The Spectacle Blog
Glenn Reynolds emails:
Hard to say. I've noticed myself that when you compress photos, or use effects like Adobe "fill flash" it can make stuff look fake even when it's unaltered, by making the tonal balances unnatural. My guess is that that's what happened here, though I could be wrong.I'll see if I can get a comment from Reuters and report back.
The photoshoppers failed to use spellcheck as well.
I'll be on Fox News Channel with John tonight about 8:10 EST talking about Iran and the cartoon intifada. Hope you can catch it.
Guys: Volokh can't explain away what Cooper said. State is getting this wrong, badly so. It's only made worse by the fact that their spokesmen are only clear when they're on the wrong side, as is Cooper. So where is Condi? Why isn't she simply saying that freedom of religion goes hand in hand with freedom of the press? And that religious rules of one group do not, will not and can not restrict the free speech and free press rights of all?
"These cartoons are indeed offensive to the belief of Muslims. We fully recognize and respect freedom of the press and expression, but it must be coupled with press responsibility. Inciting religious or ethnic hatreds in this manner is not acceptable."
What is not acceptable is the State Department impliedly agreeing that Sharia law should be substituted for the First Amendment. I'm not saying Condi should go. Yet. But Cooper, and whomever supposedly supervises him, should be getting pink slips before sundown.