Monday, June 22, 2015
AP Publishes Images Of Gun Pointed At Ted Cruz's Head
At a Second Amendment event in Iowa this weekend, the Associated Press published a series of pictures showing a gun pointing at the head of Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX). The event was the "Celebrate the Second Amendment" in Johnston, Iowa.
After social media lit-up over the pictures, the AP released this statement:
"Presidential candidate Ted Cruz was shown in a series of 14 photos taken by an Associated Press photographer at a 'Celebrate the 2nd Amendment' event Saturday afternoon, held at a shooting range in Johnston, Iowa. Five of the photos published by AP included images of guns seen on a wall in the background so that it appeared a pistol was pointed at Sen. Cruz’s head. The images were not intended to portray Sen. Cruz in a negative light".
The media has a double standard on gun related imagery. Accusations were quick to come following the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, including speculation that Sarah Palin's group Sarah PAC may have been to blame for using "crosshairs" on her website to show "targeted" districts for political races.
Can anyone think of an instance where the mainstream media "accidentally" published a picture like this with a Democrat politician?
Blog Author's Comments - Does anyone besides the Democrats and liberals believe this was accidental? A professional photographer didn't just coincidentally end up with a picture like this, he chose his angle and the background deliberately. Can anyone imagine a photo like this with Obama or Hillary Clinton replacing Ted Cruz? It would never happen. The AP Photographer would have been fired immediately.
The liberal AP jumped at yet another occasion to show their hatred and contempt for the Republican Party and presidential candidate Ted Cruz. They sunk to the low level of liberal journalism those on the right have come to expect from them.