7/22/13

Outrage!

Once again, the right-wingers are in a state of outrage - actually, let's make that "Outrage!" with a capital O and an exclamation point.

They are outraged over the Rolling Stone cover.

And they are even more outraged, it seems, over the suspension of the 'tactical photographer' who released crime scene photos of whatsisname the bomber, without authorization from the Massachusetts State Police.

In other words, this 'tactical photographer' violated MSP procedure for handling evidence. Anyone who thinks that the arrest scene wasn't a crime scene hasn't been watching enough NCIS, America's favorite cop show; and anyone who thinks that photos taken at a crime scene aren't evidence is really out of touch.

That the public thinks this isn't real evidence is beside the point.

The guy violated MSP procedure and was suspended pending outcome of a hearing.

So the right is/are 'Outraged!'

Huh.

I wonder if they would be that Outraged! if the fellow had released photos of a rape victim, because in his mind, for whatever reasons, he thought that would be the Right Thing To Do. You know, show the public what a vicious bastard the rapist really was. What if next time, it's a leftie leaking something the Right doesn't want leaked? Is it still OK?

Meanwhile ... what's a 'tactical photographer?' A Ninja with a Nikon?

Further meanwhile ... I'm armed and dangerous, looking for drones to shoot down. That seems to be the Right-Minded Thing to Do these days.

How about that. The Right has something in common with the most vicious of murdering Muslim fundamentalists.