A VAST RIGHT-WING REBRANDING CONSPIRACY?
First, Andrew Breitbart attacks World Net Daily's Joseph Farah for being an Obama birther.
Then, a few days later, Glenn Beck denounces Texas gubernatorial candidate Debra Medina, a tea party favorite, for being a 9/11 truther.
And now the highly influential wingnut blog RedState has banned all birthers and truthers.
All this happened either at or just after the Nashville convention at which organizers sought to rebrand the tea party movement as a safe, domesticated GOP/Fox News/Sarah Palin operation ... just in time for the buildup to the 2010 midterms.
Am I crazy to think that all this didn't just happen spontaneously? Am I crazy to think someone's behind this? Rupert Murdoch? Grover Norquist? With words and music focus-grouped by Frank Luntz?
I have no answers. I'm just speculating.
(RedState story via the non-Fox Roger Ailes.)