I’m not sure why Stirrin the BS chose to publish a story today that has been thoroughly covered – the “White House asks that you not photoshop the Obama shooting pic” – but maybe he has my phone bugged. That would explain it.
I was on the phone with “an elite blogger” who mentioned to me this specific article. I hadn’t seen it, and when they told me the money shot I was simultaneously amused and thoroughly depressed. I called another “elite blogger” and mentioned the money shot and they had the very same reaction – laughter followed by the lament, “you see, this is the problem right here.”
The White House has released a picture purporting to show President Obama “skeet shooting” at Camp David. An activity he claims he does “all the time.”
The White House also warns all you mischievous internet types to not mess around with the picture:
Um…. Are you listening, Iowahawk and Ace of Spades?
And they called me crazy when I said that there is a closed-loop of dutch rudder linkage between certain sites, a depressing pact that ultimately raises few boats. This is not good for the conservative movement, nor does it do a thing to address that oft repeated refrain, “we must take back pop culture!”
Do you think, maybe, someone should sit the Breitbart writer down and explain that it’s a little telling when all they can manage to do is regurgitate the same names from their shortlist, particularly when these people DON’T DO PHOTOSHOP!!!!???!!!! “Let’s take back the pop culture” by directing people to see the clever photoshops on sites that have as much to do with visual agitprop as they do truffle hunting.
Just for edification. Here are a few sites that spring to mind that actually do original art.
And, yes. us.
Director Blue just released the top 200 conservative websites based on Alexa ranking. There is not one site ahead of us on the list that does original visual agitprop, and we’ve been doing it for 5 years. Yet, when called upon to think of a site that would be leading the charge with the bucking of the White House directive of “no photoshopping the image,” Breitbart is “looking right at Ace of Spades.”
Give me a giant f*cking break. That is absurd. And I’m not afraid to say so. There is something seriously wrong with “the bigs.”