I’d say you’re better than this, Texas Tribune — nay, Evan Smith and Ross Ramsey —, but, alas, perhaps not…
Yesterday, Buzzfeed posted an image of Gov. Rick Perry posing with a young girl and a tiny guitar used in the Guitar Hero Battle video game.
The caption under the photo simply read: “My friend lives next door to Rick Perry and invited him over for a Guitar Hero battle.”
About 5 seconds worth of research showed that this picture was taken about 3 years ago, when Gov. Perry was still living in a rented home in west Austin while the Governor’s mansion was being restored (after some Liberal douchebag tried to burn it down).
As I noted in this post, you can tell a lot about a man by the way he treats dogs, children, and old people.
And Gov. Perry has proven to be an exceptionally kind and accommodating man when it comes to young children. So I’m not surprised that he accepted this young lady’s request for a Guitar Hero battle. And, as a father of two young children, it’s not surprising Gov. Perry might be familiar with playing video games. This image should be a warm reminder that our Governor is a kind and decent man.
But Leftists decided instead to use this gesture of kindness to be…well, douchebag liberals.
Take for instance the Leftists over at the Texas Tribune. I’m sure they know this is an old photo, and really…not all that news worthy. But that didn’t stop them from posting a “caption this picture” thread on their Facebook page:
Gov. Perry surprised this young lady by accepting her invitation to play Guitar Hero.
The Texas Tribune, despite being funded and founded by Leftists, claims to be “unbiased” and “objective.” But you can easily see which way their coverage runs by simply seeing who their primary audience is. Read the comments to any one of their Facebook posts or home Web Site articles, and you’ll quickly realize that the overwhelming majority of their engaged audience are way left of center.
They know a kindred soul and a shared ideology when they read it.
So, the Tribune folks knew that all they had to do to get in a few cheap shots at the Governor’s expense was to post this picture and invite their classy readers to do publicly that which they likely do privately: mock the Governor.
And their readers did not disappoint.
Would anybody at the Texas Tribune like to condemn the overwhelming homosexual insults and insinuations posted by your less-than-classy readers?
Notice how quickly the insults turn to homophobic references and insinuations. Would anybody from the Tribune like to respond to your readers’ calling the Governor of Texas “gay?” Would you allow to stand on your pages any insinuations that Barrack Obama and his boy toy Reggie Love are also gay?
Do you know why nobody believes that you’re actually an “unbiased” and “objective” media organization, Trib? Because you pull stunts like this, knowing what the outcome will be, while trying to keep your own hands clean (“Hey, we merely posted a three year old, un-newsworthy picture. And asked for comments; it’s not our fault our readers went all homophobic on us…”).
UPDATE: In the story about the biased-Leftists media jumping to defend the Obama administration over their threats to reporter Bob Woodward, Ace of Spades has been hammering (vai Twitter) the Leftist tools over at BuzzFeed. These two tweets, however, are also relevant to this post: