Waiting for Faroe. Welcome to the happy home of Snarkasm.
Cute. And bashing MSM is always a blast. I figured my email would end up, like most of my snark, in that great dustbin of netbage. To my mild surprise, I received the following email from Ms. Murphy:
You are SO right!
But please don't mistake me for the Fars News Agency, whose photo this is. We had decided to give the Iranians a rare chance to express their allegations about the U.S., particularly since Iran had been so outraged about the U.S. allegations of Iranian weaponry in Iraq (which has also been subject to quite a bit of skepticism.) I forwarded the photo FYI to my editors, who decided to print it, obviously without making any claims as to its authenticity.
As for my beloved dinosaur, if we cavewomen weren't out there gathering the news-such as it is-in Iran, what would you bedroom-slippered bloggers have to chew the fat about? J
Of course she is right - any fault in the matter should be attributed to the paper's editors. I was lazy and saw her email address at the bottom of the article and ran with it. But you have to admire this journalist's spunk and good natured humor. I'll let others, who so desire, parse through her defense of the article.
NOTE: I did receive Ms. Murphy's full permission to reprint her original response to me.
But we'll all miss this:
And especially this:
A Danish periodical publishes cartoons which insult the prophet Muhammed thereby inciting Muslims worldwide to - burn buildings, riot and issue death threats.
Iowahawk's hilarious parody letter from disturbed and psychophantic blogger Amanda Marcotte makes it onto John Edwards blog (click to enlarge):
...and cross the street, NY State Sen. Carl Kruger has the answer. Make it a crime:
The caption to his picture is priceless:
Fresh from counseling, Ted Haggard reportedly called his "sexual immorality" a case of acting out.
Another 'lose your cookies' story from Londonistan:
Great, heartfelt, poignant words from Barista.
Well maybe not quite all that. But it does kinda turn one's cookies to have to read this unfortunate statement on a church's website: