Our learned friend seems to have a never ending ability to amuse with both his technological naivety and his willingness to embrace the most jaundiced view of the way that the USA does anything in the modern world. Be it the way they legislate copyright or distribute creative works on film. However he has outdone himself with his latest, err, critique of the piece from yesterdays Sixty Minutes. I actaully saw the piece in question and it was a pretty standard puff piece that tells us nothing that is new, I’ve seen plenty of magazine articles that cover essentially the same ground.
The salient point missed by our learned friend in his mad rush to denounce the USA is that the shots in question are from an infra-red image taken at night. So when a gun-barrel shows up white in the footage it is not because of the effect of the sun upon metal in the desert (because even in Latte land the sun only shines in the daytime) it is because it is substantively hotter than the ambient temperature. The footage from the same report that explained how Infra red imaging can distinguish between a soldiers head and his body whilst he is in a sleeping bag should have made it clear to our man at the Bar that he was sprouting rubbish to suggest that there was any doubt that the man in the first image had been firing a the gun he was carrying.
Watch the vision to see what our learned friend missed:
Of course it would be easy to point out just how intellectually dishonest it is to misrepresent what has been said in a piece of television journalism to further one’s own political agenda or to amuse a particular gallery who will undoubtedly lap up any suggestion of the manifest evil of the United States in particular and western society in general but the Sandpit does not claim such a remit, unlike the site run by our learned friend and Comrade Dave Gaukroger …
Hmm anyone care to call him out on a charge of hypocrisy?