Wednesday, February 20, 2013


In light of this embarrassment ...
A couple of weeks ago, the conservative Web site reported that former Senator Chuck Hagel had received financing from a group called “Friends of Hamas."

"Senate sources told Breitbart News exclusively that they have been informed that one of the reasons that President Barack Obama's nominee for Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, has not turned over requested documents on his sources of foreign funding is that one of the names listed is a group purportedly called 'Friends of Hamas,'" the Web site reported....

Yet, there has been no evidence that any such group exists. And on Wednesday, a reporter with the New York Daily News, Dan Friedman, said he believed he was the inadvertent source of the rumor, born of a joke he made while speaking with a Republican aide on Capitol Hill....

Ben Shapiro ... wrote the original Breitbart post....
... this decision, made last week, sure seems like a genius move for a party desperately seeking credibility:
Breitbart News editor-at-large Ben Shapiro will give a keynote address at the California Republican Party convention this March, taking the spot previously scheduled for Karl Rove.

According to the Sacramento Bee, ... the CA Republican Party "had been seeking to book a speaker who would appeal to conservatives in light of a rift caused by Rove's newly announced Conservative Victory Project." ...
Or, since it's just replacing one hostile fabulist with another, I guess you could see it as just the passing of the liar's baton.

In his speech, expect Shapiro to double down on his made-up McCarthyism, Cal GOPers -- I'm sure he'll torture the truth to say he was right about this all along (as he's already done at Breitbart). But you'll enjoy that, won't you?


Victor said...

If Shapiro had at least thought up the "Friends of Hamas," and THEN spread the rumor, then maybe there's some 'Joe McCarthy/Richard M. Nixon Honorary Ratfecker Award' they could give the guy, and not look like suckers.

The right's Ben Shapiro: intrepid boy reporter, has blown-up in their faces yet again.

But, then, what do we expect?
No one fails upward as fast as a Wingnut Welfare recipient who was wrong.

The only reason Karl's not there, is because he kind of said that some of their parties pet candidates in the last election were stupid losers.
And, in CA, where the stupid-lower party just lost control of the state, you've got to bring in some new blood.
Even a guy who spreads fiction as though it's fact.
ESPCECIALLY a guy who spreads fiction as though it's fact.

Rand Careaga said...

"in CA where the stupid-lower party just lost control of the state"

You are referring, I believe, to my state's ongoing Republican Eradication Program, which has lately made enormous strides in ridding Sacramento of these noxious pests.