Wingnut Blogger Jim Hoft Mistakes Closed Caption for Applause Prompt at Tucson Memorial

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Just when you think popular right wing blogger Jim “Dim” Hoft (Gateway Pundit) couldn’t possibly post anything more stupid than his last post, he finds a way to take it to the next level of numbskullitude.

Today’s entry in the “Hoft Chronicles of Sheer Stoopit” has him trying to claim that the White House prompted the audience to applaud at the “Together We Thrive” memorial (with his usual taste and class, Hoft calls it a “pep rally”): If White House Was Surprised by Applause at Tucson Pep Rally… Why Did They Ask For It On Jumbotron?

Since Hoft likes to float these smears and then delete them when it finally sinks through his dense cranial matter that they make him look like an idiot, here’s a screenshot:

On Thursday, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said that they were surprised by the applause at the memorial pep rally on Wednesday for the victims of the Tucson shootings.

I will say that I read the speech several times and thought that there wouldn’t be a lot of applause if any. I think many of us thought that. But I think there was a celebration, again, of the lives of those who had been impacted. Not just at that grocery store but throughout the country. And I think that, if that is part of the healing process, then that’s a good thing.

Oh really?
Then why was it printed on the Jumbotron?

That’s right. Hoft doesn’t understand that he’s looking at the closed captioning for deaf audience members.

Can I get a facepalm?

UPDATE at 1/15/11 12:55:47 pm

Remember when Powerline delinked LGF — and added Jim Hoft and Andrew Breitbart to their blogroll instead?

GP’s Jim Hoft is an indefatigable source of political news. He deploys exclamation points like the ancient Greeks scattered particles in their speech for emphasis.

Ah, good times.

UPDATE at 1/15/11 1:00:59 pm

And it gets better, because the other dim bulbs of the wingnut blogosphere are now co-signing Hoft’s post.

Pamela “Shrieking Harpy” Geller: “TOGETHER WE WRITHE”: OBAMA MAKING HIS BONES ON THE BONES OF THE DEAD

Doug Ross: White House: we were shocked that Tucson memorial crowd hooted and hollered throughout because our APPLAUSE signs were actually quite discrete

UPDATE at 1/15/11 2:24:01 pm

And now, of course, it’s at Pajamas Media.

Pretty soon Newt Gingrich will be calling for an investigation.

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