Monday, March 11, 2013

The Daily Caller lies. lies. Welcome to the Right-Wing Fart Bubble Echo Chamber

Conservatives spend their time inside the Right-Wing Blog-o-Sphere bubble regurgitating each others farts and cross-contaminating their lies amongst themselves.

It's known as incestuous amplification.

There have been several recent Prime-Time examples: such as Karl Rove's 2012 Election Night Meltdown on Faux News with "the math you do as a conservative to make yourself feel better." and Michele Bachmann repeating the Right-Wing Fart Bubble lies that President Obama spent $200 Million USC a day, with a 3000 person staff occuping 800 Hotel Rooms accompanied by a 34 Ship US Navy Armanda in 2010. But, those incidents don't underscore the vicious smears and whispering campaigns Conservatives concoct to get Liberals fired or discredited.

Like Paul Krugman. Right-Wingers hate Paul Krugman, because as Loudon Wainwright III noted, Krugman's Got the Noble Prize So Krugman Ought-a Know

So, Right-Wingers are constantly on the lookout for slanders to publish about Krugman and then cross-link amongst themselves.

In the March 11 post, Deadbart ( editor at large Larry O'Connor mocked the New York Times columnist for his alleged financial mismanagement. Unfortunately for O'Connor, the report that Krugman went bankrupt was clearly a joke and originated from the satirical website The Daily Currant.

In his post, O'Connor jabbed Krugman for supposedly spending "$84,000 in one month" on Portuguese wines and "a dress from the Victorian period," and concluded that "apparently this Keynsian [sic] thing doesn't really work on the micro level." O'Connor sourced the report to a post written by "Prudent Investor." The post by "Prudent Investor" sources an Austrian website, which reprinted the original Daily Currant story.

O'Connor has since deleted the post without explanation.

This type of Right-Wing perfidy against Paul Krugman has happened several times before. In 2011, a Right Wing Punk Ass Bitch named Carlos Gaterol, opened a Google+ account under the name Paul Krugmann, and released a message after an 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 Nut Jobs and recirculated inside their Fart Bubble.

Of course, Paul Krugman didn't write it Carols Gaterol did. But, over at Hotair, conservatives revealed it doesn't matter if it's actually true: 
"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."
Gaterol defended his lying by stating he wanted to show through 'parody', "the many misguided beliefs that Paul Krugman holds, defends, and espouses on a daily basis."

O'Connor, like Gaterol and all lying conservative "journalists", find evidence to confirm their conclusions. And if they can't find it, they just make it up; Conservative Mantra.

During the confirmation hearings, Breitbart Senior Editor Ben Shapiro ran with a story about Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and his secret association with "Friends of Hamas." What's important to understand about the Hagel Hearings was that Shapiro (a chicken hawk, warmonger, Bush backer) found a perfect story with which to slander Hagel and by association President Obama.

Friends of Hamas was just perfect. It fit with everything Right-Wing Nutjobs have been saying for years about President Obama and Leftists, i.e. that Liberals are Muslim Loving Anti-American Terrorist Appeasers. And here was evil Kenyan Marxist Muslim Loving Obama pushing a Terrorist Lover onto the Secretary of Defense!!! Republican Senators referenced the lies during the hearings. Every right-wing blog and journal sucked up the story and regurgitated it in the Fart Bubble. 

Of course, it doesn't matter that the story is entirely false, apparently started when a reporter asked a series of absurdist questions, and Shapiro didn't even do the most basic of research (a google search). What matters to Right-Wing Toxic Nut Job Bloggers is getting as many anti-liberal blog stories, facebook posts, e-mails, tweets and memes into the Blog-o-sphere as possible.

Tucker Carlson and his Daily Caller are engaged in this same sort of "journalism". They've got a Vendetta against Democratic Senator Bob Menedez which they've propagated through lies and payoffs. The Daily Caller alleged Menedez engaged in prostitution in the Dominican Republic, most likely, in the time-honored right-wing tradition of Sex Shaming Democrats into stepping down.

Now when the Washington Post published a story entirely dismantling the Daily Caller's story,
An escort who appeared on a video claiming that Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) paid her for sex has told Dominican authorities that she was instead paid to make up the claims and has never met or seen the senator, according to court documents and two people briefed on her claim. 
The woman said a local lawyer had approached her and a fellow escort and asked them to help frame Menendez and a top donor, Salomon Melgen, according to affidavits obtained by The Washington Post.
The Daily Caller and the conservative dupes who sucked up Tucker Carlson and editor-in-chief David Martosko farts lashed out! There's an Investigation! It's a different hooker! Hookers Lie! 

That the story is an entire lie and malicious campaign to force Menedez to step down doesn't matter.

What Right-Wing Liars are tasked with is keeping enough chum in the water in order to get enough duped and battered conservative drones slurping down the frothy mixture and vomiting it back into the Blog-o-Sphere.

The Ever Vigilant Green Eagle wades through the Toxic Sludge of Right-Wing Lies and Smears. IF you have the Stomach peruse his Wingnut Wrapups.


the yellow fringe said...

What though are the republicans real assets? Asian voters, youth, students, blacks, educators, retired, hispanics, native American, Jews? This last election they even lost Cubans. The voting public, even 55 to 70% of republicans (depending on the exact question) believes taxes must be raised and mostly on the rich if we are to control the debt. So, they got their sure fired I'm right (like Romney will win) gut feelings, and they got lies and shit they make up. Their bankrupt. Their solution for everything is we need to get our message out, not correct it or adjust it, just keep on and get it out. All they have is lies at this point, it may change, but right now thats it.

Patricia said...

Gene, thank you for your defense of Paul Krugman. He is someone who is trust worthy and wants whats best for the disenfranchised, i.e. the poor, the unemployed, people who depend on Social Security. I wish that the President would tap him for a cabinet position, but alas, that is not to be, and that is a shame. I live in New Jersey. I voted for Menendez, he is a good man and fights for what is right, something the Fright Wing hates. I am no lawyer, but isn't this slander? Why is it that these cowards get away with all this outrageous behavior? I am guessing that neither Krugman or Menendez don't have time for lengthy court battles. Nor do they want to acknowledge the horrendous behavior of these thugs, I don't blame them.
It just seems to me that there has to be a way to stop the malicious lie machine, that the GOP has become. Sadly, I don't see that happening soon. Really excellent post. Like zombies, Deadbart, just won't die.

ChickenHammer said...

Hey Grung_e_Gene if you quit with the childish name calling and misinformation what would you have left in your posts? You so funny...

Grung_e_Gene said...

Awwww, Little Chickie a perfect example of the mental miasma which has encapsulated the conservative mind. Faced with repeated and overwhelming evidence that right-wing "media" propagate naught but lies he retreats to crying, 'Wah, he called me names! '

C Hammer you're a fart smeller not a smart feller.

ChickenHammer said...

Nice little dodge'n'weave Grung_e_Gene. I could not care less what names you call me. I'm just pointing out the obvious; two common traits are that all your blog posts share are juvenile name calling and inaccurate facts.

Grung_e_Gene said...


The Conservative Think Tanks Hate Paul Krugman because he undercuts their bullshit. The Rich have been funding these institutes in order to disseminate lies about poverty, minimum wage, the social safety net and so forth.

Krugman then goes on TV (Still the #1 source for most Americans) and he vividly points out the Republican toadies for the Plutocracy, such as Senator Ron Johnson a rich criminal himself, are liars.

Tom Harper said...

But, conservative pundits get most of their news from The Onion, which is an extremely accurate news source.

Green Eagle said...

Here's a fact which is obvious to all of the right wing lie merchants, but which is unknown to most liberals: Conservative writing and talking has nothing to do with finding the truth and reporting it. It is one hundred percent about stoking emotions in people. And these are ugly emotions too- hatred, greed and rage. That is why they can get away with repeating the same thing year after year, even after it has all been discredited over and over again-their followers have been addicted to these base feelings and will respond to anything that feeds them. Truth or human decency have nothing to do with it.

Dervish Sanders said...

I'd heard that Krugman bankruptcy story, but not what he wasted his money on. Ha ha. Funny. I don't recall hearing about the earthquake quote. The Repubs certainly do operate in that "fart bubble", as a recent story from Fox Nooz that says "President Obama Blames Low Approval on His Blackness" illustrates.

Another example of "keeping enough chum in the water in order to get enough duped and battered conservative drones slurping down the frothy mixture and vomiting it back into the Blog-o-Sphere".

No "childish name calling", but only the facts (OK, some name calling... but name calling they DESERVE). Good reporting.