Wednesday, September 28, 2016

NEWT GINGRICH NOW SPREADING RUMORS FROM FAKE ONLINE NEWSPAPERS

Newt Gingrich went on Sean Hannity's radio show today and said this:
And there are rumors that Hillary was actually given the questions in advance. I don't know if it's true but it would not shock me because they all operate in the same circle. They go to the same cocktail parties, they all know each other, her operatives and the news media producers on the left are all close friends, and this whole thing is a setup.
Gingrich probably got this from the Baltimore Gazette:



From the story:
Earlier last week an NBC intern was seen hand delivering a package to Clinton’s campaign headquarters, according to sources. The package was not given to secretarial staff, as would normally happen, but the intern was instead ushered into the personal office of Clinton campaign manager Robert Mook. Members of the Clinton press corps from several media organizations were in attendance at the time, and a reporter from Fox News recognized the intern, but said he was initially confused because the NBC intern was dressed like a Fed Ex employee....

Clinton seemed to have scripted responses ready for every question she was asked at the first debate. She had facts and numbers memorized for specific questions that it is very doubtful she would have had without being furnished the questions beforehand.
But, as Baltimore's City Paper reported last week, the Gazette is fake:
The Baltimore Gazette, a newspaper that existed very briefly just after the Civil War, has returned online as a site to spread fake news stories and other nonsense.

One article in particular, "ATLANTA OFFICER KILLS BLACK WOMAN, INJURES CHILD, FOLLOWING BREASTFEEDING ARGUMENT," caught the attention of the online sleuths at Snopes.com after it apparently went viral....

The Gazette's "article" is a rehash of a bogus story that ran in a bogus source, the National Report, in 2014, Snopes reported yesterday in a post that has been shared more than 20,000 times.

Other stories on the site appear to be similarly fake....

... the Baltimore Gazette lists its offices at 612 E. Pratt St. There is no such address....

In sum, the Baltimore Gazette is basically your conservative wingnut uncle's email chain trying to masquerade as a credible news source. Don't buy into it.
Whether he's citing it because he's an idiot or because he's a deeply cynical man who no longer gives a flying toss how badly he poisons America with disinformation, that's Newt Gingrich's source.

Is there any non-conspiratorialist conservatism anymore? Is there any conservatism left that even tries to act in good faith? If so, I'm unaware of it.

13 comments:

Four Bs said...

I wonder if the Gazette has any crack reporters on the "Hillary was wired-up for the debate" case. Some of my wingnut Facebook friends were all over that one today.

Leo Artunian said...

I notice that the story in the "Baltimore Gazette" and the theory that "Hillary was wired-up for the debate" are both based on the assumption that someone who has been involved in politics since the mid-sixties, served as a senator and Secretary of State, and has been running for the office of president for over a year couldn't possibly have a command of pertinent facts, a clear vision for the future, or a diplomatic temperament. Because, you know, a girl.

homelessonthehighdesert said...

Schoolyard tit for tat. It has been as thoroughly documented as denied George AWOL while I was pulling a Tour of Duty Bush wore a receiver and earpiece during his "debates".

Victor said...

Newt's just another socio-psycho/pathic narcissist, like t-RUMP, who doesn't care about anything except himself.

He's just nowhere near as wealthy (in theory, at least).

Ray said...

Standard GOP tactics LIE,LIE,LIE when your candidate is proven far less then a viable candidate. Newt and Trump are sure like one another.

Ray said...

Hmmm.... On second thought Newt and the GOP are real big on pointing the finger at someone else and accusing them of what they have actually done. That sure would explain why the GOP is so gun ho on this for Trump already had the questions and then failed miserably.

Unknown said...

The GWB wire story was rumored to have been ferreted out by the NYT but held back after the right wing blowup over CBS/Dan Rather's report on the GWB skipping out on his duty time.

Ms. L.B. said...

Re Dubya and his blowing off a lot of his National Guard service: The story was true, the memo was faked. I accuse Roger Ailes of putting this into motion. Once the memo was demonstrated as false, the facts became false, and the media was cowed into not pursuing the matter any further. Diabolical.

But it looks like Ailes's genius doesn't extend to debate prep. What goes around comes around.

Grung_e_Gene said...

The svelte lean Newt, the masculine physique of Trump, the ritund Alex Jones, the flabby wide-waisted, expansive derriere of Rush Limpbaugh.

Kathy said...

I've known Newt since the 70s, when he was criticizing his female opponent for wanting to go off to Washington and neglect her family while he was screwing around on Wife #1. He's a class act all the way...

Aunt Snow said...

You can't prep someone who is incapable of being prepped.

Never Ben Better said...

Aunt Snow wins the thread.

KenRight said...

Anti-Clinton conspiracy theorists not "acting in good faith." Good faith? Clinton's rigged nomination against Sanders was "good faith?"
That's rich, coming from you.
Not that I mention Rich,her hubbie should never have pardoned the criminal, but it's clear why he did
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