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Viral WaPo photo of ‘Gabrielle Giffords’s handwritten testimony’ actually written by her therapist
twitchy.com ^ | Jan 31, 2013 | twitchy

Posted on 01/31/2013 2:20:08 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper

From the Washington Post to The Atlantic to Buzzfeed to to Think Progress to Business Insider to veteran journalist Christiane Amanpour, the touching photo of former Rep. Gabby Giffords’s “handwritten testimony” in favor of stricter gun control spread across social media like wildfire.

Just one problem: It wasn’t her handwriting.

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TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: banglist; christianeamanpour; gabbygiffords; guncontrol; partisanmediashills; secondamendment

1 posted on 01/31/2013 2:20:24 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper
… the childlike nature of Giffords's handwritten note is both beautiful and so so horrible
LMAO!
2 posted on 01/31/2013 2:23:52 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

All those using this woman, particularly her husband, should be ashamed of themselves.


3 posted on 01/31/2013 2:28:21 AM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
I remember, as a little boy in a Boston suburb, you rode the bus for free if you were 5 yrs old or younger.

Me n'my brother were little shrinky guys until we were about 11 or 12, so we had a long time of trying to fool the bus driver (whom I'm sure was more entertained than fooled), as my brother would take my hand (I was older by 2 ... maybe 7 or 8) and he would go up the steps one step at a time .. step up, bring the other next to it ... step up, bring the other next to it .. etc.) like he was brand new to walking and couldn't navigate the steps fluidly.

The bus was only a nickle, but we cheated anyway.

THAT'S what I reflected on as I heard Gifford's 'speech'

The haltingly slow read was painfully phony.

I know, I know .. she got shot in the head, but I remember she said a few words when she resigned her political seat and she spoke more fluidly then.

What the hell ... maybe the ride is only a nickle these days

4 posted on 01/31/2013 2:29:25 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Berlin_Freeper; 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; alisasny; ...

PING!


5 posted on 01/31/2013 2:48:11 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Happy New Year!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper; 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; alisasny; ...

PING!


6 posted on 01/31/2013 2:49:08 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Happy New Year!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Just one problem: It wasn’t her handwriting.

It's OK because it "RAISED AWARENESS".

I wonder if they had any people appearing who had a loved one murdered by an illegal alien.

7 posted on 01/31/2013 3:00:23 AM PST by Hacksaw
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To: Hacksaw

So we could call this, “fake but accurate.”


8 posted on 01/31/2013 3:08:08 AM PST by wewereright
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To: Berlin_Freeper
From the clip I saw here, "oh so caring husband", was sitting side saddle like a ventriloquist working a dummy.

Simply disgraceful. he will use her to keep himself in the inner circle for the next 30 years. Disgusting.

9 posted on 01/31/2013 3:18:34 AM PST by Kakaze (I want The Republic back !)
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To: John W
All those using this woman, particularly her husband, should be ashamed of themselves.

Why? They've shamelessly done it before.


10 posted on 01/31/2013 3:24:45 AM PST by Yo-Yo
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Not long ago, I went back and looked up info on the creep that shot Gabby. He had serious issues prior to the shooting...issues which included Gabby herself. Go back and see...I was stunned..

Once again, it wasn't about guns but evil people doing evil things.

I believe that "insanity" can never be a defense and that murder begets a sentence of execution or life without the possibility of parole.

Be aware...they are considering releasing Hinckley.

11 posted on 01/31/2013 3:45:39 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Well, she's prettier than Jim Brady, but she's still (sadly) brain-damaged.

Perhaps some day the Left can come up with spokespersons who aren't brain-damaged, but then, they wouldn't be Liberals...

12 posted on 01/31/2013 3:48:34 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

http://todaynewsgazette.com/john-hinckley-jr-to-be-released/


13 posted on 01/31/2013 3:51:22 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Berlin_Freeper

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/psycho_stalked_pol_for_years_HBSCJ3HN9Iq0eykMUWjeSL


14 posted on 01/31/2013 3:54:47 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: John W

All these people are relentless and heartless bastards who are so maniacally driven by their need to control others, that there are no lows to which they will not stoop.

If they could find a way to get a surviving aborted fetus to describe the need for competent abortions, they would.


15 posted on 01/31/2013 4:00:22 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Berlin_Freeper.


16 posted on 01/31/2013 4:04:43 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Gaffer

It’s exactly what you would see in the back rooms of communist propaganda workhouses...when I saw that interview - I disregarded it as genuine - liberals never are...


17 posted on 01/31/2013 4:06:55 AM PST by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
The State MSM had a busy week, first the fake photo of Obama shooting skeet, now this!

The pro-Obama MSM trotted out a fake photo claiming that it was Obama shooting skeet, but it was phony.

The Obama-phile state media will stop at nothing to circle the wagons around the usurper in chief.

obama skeet shooting phony fake photo lie liar
The above image was published as genuine by New Republic.

But... I dare say, it looks an awful lot like this photo of him golfing...

obama golf real image phony fake skeet picture gun


18 posted on 01/31/2013 4:13:15 AM PST by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

We saw the newscast yesterday. They are parading around this poor severely injured woman like a trophy for their propaganda machine. It reeks of such evil I have no words to describe it.


19 posted on 01/31/2013 4:18:10 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Bon mots

Fauxtography at its finest!


20 posted on 01/31/2013 4:18:47 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I don’t really care that someone wrote it for her. What I found most interesting is the use of the term, “Now is the time”. Obama used the exact same phrase about 6 times in the first 2 minutes of his amnesty speech the other day.

Its a typical Alinsky style sloganeering dog whistle for the mush headed morons who support democrats and a direct descendant of “We can’t wait”.


21 posted on 01/31/2013 4:19:42 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: John W

I think he is disgusting!


22 posted on 01/31/2013 4:21:28 AM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
So what if Gabby can't write on her own.

At least she is still a responsible gun owner trying too keep guns out of the hands of the mentally impaired, just like her husband testified before the senate.

23 posted on 01/31/2013 4:44:10 AM PST by SecondAmendment (Restoring our Republic at 9.8357x10^8 FPS)
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To: Bon mots

Yup, I make sure I have a golf glove hanging out of my pocket when I am shooting skeet. How STUPID does the SRM think we are in their love for 0 bummer.


24 posted on 01/31/2013 5:01:18 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Wait for updates.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

fake but accurate


25 posted on 01/31/2013 5:17:11 AM PST by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: cripplecreek

Stolen from Martin Luther King’s famous speech and the Emperor has used it many times in speeches. The man doesn’t come up with anything on his own. Everything about him is fake and/or stolen.


26 posted on 01/31/2013 5:25:06 AM PST by GnL
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To: SecondAmendment
The point presented is not about what Giffords can or cannot do.

This is a case of the MSM building a cult of personality to further their goal of grabbing guns.

You could say "so what if she used notes". You would at least then be showing up the MSM hyperbole.

27 posted on 01/31/2013 5:30:44 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Using living and dead human beings as props is so humiliating. How embarrassing for our nation.

I think pretty much all of these so-called law makers need to be fired. Things have gone so far beyond corrupt.
28 posted on 01/31/2013 5:58:31 AM PST by mmichaels1970
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To: SecondAmendment
"At least she is still a responsible gun owner trying too keep guns out of the hands of the mentally impaired, just like her husband testified before the senate."

Except that under some of the proposed legislation, Gabby's own brain injury and medications might prohibit her from owning a firearm...

29 posted on 01/31/2013 6:07:13 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack
Except that under some of the proposed legislation, Gabby's own brain injury and medications might prohibit her from owning a firearm...


This was my point all along.
I need to work on my editorial skills.

30 posted on 01/31/2013 7:07:15 AM PST by SecondAmendment (Restoring our Republic at 9.8357x10^8 FPS)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Well said!

LIEberals are, by definition, brain damaged!


31 posted on 01/31/2013 7:14:27 AM PST by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: John W
All those using this woman, particularly her husband, should be ashamed of themselves.

Agree! Although the left thinks nothing of trotting out props for their propaganda.

32 posted on 01/31/2013 7:16:51 AM PST by Jane Long
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To: Arrowhead1952

Thought the same thing. Always wear golf shoes and carry a golf glove to shoot skeet....in 0Land.


33 posted on 01/31/2013 7:19:07 AM PST by Jane Long
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To: John W

Nobody is using her. She and him are both Democrats, that’s how Democrats operate.


34 posted on 01/31/2013 7:21:41 AM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: nascarnation

I would agree did she not seem to have some possibly diminished capacities from being shot.


35 posted on 01/31/2013 7:25:38 AM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Jane Long

I got some good replies from the people I emailed those pictures to earlier.


36 posted on 01/31/2013 9:06:11 AM PST by Arrowhead1952
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