Jake Tapper’s Casual Smear of the Day
Jake Tapper at ABC News says “conservative blogs were all atwitter” about that silly rumor that Michelle Obama called an African media organization and ranted about racism.
The conservative blogs are all atwitter about a bizarre interview allegedly with Michelle Obama on a Web site called “African Press International.”
No, Jake. Conservative blogs were not “all atwitter.” At LGF we said the story was bunk in no uncertain terms.
The idea that conservative blogs universally accepted this bogus report is a smear, par for the course for the incredibly biased mainstream media. Some blogs may have taken the story at face value, but most did not.
Reporting it this way is sloppy and dishonest, intended to portray the center right blogosphere as a monolithic group of lock-step morons, dumbly swallowing every rumor that comes out. And that description is much better applied to Daily Kos and Huffington Post and Andrew Sullivan.
UPDATE at 10/16/08 5:15:12 pm:
For the record, Jake Tapper emailed to say he didn’t intend to lump all conservative blogs together with his comment.