Just a little over the top, no?
The Associated Press currently has a photo for sale at its APimages.com site showing a graphic of a gun pointing at Ted Cruz’s head. It has been there since early Saturday evening.
It would appear that Charlie Neibergall, the person who snapped this photograph, had to patiently wait for the “right” moment to take the photo in question.
Neibergall should be unemployed by this morning.
It seems worth asking, given that he submitted the photo just before 7:00 p.m. on Saturday (apparently Eastern Time), over 11 hours after the photo was taken at 7:47 a.m., if Niebergall waited to submit the photo until after all the adults, assuming any remain at AP, went home for the rest of the weekend.
I can’t wait to see a similar photo involving leftist Democratic Party 2016 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, who perhaps to many readers’ surprise, has to a fair extent been a supporter of Second Amendment rights.
Over four years after the fact we’re still hearing about the Sarah Palin target map supposedly used as inspirations for the Gabrielle Giffords shooting, which it wasn’t. Now, might this outrageous photo inspire a crazed gunman to go after Cruz?
— Þe Political Hat (@ThePoliticalHat) June 21, 2015
@RichardGrenell :this could well be inciting violence against cruz
— Donna W (@dwinegar1957) June 22, 2015
Contrast this with eight years of Obama halo photos:
— John Rivers (@JohnRiversToo) June 22, 2015
— David Jack Smith (@davidjacksmith) June 22, 2015
Why, yes, we can.
— Skip Clarke (@SkipClarke) January 24, 2015
This comes after a weekend orgy of Democrats calling for — surprise! — yet more gun control in the wake of the Charleston shootings. Weird how Democrats are silent about this. Here’s AP’s flimsy excuse.
“Presidential candidate Ted Cruz,” Paul Colford, vice president & director of media relations, said, “was shown in a series of 14 photos taken by an Associated Press photographer at a ‘Celebrate the 2nd Amendment’ event Saturday afternoon, held at a shooting range in Johnston, Iowa. Five of the photos published by AP included images of guns seen on a wall in the background so that it appeared a pistol was pointed at Sen. Cruz’s head.
“The images were not intended to portray Sen. Cruz in a negative light,” Colford said.
Sure, that’s believable.