Friday, October 22, 2004

More DNC Junk Science
from the mind of  Evan Kruse.

Well, there were two animal based advertisements that came on the airwaves this week. The most talked about spot was the WOLVES advertisement which uses striking imagery to convey a point. The other spot was from the DNC, which uses an eagle and an ostrich to contrast how they see themselves and how they see those who oppose them in government. One of the points that they drive into the ground is that somehow, their opponents are just sticking their head in the sand and hiding from the problem at hand. They even use video footage of an ostrich with its head in the ground. See for yourself:



Now, I had always wondered if ostriches actually do stick their head in the sand. I could not figure out what purpose it might serve... so I went investigating. This is what I found:


If threatened while sitting on the nest, which is simply a cavity scooped in the earth, the hen presses her long neck flat along the ground, blending with the background. Ostriches, contrary to popular belief, do not bury their heads in the sand.



Well, there you have it. The DNC is using false imagery to prove a point. It seems as though I remember another organization using false imagery to prove a point... most of you have probably forgotten that little story with Dan Rather...

So, if you hear anyone talking about this advertisement, you can inform them that the video must be fake or doctored or something... because ostriches don't stick their heads in the sand.

But, then again, I'll probably get blamed for using scare tactics if any liberals read this.

One More Thing: Be sure to read the great post on the Duelfur Report. It is time well spent.


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