Ann Althouse is pissed off about George Packer's demeaning reference to a post in which she scrutinized Obama's ear, looking for evidence of a plastic device feeding him information during a Town Hall appearance. Althouse complained that Packer probably relied on the report of another blogger rather than checking out her blog for himself. She notes Packer's failure to mention that after a high-definition, close-up inspection of Obama's ear, she quickly concluded that no plastic device was visible. She was also annoyed with Packer's failure to include a backlink to provide his readers with context.
I don't read Althouse or know anything about her views. That said, after reading her original post, I was troubled by one comment she made. After concluding that no plastic device was visible in the magnifications of Obama's ear, she writes:
You know, just because the thing I saw wasn't there doesn't mean there wasn't something there that I didn't see.
Well, you should check it out, in context, for yourself.
HT: Jon Swift