Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Instapundit Comments on Schmidt "Kerfuffle"

At TCS Daily, Glenn Reynolds had this to say in a column on Fauxtography:

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A recent kerfuffle over allegedly faked photos of Congresswoman Jean Schmidt finishing a marathon turned out to be bogus: The picture in question was genuine, as was clear after analysis. But blogger Matthias Shapiro wasn't impressed with all the photo evaluation, emailing:

"It turns out Rep. Schmidt has run dozens of marathons and posted some very impressive times. Given this context, why would she fake a photograph of her finishing a marathon when she probably has hundreds of authentic photos of her finishing other marathons? I suspect that this is much ado about nothing and will end up being something of an embarrassment to those involved... an embarrassment that could have been avoided if the critics had done that 20 minutes of research and judged the photograph in the wider context of Rep. Schmidt's biography.

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"Somebody" is right on the edge of national embarrassment. I hope the Ohio Elections Commission is reading things like this.

2 comments:

Steven J. Kelso Sr. said...

This is truly the silly side of politics and serves no purpose other than to annoy the people. A little common sense would be nice, but is obviously lacking.

Matt Hurley said...

"Somebody" is a national embarassment...and a regional one...and local one too... But those of us in the know, already knew that...

What kills me is that "somebody" had to resort to marathon nonsense because "somebody" couldn't attack her record since she's been in Congress.

The time for this nonsense was during the primaries...and of course, the "somebody"s couldn't be bothered with little things like "issues" then either...

This whole ordeal just cheezes me off at "somebody"s...