Wednesday, April 22, 2009


In response to news that the acting chief financial officer of Freddie Mac was found dead early this morning after apparently taking his own life, Fox Nation, Rupert Murdoch's new Free-Republic-on-crack site, goes trolling for conspiracy theorists...

... and, unsurprisingly, finds some.

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That's not a completely representative sample. A number of posters think Barney Frank is the culprit -- "Barney has so many slimey and felonious connections, he makes Don Corleone look like a choir boy" -- while a lot of others nostalgically blame the Clintons, or blame Harry Reid or Chris Dodd or Nancy Pelosi. (A couple of posters, it should be noted, blame Bush and Cheney.)

Way to enliven the debate, Rupert.

Remember this the next time some sanctimonious Fox blowhard gets all high and mighty about a quickly deleted Kos diary or Huffington Post comment. I'll keep checking back to see if anyone at Fox Nation is policing this thread -- but given the fact that the thread subject was clearly framed specifically to elicit comments like this, I'm not holding my breath.

(And yes, if you're wondering, Wingnuttia has had an "Obama Death List" since sometime last year.)

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