The Self-Debunking Outrageous Outrage of the Day

Yet another outrageous outrage is just now bubbling up to the surface, pushed by … I hope you’re sitting down … Drudge Report: White House backed release of Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi.

In this case, all you have to do to debunk this ridiculously misleading headline is read the story below it.

In the letter, sent on August 12 last year to Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond and justice officials, Mr LeBaron wrote that the US wanted Megrahi to remain imprisoned in view of the nature of the crime.

The note added: “Nevertheless, if Scottish authorities come to the conclusion that Megrahi must be released from Scottish custody, the US position is that conditional release on compassionate grounds would be a far preferable alternative to prisoner transfer, which we strongly oppose.”

It’s the new, self-debunking outrageous outrage, brought to you by the same old hacks. The White House did not back the release, but if Scotland was going to free him they preferred compassionate release instead of transferring him to a prison. Even this slight amount of nuance is apparently too taxing for the right wing.

Of course, the bogus outrage instantly popped up at Hot Air, promoted by wingnut liar “JammieWearingFool,” who omitted the first sentence I quoted above because it just looks so much more outrageous without it: Hot Air Headlines � Surprise: State Dep’t supported release of Lockerbie bomber.

With a bonus — a bigoted Birther comment:

Our new muslim government loves them some mohamet followers.

Inanemergencydial on July 25, 2010 at 3:05 PM

Jump to top

Create a PageThis is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.
Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.
Last updated: 2016-01-01 10:29 am PST
LGF User's Guide RSS Feeds Tweet

Help support Little Green Footballs!

Subscribe now for ad-free access!Register and sign in to a free LGF account before subscribing, and your ad-free access will be automatically enabled.

Recent PagesClick to refresh
Ken Ham, Creationism, Dinosaurs, Dragons, and Feathers Uber science denier Ken Ham, recently became extremely angry at the Washington Post, for mistakenly saying that he believed that dinosaurs were wiped out by Noah's flood. However, he doesn't reject the idea that the biblical world wide deluge ...
CriticalDragon1177
1 hour, 24 minutes ago
Views: 94 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Message From President Bane …Shorter version of Trump's speech (relevant part starts around 2 mins 46 sec)
Not Approved By The MPAA
2 hours, 9 minutes ago
Views: 81 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Trump’s First Act as President- Signs Away FHA Loan Assistancemarketwatch.com Starting small, I see. Get ready poor people. He's just getting started. Just wait a few months when those Welfare checks start NOT appearing in poor white nationalist mailboxes across the nation.
Rocky-in-Connecticut
2 hours, 29 minutes ago
Views: 103 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 2
Tweets: 2 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
No BS! Brass Band on Audiotree Live (Full Session) (ARCHIVE RELEASE) No BS! Brass Band perform on Audiotree Live, August 26, 2013. Download the complete session and interview at: bit.ly YouTube Playlist: bit.ly Subscribe to Audiotreetv: bit.ly Watch more sessions, music videos, and live performances at: audiotree.tv Visit ...
Thanos
3 hours, 50 minutes ago
Views: 68 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Devil’s Food White-Out Cake Recipe - NYT Cooking Ingredients For the cake: 1 ⅓ cups all-purpose flour ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder ¾ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt 1 ¼ sticks (10 tablespoons) unsalted butter, at room temperature ½ cup (packed) light ...
The Vicious Babushka
4 hours, 15 minutes ago
Views: 122 • Comments: 1 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 2 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 3
Comments: 0
: 3
Resistance Manual Action begins with information. There are more of us who believe in equity and justice than those who support Donald Trump's ideology of fear and hate. Together, we can harness the collective power of the people to resist the ...
Unshaken Defiance
5 hours, 14 minutes ago
Views: 112 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Titan Touchdown On Jan. 14, 2005, ESA's Huygens probe made its descent to the surface of Saturn's hazy moon, Titan. Carried to Saturn by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, Huygens made the most distant landing ever on another world, and the only landing ...
Thanos
9 hours, 32 minutes ago
Views: 130 • Comments: 1 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 2 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Larsen Ice Crack Continues to Open Up The rift in the Larsen C Ice Shelf has grown a further 10km since 1 January. If the rift propagates just 20km more, it will free a tabular berg one-quarter the size of Wales. That would make it one ...
Thanos
18 hours, 36 minutes ago
Views: 248 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
​Uber Pays $20M to Settle FTC Claims It Duped Drivers More rulings against GIG economy exploiters need to come down because they are draining the lifeblood from lower and middle class job sectors by exploiting labor. The contractor economy is just flat wrong. Uber has agreed to hand over ...
Thanos
18 hours, 42 minutes ago
Views: 275 • Comments: 1 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Brazilian Corruption Investigator Killed in Plane Crash You would think the people of Brazil would be hard to shock after the turbulence that they have endured in the past few years, including a deep recession, and the impeachment of a president. But today's sudden death of ...
Thanos
18 hours, 49 minutes ago
Views: 225 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0