Bedwetters of the Right... the sequel
Josh's Sunday post on the inadvertent humor of the rightwing got me thinking. Fortunately, I didn't have to do that for long, as the fools rushed in where those of integrity fear to tread.
You may not recognize all the names on the list below, but they're all a part of the rumorsphere snatching precious IQ points from the collective brain of America.
Michelle Malkin, David Horowitz, Powerline, Redstate.org.
These administration suckups and hate-mongerers hopped on the Times is Treasonous bandwagon after the Times published a story on one of many efforts to follow the flow of money to terrorists. It gave away no more than the president himself -- and others -- had given away years before.
Given the ease with which that story was refuted, they decided to go broad and just continue the Times as Treasonous meme. They also continued the Rightwingers as Accidental Clowns meme.
In a post titled What is left of Malkin, Hinderaker and Horowitz's credibility, Glenn Greenwald describes the latest campaign to tar the Times for "a puff piece in this weekend's 'Escapes' section":
"Because the article contained a photograph of Don Rumsfeld's vacation home, they insisted that this was reckless and even retaliatory-- i.e., done with the intent to enable Al Qaeda operatives and other assassins to murder Rumsfeld (as well as Dick Cheney), and that it was further evidence of the war being waged by the NYT and its employees on the Bush administration and the U.S."Except, Greenwald, who'd already determined that Fox and others had already published this public information, wrote to the Times and received this reply: "Ironically, photos were taken with Secretary Rumsfeld's permission."
So: Will they apologize and admit their error? Or will their credibility be completely shot? More shot. (Unclaimed Territory)
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