.
Jose Lizarraras-Chacon, 38, of Nayarit, Mexico was convicted late last year following an investigation by the St. Helens Police Department, the Portland Police Bureau, the Drug Enforcement Agency and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of Inspector General.

Barack Hussein Obama, whose own Auntie was an illegal alien living in public housing at taxpayer expense until (surprise! surprise!) she was not deported (having nothing to do with her nephew’s status), should enforce the law rather than “transforming” it  —  and America — with his policies.

Rees Lloyd  (who in thirty years as a civil rights/workers rights attorney in California has probably defended and protected from violations of right or injustice as many or more Americans of Mexican, African, Asian, Filipino, American Indian and India Indian  descent , and “legal” immigrants “of color,” than any other single lawyer in So. Cal.) He’s a member of the Victoria Taft Blogforce. His opinions are his own.