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

Wingnuts • Views: 75,855

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.

Jump to top

Create a Page

This 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: 2015-08-02 10:58 am PDT

LGF User's Guide RSS Feeds

Help support Little Green Footballs!

Subscribe now for ad-free access!

Recent Pages
Rocky-in-Connecticut
Turns Out ISIS and our own Right Wing Loons Are even Closer…
bloomberg.com,Women as chattel. Family households ruled exclusively by men. Medieval Theocracy is the law of the land. Homosexuals should be arrested or put to death. Guns Guns Guns. The commonalities between the Islamic fanatics and our own specifically Christian fanatics, ...

1 minute ago
Views: 7 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 0
Great White Snark
The Strange Saga of the MH370 Plane Part — NYMag
Just when you think this will not get any more weird... Tomorrow marks one month since a piece of a Boeing 777 washed up on the Indian Ocean island of La Réunion, but French investigators are no closer to confirming ...

3 minutes ago
Views: 21 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 0
Paul Canning
The European Obsession With Trump
PARIS -- The media here has got a Continental strain of Trump fever. Since the real estate mogul made a shocking surge to the top of the Republican presidential polls in the U.S., Europe has fixated on the unapologetic ...

27 minutes ago
Views: 63 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 1 • Rating: 0
Thanos
Sovereign Citizens Now Consist of All Colors and Creeds
The case made headlines last fall in the midst of the Ferguson unrest. Two men with ties to the New Black Panther Party were charged with acquiring weapons in what was later revealed to be a plot to kill ...

53 minutes ago
Views: 38 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 0
I Stand With Planned Parenthood
FHI 360 Leadership in Contraceptive Technology Innovation Through Envision FP Award From USAID
August 26, 2015 -- DURHAM, NC -- FHI 360, which has been a global leader in family planning (FP) research for more than four decades, has received Envision FP: Transforming Contraception to Expand Access and Choice, a new five-year ...

1 day ago
Views: 280 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 5 • Rating: 1
JmpMaster
Teachers as the Target in Schools and Media
As soon as you mention public education a barrage of soundbites and adages come flying from every corner at dizzying speed. Teachers are underpaid and underappreciated, teachers are all jaded cynics that don't care anymore, teachers are the cornerstone ...

2 days ago
Views: 362 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 0
VickieHaz
Spice Up Your Home Lighting
When many of us are in need of a new lamp, ceiling light or any other lighting application the first thing we'll do is jump in the car and head off to the nearest IKEA. This is the safest option ...

2 days, 6 hours ago
Views: 448 • Comments: 2
Tweets: 3 • Rating: 0
Bubblehead II
President Obama Remarks on Tenth Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina
In case you missed the NOLA Presidents speech today. President Obama Remarks on Tenth Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

2 days, 17 hours ago
Views: 409 • Comments: 1
Tweets: 1 • Rating: 1
KiTA
Vester Lee Flanagan Guns Down News Crew on Live TV, Live Tweets and Films himself doing so.
Update: The shooter filmed himself performing the act and uploaded the content to several social media accounts. It was shared thousands of times before Twitter deleted it. Twitter auto-plays the video. Today would be a very good day to close ...

4 days, 2 hours ago
Views: 707 • Comments: 4
Tweets: 6 • Rating: 3
Lumberhead
Why the 2016 Republican Nomination Can’t Be Predicted Through History
This election season provides a fascinating frame to see if the polarization in politics, from Washington to the states to the public, is no different than what we have seen in the past; if the angry populism evident especially ...

1 week, 1 day ago
Views: 809 • Comments: 1
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 3
 Frank says:

It's f*cking great to be alive, ladies and gentlemen, and if you do not believe it is f*cking great to be alive, you better go now, because this show will bring you down so much -- from Just Another Band From L.A.