Thursday, September 27, 2007

Fiction Vs. Realty, 2.0

Seems like just yesterday I was telling folks how Jack Bauer is really a fictional character from tee-vee. But it appears a few students were absent from class that day. Once again we have to remind the conservative media that their favorite photo to promote Islamo-Fascist Awareness Week (no, you can’t make this stuff up), is actually ... drum rolll ... a movie still:
That’s a reprinted press release from David Horowitz’s FrontPageMag. The text reads, “The photo accompanying this article, which shows a teenage girl buried before being stoned to death for alleged sexual offenses, will serve as the poster for the protest Week. The stoning took place in Iran.”

This photo turns up all over the right-wing media, but the ’stoning’ actually takes place in a 1994 Dutch indie film called De Steen, directed by Mahnaz Tamizi. The ‘teenage girl’ is actress Smadar Monsinos.

Oh, snap!

Yes, there’s still plenty of abuse of women going on the Middle East as, indeed, it occurss all around the world -- including, believe it or not, right here in the USA.

And by the way: Islamo-Fascist Awareness Week? Are you kidding me?

(Via Atrios.)