Matt Barber of the Falwell-founded Liberty Counsel tweeted a picture that he intended to show the “media lie” that President Obama is drawing bigger crowds than Mitt Romney. The tweet said, “Media report support for Romney dwindling. Media lie.” And the picture was supposed to be of a huge Romney rally. Here’s the image:
But as GoodAsYou points out, this is actually a picture from a 2008 Obama rally. So what did Barber do? He switched out the picture. And he admitted that he had the wrong one, but then pivoted to an entirely different point:
No, the lesson is that you are an intellectually dishonest person. You can’t just admit that your original point was wrong, so you switch to an entirely different point (and neither point is supported by the evidence you’ve offered, but I’m sure that doesn’t bother you in the least).
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