Could SWAT-Gate Be Another Right Wing Prank?
Could SWAT-gate Be Another Right Wing Prank?
Posted on June 16, 2012 by Matt Osborne
So we know how these types of games get played: right wing activists make the news they want to see with a sinister stunt, the right-wing blogosphere goes ballistic, spends weeks roaring about their victimization, and their yarns get days and days of mainstream coverage. Only later, when said media finally examines the facts, do we find out that we’ve been had once again. Why would anyone expect SWAT-gate to be any different from James O’Keefe in his pimp costume, the Shirley Sherrod video, or Michelle Malkin’s #TwitterGulag?
I have listened to all the evidence they have provided while claiming ‘liberal activists’ are responsible for these ‘swattings’ (hoax calls to 911 meant to bring armed police to an address). I have not seen or heard any evidence of any specific person being responsible. But I do hear obvious similarities between the SWAT caller…
The right-wing blogosphere has burned with outrage for weeks over allegations that liberal activists targeted them with SWAT calls. But a simple comparison of voice recordings suggests that someone may have been making up their “news.”