If we cannot send funny pictures of ourselves to our friends, then society is too uptight.
A better story is to investigate why someone thought that they could discredit someone for something like that, what the real agenda is, and why the media fell for it. Now that would make some real work for a journalist, so I guess it won't happen.
Yes, he looked like the target dummies. It fully appeared to be a joke. This is a corruption of the FBI and the media in bed. Can the FBI sink lower in the eyes of most people today? Do they not know their reputation?
My impression is not that the media fell for it, though some probably did. My impression was that many in the media deliberately lied to smear an honest FBI agent because the Obama Administration told them to.
The media didn’t fall for anything. They are supporting the administration by publishing the leaks that the administration wants published to ruin the reputation of a good agent who was concerned for his countries security. He didn’t run to the press..he went to Congress who overseas the activities of the executive branch.