The commenters there have apparently learned little.
HAHA, NICE TRY, STAFF MEMBERS WHO GOT SHOT AND WORK FOR A PERSON WHO GOT SHOT! You thought news organizations would be respectful enough of this tragedy to not try to stick their cameras under the things you used to cover her face? WRONG! ABC News has no such scruples! Journalism!
Ugh, but isn’t it annoying ABC News’ photog spies had to shoot this photo from so far away? We want to see what clothes this recovering shooting victim is wearing! Tell us, ABC News, is Giffords’ outfit a hit, or is it a fashion faux pas?! What do you think an elected official recovering from the hole shot into her brain should wear when she’s watching her husband’s shuttle launch, fashion experts? And more importantly, where are the upskirt photos?! We want to see what her vagina looks like!
In a way this is at least consistent, on the part of the press. Ever since the invention of Sarah Palin, the media has begun to cover random mental patients, frauds, and imbeciles as if they were real policy experts who have political relevance. Now here we have an example of the media covering a real politician as if she was some random coked-up celebutards, or the chubby charity-grifting daughter of a snowbilly grifter. Its an homage, really, that Gabby is now getting the same treatment the press used to reserve for people like Princess Dianna, Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, and festering pile of shit Donald Trump.