The names Andrew Breitbart, Dana Loesch, James O'Keefe are well known and synonymous with crafting a fake story built on playing to conservatives pre-conceived notions, video manipulation and punch-a-hippie narrative but what is genius about the Alternate Conservative Reality is that much faster than Twains observation about lies, modern conservative falsehood move at the Speed of Light.
Enter the two recent episodes:
A Google+ account under the name "Paul Krugmann" released a message after the East Coast earthquake, "People on twitter might be joking, but in all seriousness, we would see a bigger boost in spending and hence economic growth if the earthquake had done more damage."
This was immediately grasped by the Right Wing buffoons and retweeted, posted, facebooked and blogged.
The big problem was Paul Krugman didn't write it and the account is not his account. Over at Hotair, you have the comments winner with,
"I don’t really care if this moron said it because I know for a fact there are progressives out there who do actually think a good catastrophe would be good for the economy. Unless of course it is an oil spill in the gulf that kills birdies and makes The Messiah look bad."One of the worst things I've ever read. First he starts off the statement truth doesn't matter to him because he has his conclusions and then rambles on to disprove himself by excepting the BP/Haliburton/Transocean casued Gulf Disaster.
But that is not enough to stop pasty faced, flabby assed chicken hawk Jonah Goldberg or the National Review Online or the Michelle Malkin's on the blogosphere. Their job is too immediately run with stories which make liberals look bad and if the story happens to be totally false, say a black male Obama supporter carved a letter B into a white girl's face because of her McCain bumper sticker, conservatives don't care because they aren't interested in facts only in ramping up the next story of liberal evil.
Andrew Breitbart decided to claim on his Biggovernment website that New Jersey Democrat Frank Lautenberg said we've got to eliminate the rich in a speech a week ago. His video presentation on his website isn't the uncut video but has big gaudy powerpoint graphics splayed across the screen like a hack's attempt at subliminal messaging (((Eliminate the Rich))) voop voop voop. The problem, of course, is when you listen to the speech Lautenberg actually said "eliminate the waste".
This doesn't matter to the likes of Mark Levin or Real Clear Politics or any of the hundreds of Conservative blogs which dutifully pick up the Breitbart fabrication add their "the libs masks are coming off", "liberals are evil stalinistas", "start with yourself commie" and go forth to further propagate the lie.
Because that is all they need. Conservatives have an internally consistent false narrative (liberal=evil) which they fervently believe unquestioningly. That False Narrative in their brains demands they twist ever situation to fit it and if they can not then just make it up.
Now, this is one of the fundamental problems with blogs and bloggers in general. The death of Newspapers and journalists have created an atmosphere in the web cloud wherein anyone thinks that by splashing a link to Matt Drudge or the Huffington Post and commenting about it they are doing journalism.
At best, this is a misunderstanding of primary source and secondary source reporting.
At worst, this is a shameless attempt to propagate a lie into internet truth and do as much damage with it prior to the truth being revealed. Unfortunately, the things conservatives know are lies and how to damage America.
Sure, enough it is the worst. Krugman's Google+ account was started by a Right Wing Punk Ass Bitch named Carlos Gaterol, who wanted to show through 'parody', "the many misguided beliefs that Paul Krugman holds, defends, and espouses on a daily basis." When you can't find the evidence to confirm your conclusions just make it up, Conservative Mantra.
It's not a new phenomenon of the Right to impersonate Liberals and Progressives, conservative punk ass bitch Tucker Carlson pretended to be Keith Olbermann and sent out emails to smaller news reporters, in an effort to manufacture a controversy.
Here is Media Matters list of the 10 worst Right Wing fabrications of 2010.