"I sat there in a moment of devastation with my hands in prayer pose asking for peace and healing in the hearts of men," she recalls. "I was having such a strong moment and my heart was open, and I started to cry."
Her mood changed abruptly, she says, when “all of a sudden I hear ‘clickclickclickclickclick’ all over the place. And there are people in the bushes, all around me, and they are photographing me, and now I’m pissed. I felt like a zoo animal.”
Read: What It Feels Like To Be Photographed In A Moment Of Grief - NPR

"I sat there in a moment of devastation with my hands in prayer pose asking for peace and healing in the hearts of men," she recalls. "I was having such a strong moment and my heart was open, and I started to cry."

Her mood changed abruptly, she says, when “all of a sudden I hear ‘clickclickclickclickclick’ all over the place. And there are people in the bushes, all around me, and they are photographing me, and now I’m pissed. I felt like a zoo animal.”

Read: What It Feels Like To Be Photographed In A Moment Of Grief - NPR

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The National Review ran a magazine cover in which they Photoshopped signs at an Obama rally to read “ABORTION” instead of “FORWARD” as they originally did.

The top image shows the October 1, 2012 cover of “National Review” magazine. 

The image at the bottom shows another photo taken at the same rally.

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When Photoshop is used for evil.

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Jim Lehrer’s MacNeil / Lehrer Editorial Guidelines.

They are as follows:

Do nothing I cannot defend.
Cover, write, and present every story with the care I would want if the story were about me.
Assume there is at least one other side or version to every story.
Assume the viewer is as smart and as caring and as good a person as I am.
Assume the same about all people on whom I report.
Assume personal lives are a private matter until a legitimate turn in the story absolutely mandates otherwise.
Carefully separate opinion and analysis from straight news stories, and clearly label everything.
Do not use anonymous sources or blind quotes except on rare and monumental occasions.
No one should ever be allowed to attack another anonymously.
And finally, I am not in the entertainment business.

Jim Lehrer  (link to the news today)

(reposting our first ever Tumblr post. I think it is fitting ^TG)

CNN Lets ‘You Decide’ About Trump’s ‘Birther’ Claims

What annoys me the most about this CNN segment is the fact that they’ve already done their own investigation on this topic, years ago. So, is CNN now saying that their reporting was shoddy? The CNN investigative report, which was brought to the attention of Donald Trump when he was recently interviewed on CNN, comes to the conclusion that the birther controversy is completely untrue.

So, once again CNN does it’s usual schtick, the one Jon Stewart points out all the time, they are not reporting the news, they are reporting the controversy as if it were the news. Hey CNN, if you stand by your investigative report the segment here should be called, “Why is Trump lying?”  or maybe something like, “Keeping them honest.”

"Hey, if I was you, I’d want me to go away too." "I am not going away. I am here." - Charlie Rangel - Point of personal privilege 

The House is supposed to be in recess, but Speaker Nancy Pelosi called members back today to vote on an aid package for states. Rangel took advantage of the special session to speak on the floor in his own defense for about 30 minutes. - TPM

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Let me make this utterly clear: What you see on Fox News, what you read on Right Wing websites, is the utter and complete perversion of journalism, and it can have no place in a civilized society. It is words crashed together, never to inform, only to inflame. It is a political guillotine. It is the manipulation of reality to make the racist seem benevolent, and to convict the benevolent as racist — even if her words must be edited, filleted, stripped of all context, rearranged, fabricated, and falsified, to do so.

What you see on Fox News, what you read on Right Wing websites… is a manipulation. Not just of a story, not just on behalf of a political philosophy. Manipulation of a society, its intentional redirection from reality and progress, to a paranoid delusion and the fomenting of hatred of Americans by Americans…The assassins of the Right have been enabled on the Left. — Keith Olbermann’s special comment on the Sherrod debacle

The Shame of the Fourth Estate

   It has become fashionable to dismiss Keith Olbermann as an over-the-top ranter  or as the MSNBC host put it himself, “a mirror image of that which I assail.”  But there was nothing over-the-top about his special comment about Shirley Sherrod.  Every word he spoke was true.  And the only thing that made his stance so remarkable is the abject failure of the mainstream media  especially this week — to accurately describe the source of the allegation against  Sherrod, or to chronicle the long-term impact of the “complete perversion of journalism” practiced 365 days a year by Fox News (and the right-wing bloggers and radio hosts that make up the rest of this wackosphere). - Charles Kaiser

via @KeithOlbermann continue reading… The Hillman Foundation

Congratulations sir. I hope you’re enjoying your fifteen minutes. Now, who’s been paying your rent? Bart Stupak, you want to be famous? You’re getting famous right now. In terms of America getting to know you there is still one big piece of the puzzle you continue to dodge our questions about. Who sir has been paying your rent? Who paid your rent for years?
Rachel Maddow on Rep. Bart Stupak and the C-Street House