I know – you must be shocked…
Strap yourself in and get a load of this bull. First – the headline:
Romney’s Cruel Canine Vacation
…and no – this is not a story from Mad Magazine or The Onion. Here’s the intro to the article talking about “the incident” in 19 FREEKING 83!!
The reporter intended the anecdote that opened part four of the Boston Globe’s profile of Mitt Romney to illustrate, as the story said, “emotion-free crisis management”: Father deals with minor — but gross — incident during a 1983 family vacation, and saves the day. But the details of the event are more than unseemly — they may, in fact, be illegal.
The incident: dog excrement found on the roof and windows of the Romney station wagon. How it got there: Romney strapped a dog carrier — with the family dog Seamus, an Irish Setter, in it — to the roof of the family station wagon for a twelve hour drive from Boston to Ontario, which the family apparently completed, despite Seamus’s rather visceral protest.
Later in the article, writer Ana Marie Cox, follows a quote from PETA – (who state that, “the dog was, basically, being tortured,”) with a tie in to Romney’s stance on interrogation techniques in regard to terrorists.
…NOT A JOKE.
This story is so far reaching, so absolutely absurd…I don’t even know what to say. Cox, as well as the pathetic editorial staff at Time, should be ashamed even for considering publishing this garbage. If I had to dig all the way back to 1983, to someone’s family vacation – just so I could write a desperate flailing drive-by hit-piece article like this one – I would be demoralized.
Also, I would be especially embarrassed to include anything from PETA as a serious qoute. PETA’s beliefs can hardly be grounded on any remote shard of rational thought. Obviously – they haven’t spent one iota of brain power observing nature, or they would have discovered that in the wild, animals kill each other constantly. (and in brutal “inhumane” ways). As a side, If they are so concerned with animals – they should do us all a favor and leave civilization themselves and go try to survive in the wilderness. Oh – and they should have to do it completely butt naked, without tools or survival training. (more about PETA to come on WTC…)
And where would you expect an article with this caliber of stupidity? Try the front page top 6 stories on Time’s website!
This article is a disgrace to journalism and if I was the manager at Time Magazine, I would fire Ms. Cox on the spot just for putting forth the effort. But then again, given Time’s track record – they probably commissioned it. Allah at Hot Air has it exactly right.
“Looks like they save the really big scoops for their most esteemed reporters.”
Time Magazine deserves “the sewage treatment” for this self-deprecating crock.
Still think the media is un-biased?