The Attack of the Imaginary Plants
That’s what Andrew Breitbart used to yell, whenever I pointed out that the comment threads at his wingnut websites were filled to the brim with disgusting, openly racist remarks and wild, deranged conspiracy theories. All of those ugly comments were PLANTED! by devious liberals — probably me. And as a matter of fact, Breitbart did indeed accuse me directly of secretly planting all those thousands and thousands of comments, many times on Twitter.
Well, the imaginary plants from Liberalville are showing up again today, as the wingnuts start girding their loins for battle against their own paranoid fantasies.
The absolute dumbest person on the Internet, Jim Hoft (aka “Gateway Pundit”) has uncovered one of these dastardly PLANTS — in a photo from a Mitt Romney rally in Ohio. Because everyone knows there are no racists in Wingnut Fantasyworld.
Hoft’s evidence that this was a PLANT: he was wearing a T-shirt, but everyone else in the picture had a jacket on!
Only plants do that. Notice that Hoft helpfully adds a popup title to the photo: “liberal tshirt.”
The Democrat-media complex was hyperventilating after a photo was posted from a Romney-Ryan event in Lancaster, Ohio on Friday of a supposed Romney “supporter” wearing a racist T-shirt.
The photo was posted at Getty Images.
Kristinn Taylor at Big Journalism believes its a fake, a liberal plant.
Robert Stacy McCain also says it’s a fake.
The Examiner reported:
But Robert Stacy McCain wrote Saturday that the man in the photo “is not in fact a Republican, but rather is a plant sent out by the Democrats as a dirty trick.”
McCain says there are three clues that indicate the man in the photo is a plant.
First, he says, “nobody” wears a Romney/Ryan sticker on the back of his t-shirt.
Second, McCain says, “It’s kind of chilly in Ohio this time of year, and the guy’s wearing only a T-shirt, while those around him are wearing coats.”
But the third and most telling clue is that the man remains unidentified.
“A press photographer is going to take a picture like this and make no effort to ID the guy? Nuh-uh,” McCain wrote.
You’ll notice all of the real Romney supporters at the Lancaster event on Friday are in jackets and coats - including Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. But this jacka$$ is wearing a T-shirt.
That doesn’t make sense. He’s most likely a liberal plant. It’s one of the left’s favorite games. But it doesn’t matter to the liberal media. They’ll insist the man is a Romney supporter.
Of course, this same media couldn’t have cared less when Obama supporters were wearing racist pins at the DNC this year.
For more plant-based paranoia, the always shrill Michelle Malkin gets ready for tomorrow’s presidential debate with a reminder about the last plant-infested, CNN-run town hall debate. Featuring pictures that prove it!