Buzz Feed Tries to Make Fun of Romney Over Telephone Photo

This is the kind of ignorance that you see from the left, the kind of bull crap political attack that they pretend is just “funny,” but is really just the sort of low-down lies that the left loves to indulge. In this case, Andrew Kaczynski of the website Buzz Feed tried to push a photo that he intimates shows that Mitt Romney doesn’t know how to use a land-line telephone.

Kaczynski’s caption at twitpic was, “Romney holding the landline upside down.”

Now, it is obvious that Romney had picked up the phone but was talking to a person in the room, one not on the phone. Yet here is Buzz Feed trying to lead people to laugh at the out-of-touch Romney who doesn’t know how to use a telephone.

You might recall the photoshopped picture of George W. Bush supposedly using a phone upside down that was faked by the left? This photo appeared on every liberal website known to the Internet tubes. Well, Andrew Kaczynski is just trying to get that same effect but by just lying in a caption instead of going to the trouble to fake the photo entirely like liberals did in Bush’s term.

Yep, this is the sort of ignorant, political hackery that we’ve come to expect from the issues-ignoring left. They’d rather try to make up false narratives about Republicans using misleading captions on photos than talk about how bad Obama’s stewardship of this country has been.


Posted by on May 19, 2012.
Filed under Asshats, corruption, Culture Of Corruption, Democrats, Dumbasses, Elections, Internet, Liberals, Media, Mitt Romney.
Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's and,,,,, Human Events Magazine, among many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs to discuss his opinion editorials and current events.He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the new book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on He is also the owner and operator of Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions, EMAIL Warner Todd Huston: igcolonel .at."The only end of writing is to enable the reader better to enjoy life, or better to endure it." --Samuel Johnson

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  • McGehee

    No no no. The call was for his hair; Mitt’s just helpfully holding the phone for it.

  • jim_m

    I love the smell of leftist desperation in the morning…  It smells like…victory.  (apologies to coppola & Duval)

  • Doug Mataconis

    And sometimes, a photo just deserves to be captioned.

  • Guest

    Yeah — whoever heard of a website running a funny caption on a photo that mocks an opposition candidate.

     Wizbang is waaaaay above doing something like that.

    Sometimes it becomes very apparent that Wizbang writers haven’t a clue how idiotic they appear at times.

    Nice hat,Todd.

    • jim_m

       The express purpose of the caption contest is to make funny captions that are deliberately and obviously false.  The purpose of Ted Kaczynski here is to deliberately mischaracterize the photo for purposes of furthering his political agenda.

      Perhaps that is a bit too nuanced for you sophisticates on the left.

      • LiberalNightmare

         Kinda makes you wonder what purpose Grumpy serves?

      • TomInCali

        The purpose of Ted Kaczynski here is to deliberately mischaracterize the photo for purposes of furthering his political agenda.

        And you know this… how? He published a single photo with a one-sentence caption. Looks like a “funny caption that is deliberately and obviously false” to me.

  • GarandFan

    Yeah, went right over his pointed head.

  • Meiji_man


  • TomInCali

    How would this be worse than you writing an entire false post under the headline “Abortion-Supporting Obama Makes Pregnant WH Visitors Register Unborn Baby as Separate Visitor”? The purpose of which, to borrow from a commenter here, was to “deliberately mischaracterize the story for purposes of furthering your political agenda”?

  • David Berthiaume

    Does Obama Support Abortion? Does the White House ask Pregnant Women to register their unborn babies as a separate visitor? If you answer yes to both, and have any sense of Irony then you get the joke. Otherwise you just think it’s propaganda to further your political agenda.

    • TomInCali

      Does Obama Support Abortion?

      Not much reason for me to answer that, since you wouldn’t accept my answer anyway. However…

      Does the White House ask Pregnant Women to register their unborn babies as a separate visitor?

      No, they ask them to reserve a future ticket for their unborn child, then to call back and provide their name once they’re born so that a ticket can be issued to them when they come to visit.

      Otherwise you just think it’s propaganda to further your political agenda.

      Indeed, exactly what I said.

  • Hugh_G

    There is nothing funnier than right-wingers as perpetual victims except their complete lack of a sense of humor.

    Unwad your panties Huston.

    • Guest

      When your horse in the race is Mitt “Captain Etch-a-Sketch” you can’t say anything positive about your candidate so you attack his opponent and hope that nobody notices your party is failing.

      It’s no coincidence you see the right wing saying nothing about the real issues facing our nation in the 2012 election. They don’t think their candidate is qualified for the office of the President. The last candidate standing wasn’t the crowd’s favorite. Mitt Romney landed the GOP nod only after every other candidate rose to the top then imploded in a shower of hypocrisy, misogyny and vitriol.

      What you see on the right is a pathetic attempt to push the “Anyone But Obama” vote to the polls. It’s the base — and its quickly eroding.

      Mitt Romney has accused President Obama of “a dangerous course” in wanting to cut $1 trillion from the defense budget — although the
      administration’s actual proposal is a reduction of $487 billion over the next decade.

      “We should not negotiate with the Taliban,” the former Massachusetts
      governor contends. “We should defeat the Taliban.” He has blamed Obama
      for “procrastination toward Iran” and advocates arming Syrian rebels.

      Romney, along with his primary rivals Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich, had also accused Obama of “appeasement” toward U.S. enemies — a charge that drew a sharp Obama rebuttal. “Ask Osama bin Laden and the 22 out of 30 top al-Qaida leaders who’ve been taken off the field whether I engage in appeasement,” the president shot back. He has reproached GOP candidates: “Now is not the time for bluster.”

      If the election were held today, Obama would win the veteran vote by
      as much as seven points over Romney
      , higher than his margin in the
      general population, according to the poll.

      In 2008, veterans favored Republican presidential hopeful John McCain
      — a distinguished war veteran and former prisoner of war — by 10 points
      over Obama, according to an ABC News poll. In 2004, President George W. Bush won the veteran vote by 16 points over his Democrat opponent, Sen. John Kerry.

      The GOP’s heated rhetoric, aimed at the party’s traditional hawks, might be expected to resonate with veterans. Yet in interviews in South Carolina, a military-friendly red state, many former soldiers expressed anger at the toll of a decade of war, questioned the legitimacy of George W. Bush’s Iraq invasion, and worried that the surge in Afghanistan won’t make a difference in the long run.

      “We looked real cool going into Iraq waving our guns,” said McDowell,
      50, who retired from the 82nd Airborne Division in November with a
      Legion of Merit and two Bronze Stars. “But people lost their lives, and
      it made no sense.”

      This is huge news, the kind of situation right wing blogers don’t want to discuss. As we can see here at Wizbang — the right wing writes about Obama and the left wing because the news of the day shows their party slipping behind.

      There are large cracks appearing in the right wing base. Women have left the GOP party in droves. It’s been one disaster after another, from the Planned Parenthood defunding disaster to Limbaugh and Santorum convincing the populace just how much they really hate women and want to keep them barefoot and pregnant, just like 100 years ago. Now we see veteran’s turning towards Obama as the sane solution for 2012.

      No wonder Wiznuts turn to writing faux outrage stories about the left publishing a funny caption on a photo, a ritual practiced weekely on this very blog.

      Writing about the real events of the day and their candidate’s plan to face those challenges is just too painful for them. Their candiate is a disaster and their party is in a shambles. All they have left is the hope that enough fat, rich white men will get together and spend enough money to buy the election for them.

  • herddog505

    “Dude, like, what’s a ‘land line’?”

    — Average twenty-something

    But I have to agree with Grumpy and Hugh_G: lampooning photos of politicians and other celebrities is a common and generally harmless pasttime.  As memory serves, there have been similar photos of Barry holding a phone upside down, with similar captions making fund of his lack of intellect.

    • TomInCali


      At least the Romney photo is apparently real, and not a digital manipulation.

    • UOG

      Exactly so, we make fun and the larger the sliver of truth behind the the jokes the funnier they are for everyone – which is the failing of the Romney telephone caption.

      But I’m going to disagree with Grumpy when he says, “When your horse in the race is Mitt “Captain Etch-a-Sketch” you can’t say anything positive about your candidate…” Mitt certainly wasn’t my first choice. But I announced here long ago that I would back whomever the Republicans put forward this year as I’m firmly committed to casting an ABO vote. That said, Romney understands business, capitol formation, management, capitalism, believes in American exceptionalism and has years of experience with all of these areas. He will bring far more expertise and experience to the Office of President of the United States than Obama has even now -  3+ years into his Presidency. What do you mean I can’t say anything positive about Romney?

      • McGehee

        Not saying anything positive about Romney is my job, dammit.

  • RFA

    Sometimes it becomes very apparent that Wizbang writers haven’t a clue how idiotic they appear at times.

    Grumpy you’re talking about yourself again.