Dan Sullivan’s Website of Lies Continues
Ok, maybe that’s a bit of a dramatic title for this piece, as we’re not talking about something criminal, just criminally stupid. Over the past couple months I’ve written about many of DC Dan’s awkward photographic adventures into Alaska, eventually causing him enough shame to switch his photos to ones actually taken in Alaska.
I thought DC Dan’s adventures were finally done – his campaign long out of the early stages, and running at full speed, raising hundred of thousands of dollars. I would have guessed that he might actually have gotten some researchers to join his staff, maybe even some locals that could teach him a couple things about the state he’s running to represent in the US Senate. They could teach him important things, like what the state actually looks like.
But, I guess not. Just tonight I got sent this image from a keen-eyed observer.
Underneath the image is the text:
“Oil tax reform is one of the most important economic issues facing Alaska, but Mark Begich won’t be honest with Alaskan voters about where he stands. Sign my petition to tell Mark that real leadership means not dodging the big issues.”
Well, this is awkward. As a photo editor I know it’s really important to illustrate my articles with the correct photos. I once spent four hours making sure that a photo I was using to illustrate a piece on a shooting was the same type of gun used in the crime, because I knew I would get called on it otherwise. Sometimes these things are really hard to find out; photos don’t always have the best caption info. This photo here, though… does.
Please notice that the photo he uses to illustrate Senator Mark Begich’s supposedly deceitful attitude on oil taxes aka SB21 is in fact a “COAL TERMINAL DOCK.” Oddly this is something that even I could have told the former head of DNR, Dan Sullivan as I’ve researched them when Jeanne Devon and I covered the Chuitna coal mine.
But really, Dan didn’t need to even look that far, he and his likely DC based web people just had to look at the freaking title in the shutterstock profile. By the way, the photographer (who’s quite talented) is based in San Francisco, which while still not based in Alaska is at least based in the United States. Which is a lot closer than Phuket, Thailand.