Thursday, January 13, 2011

About that map and the crosshairs

One of my readers offers up this explanation of the crosshairs ...

But what were those symbols? To answer that, I did a little research. Something you would think the media could have done, should have done, but didn’t. And come to find out, according to map legends provided by U.S. Geological Survey, the symbols are indeed regulation map symbols, used on every map created by the USGS.

why didn't Gov Palin say this back when they first came out? she was called out about the imagery when it first happened (including by Rep Giffords) and she said nothing about it NOT being crosshairs. Most ordinary people see that and say "crosshairs".

Disingenuous doesn't even cover this attempt at re-writing history.

1 comment:

  1. Honestly, both parties use target imagery. But to me, Palin's looks more like a cartographic symbol. But either way, the point is that the media outright lied about Sarah Palin having any influence on Jared Loughner. They tried to make her responsible for deaths that she had nothing at all to do with. That's blood libel.

    Did you ever see any media outlet address the fact that the Democrat Party used gun and target imagery? Or that Daily Kos actually put a bullseye on Giffords? No.

    And that's the bigger picture here.


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