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Ed Driscoll

Did the New York Times Place Crosshairs on Rand Paul’s Photo?

August 7th, 2014 - 12:45 pm

Past performance is no guarantee of future results:

“Let’s Give Up on the Constitution”

—Headline at the New York Times, December 30th, 2012.

“Has the ‘Libertarian Moment’ Finally Arrived?”

—Headline at the New York Times, today.

And note the photo choice for the Times’ story. Is that a subliminal crosshair above Rand Paul’s forehead? Coming the same day that the Daily Beast (formerly Newsweek) put Sen. Paul in a red bull’s eye?


Click to enlarge. Note possible crosshairs in image.


Yes, of course. But considering the Times wasted 800 words in September of 2000 maniacally looking for imagined “DemoRats,” in GOP video freeze-frames, and destroyed Sarah Palin in 2011 over their fever swamp elimination rhetoric fantasies for using run-of-the-mill, bipartisan-approved political targeting clip art, they should be on particularly high alert for even accidentally using similar tactics themselves.

Besides — the ghost of Saul Alinksy and his Rules #4 and #5 requires us to point these things out. (And it’s not the first time since 2011 the Gray Lady has employed eliminationist imagery against conservatives.)

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The leftards had their fun with the Death of the American President. Time for Death of the American President II: Butchery in the White House. The goofy basterd in the WH invites a party of Sunni and Shiites to dinner and they end up beheading the goofy basterd, his AG and Elijah Cummings. But the twist is that the women and children aren't enslaved because both Muslim sects find them too disgusting.
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It's not just the NYT:

I sense a theme.
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