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Video: Rachel Maddow Cites LGF on the Right’s Non-Stop Anti-Obama Conspiracy Theories

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I was pleasantly surprised last night when Rachel Maddow showed a screen shot from LGF to illustrate her piece on the right wing’s continual invention of loony conspiracy theories about the President. Here’s the LGF article she used: Breitbart Blogger Dan Riehl on the Trail of a Bombshell Obama Photoshop Phraud.

But wait now. Wait just a second. The screenshot Rachel used for her show was … yes … shopped.

Yes, they edited the image to remove parts of the byline and moved the header down right next to the article headline. And notice those stray pixels around the LGF logo; a dead giveaway. This is no screenshot — it’s a fraud!

What is Rachel Maddow trying to hide?

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63 comments

1 Kragar (Antichrist )  Tue, Feb 5, 2013 11:59:33am

IRRELEVANT!!1!11!!!!ELEVENTY!

2 Kid Skeeter  Tue, Feb 5, 2013 12:01:53pm

Even Rachel is in on the conspiracy!!! When does it end??!!
//

3 Kid Skeeter  Tue, Feb 5, 2013 12:02:13pm

Bravo, Charles. Keep fighting the good fight.

4 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Tue, Feb 5, 2013 12:03:08pm

I always get a little smirk when an internet meme gets into the MSM.

I bet that there’s a percentage of the audience who thought the ‘pixels’ thing was meant unironically.

5 Kronocide  Tue, Feb 5, 2013 12:09:31pm

Unironically upding.

6 Varek Raith  Tue, Feb 5, 2013 12:11:14pm

“Now he’s too straight!”
Lol.

7 Kragar (Antichrist )  Tue, Feb 5, 2013 12:11:37pm

Did Obama actually throw a football?

Nope.

Chuck Testa.

8 Gus  Tue, Feb 5, 2013 12:16:23pm

Ha! “Exhume Ronald Reagan…” LOL

9 Kragar (Antichrist )  Tue, Feb 5, 2013 12:23:20pm

GOP Senators Obstructing The Consumer Protection Bureau Receive Loads Of Wall Street Donations

43 Republican senators signed a letter last week saying that they would obstruct any nominee to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, regardless of qualifications, unless the CFPB is weakened. Republicans are essentially attempting to nullify a federal law via obstruction; Congress passed and President Obama signed a bill creating a CFPB, but the GOP is ensuring that it can’t function.

By weakening the CFPB, the GOP is doing the bidding of Wall Street’s biggest banks, which would have preferred that a regulator solely focused on consumer protection never come into being. Here are some facts and figures that Public Campaign pulled together on how much cash Wall Street has handed over to the 43 GOP’ers publicly obstructing Obama’s nominee:

10 wrenchwench  Tue, Feb 5, 2013 12:27:56pm
Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong’s public admission that he took performance-enhancing drugs will not change U.S. prosecutors’ decision to spare him of criminal charges, an attorney who oversaw the federal investigation said on Tuesday.

[…]

In February 2012, Birotte said his office had closed its investigation into possible crimes by Armstrong.

Speculation about charges began anew after Armstrong reversed his past doping denials in an interview with talk show host Oprah Winfrey. He told Winfrey he used performance-enhancing drugs and doping in cycling tournaments.

[…]

Tournaments?

11 Joanne  Tue, Feb 5, 2013 12:29:09pm

Congrats! That’s how Steve Benen got his gig with TRMS. She started showing his blog when he ran The Carpetbagger Report and then Washington Monthly.

You, too, could be a producer!

12 BongCrodny  Tue, Feb 5, 2013 12:29:26pm

re: #10 wrenchwench

Tournaments?

Of course.

The wheels tourn, don’t they?

13 wrenchwench  Tue, Feb 5, 2013 12:31:19pm

re: #12 BongCrodny

Of course.

The wheels tourn, don’t they?

Yes, and … bicycle…. Lance…. JOUSTING!!!

I could become a fan again!

14 Ghost of Tom Joad  Tue, Feb 5, 2013 12:34:25pm

re: #13 wrenchwench

Yes, and … bicycle…. Lance…. JOUSTING!!!

I could become a fan again!

That would be awesome. A professional sport based off the stupid shit we did as kids in strip-mall parking lots back in the day. Those long cardboard tubes things like antennae came in were awesome.

15 Mattand  Tue, Feb 5, 2013 12:38:41pm

It’s just not a Maddow thread without KT reminding everyone that Rachel is the exact political equivalent of Glenn Beck.

16 Sol Berdinowitz  Tue, Feb 5, 2013 12:39:31pm

re: #15 Mattand

It’s just not a Maddow thread without KT reminding everyone that Rachel is the exact political equivalent of Glenn Beck.

Yes, she is left-leaning. But unlike Glenn, she is reality-based.

17 Kragar (Antichrist )  Tue, Feb 5, 2013 12:42:30pm

re: #16 Sol Berdinowitz

Yes, she is left-leaning. But unlike Glenn, she is reality-based.

Did you see Glenn’s latest plan to replace 4th of July fireworks and BBQ with 30’ tall mechanical men with spotlights for heads and to have a live action battle between Edison and Tesla on stage?

18 Gus  Tue, Feb 5, 2013 12:43:12pm
19 HappyWarrior  Tue, Feb 5, 2013 12:44:38pm

re: #18 Gus

Ronald Reagan never got mad at anyone ever. Seriously, does Dim Jim just look for things to get outraged about? What a sorry little man.

20 Kragar (Antichrist )  Tue, Feb 5, 2013 12:44:39pm

re: #18 Gus

Such unbridled rage!

21 Targetpractice  Tue, Feb 5, 2013 12:44:40pm

CBO once again reveals the ugly truth that the “fiscal hawks” would rather leave buried:

Deficit Obsession Has Hurt The Recovery: CBO

Here’s the buried lede from the Congressional Budget Office, which on Tuesday released its Budget and Economic Outlook for the coming decade: D.C.’s deficit obsession has been quite effective at cutting deficits at the expense of the still-struggling economy.

“[E]conomic activity will expand slowly this year, with real GDP growing by just 1.4 percent,” according to CBO’s projections. “That slow growth reflects a combination of ongoing improvement in underlying economic factors and fiscal tightening that has already begun or is scheduled to occur-including the expiration of a 2 percentage-point cut in the Social Security payroll tax, an increase in tax rates on income above certain thresholds, and scheduled automatic reductions in federal spending. That subdued economic growth will limit businesses’ need to hire additional workers, thereby causing the unemployment rate to stay near 8 percent this year, CBO projects.”

In other words, intentional efforts to reduce annual deficits and stabilize the debt are working. But if you retrain your gaze from the government’s balance sheet to the real economy, you’ll see the impact of that austerity is fewer people working and slower growth. According to CBO, the recovery won’t really pick up steam until next year, and the economy won’t have recovered until the end of 2017, when it will reach its output potential, and unemployment will fall to 5.5 percent.

CBO notes that the U.S. hasn’t experienced six consecutive years with unemployment exceeding 7.5 percent in over 70 years.

The report does contain a thin silver lining for President Obama, who pledged in his 2008 campaign to halve the deficit in his first term.

“At an estimated $845 billion, the 2013 imbalance would be the first deficit in five years below $1 trillion; and at 5.3 percent of GDP, it would be only about half as large, relative to the size of the economy, as the deficit was in 2009,” if current laws don’t change, according to CBO.

However, this particular budget and economic forecast is highly uncertain, even in the short term. Looming fights over the sequester, government appropriations, and the debt limit could dramatically alter the fiscal outlook and thus the economic forecast, for the year and coming decade. Similarly, deficits will be higher than projected if Congress, as it routinely does, extends expiring tax credits and overrides a 25 percent cut to Medicare physician reimbursement rates before the end of the year.

22 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Tue, Feb 5, 2013 12:45:00pm

re: #14 Ghost of Tom Joad

A professional sport based off the stupid shit we did as kids in strip-mall parking lots back in the day.

Things that always started with the phrase, “hey, watch this!,” or “let’s see what would happen if…,” or “do you dare me?”

23 Gus  Tue, Feb 5, 2013 12:45:31pm

re: #20 Kragar

Such unbridled rage!

Yeah, that was some lashing!

24 Bulworth  Tue, Feb 5, 2013 12:47:17pm

re: #18 Gus

For those of us who suffer from a Twitter gulag at work, what happened?

25 Sionainn  Tue, Feb 5, 2013 12:48:17pm

re: #18 Gus

LOL! Obama “lashed out” at the cameraman. Hoft really is an idiot.

26 Lidane  Tue, Feb 5, 2013 12:49:08pm

re: #22 Our Precious Bodily Fluids

Things that always started with the phrase, “hey, watch this!,” or “let’s see what would happen if…,” or “do you dare me?”

YOLO! Hehe.

27 Gus  Tue, Feb 5, 2013 12:49:14pm

re: #24 Bulworth

For those of us who suffer from a Twitter gulag at work, what happened?

During a press conference about the sequester cuts the camera got pretty loud at one point and Obama said, “What’s up cameraman? Come on guys. You’re breaking my flow all the time.” Smiling during the time.

28 HappyWarrior  Tue, Feb 5, 2013 12:49:17pm

Of course, a Republican doing the same thing would be standing up to the “lamestream” media. Really shit happens.

29 Kragar (Antichrist )  Tue, Feb 5, 2013 12:49:26pm

re: #25 Sionainn

LOL! Obama “lashed out” at the cameraman. Hoft really is an idiot.

It was quite the “NO WIRE HANGERS” diatribe.

30 HappyWarrior  Tue, Feb 5, 2013 12:50:07pm

re: #27 Gus

During a press conference about the sequester cuts the camera got pretty loud at one point and Obama said, “What’s up cameraman? Come on guys. You’re breaking my flow all the time.” Smiling during the time.

How dare the president engage in casual ball-busting!

31 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Tue, Feb 5, 2013 12:52:59pm

re: #27 Gus

During a press conference about the sequester cuts the camera got pretty loud at one point and Obama said, “What’s up cameraman? Come on guys. You’re breaking my flow all the time.” Smiling during the time.

That was the version that The Liberal Media doctored and released to the public for propaganda purposes.

THIS is what he actually said. Warning, aggressive NSFW language.

32 Targetpractice  Tue, Feb 5, 2013 12:53:14pm

re: #28 HappyWarrior

Of course, a Republican doing the same thing would be standing up to the “lamestream” media. Really shit happens.

Nah, with a Republican, it would “It was a joke, you humorless liberals!!!”

33 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Feb 5, 2013 12:53:42pm

TWITTER HASHTAGS HAZ STOPPED WURKING!1!

ITZ A CONSPIRAZY!1!

34 Gus  Tue, Feb 5, 2013 12:55:12pm

Obama Lashes Out at Cameraman “You’re Breaking My Flow!” During Press Conference!!111ty

35 HappyWarrior  Tue, Feb 5, 2013 12:57:24pm

re: #34 Gus

Obama Lashes Out at Cameraman “You’re Breaking My Flow!” During Press Conference!!111ty

[Embedded content]

That’s a lash out? God Hoft, do you try to live up to your nickname?

36 Charles Johnson  Tue, Feb 5, 2013 12:59:29pm

re: #34 Gus

Comment at Dim Jim’s crazy hole:

Yep, further confirmation of why we s/h been willing to have picked our own cotton.

37 Ghost of Tom Joad  Tue, Feb 5, 2013 1:00:17pm

re: #22 Our Precious Bodily Fluids

Things that always started with the phrase, “hey, watch this!,” or “let’s see what would happen if…,” or “do you dare me?”

Heh, we always called those “famous last words.”

38 Kragar (Antichrist )  Tue, Feb 5, 2013 1:00:37pm

Texas Board of Education Chair Suggests Schools Teach ‘Another Side to the Theory of Evolution’

Barbara Cargill, whom Rick Perry picked to chair the State Board of Education, is upset that a curriculum used by several Texas schools called CSCOPE, which has been at the center of right-wing conspiracy theories, doesn’t teach students about alternative theories to evolution. As first reported by the Texas Freedom Network, Cargill said that publishers and CSCOPE should teach “another side to the theory of evolution.”

So, she supports teaching children that humanity is just the toxic residue left after the war between the Elder Things and the Star Spawn of Cthulhu?

39 HappyWarrior  Tue, Feb 5, 2013 1:02:28pm

re: #38 Kragar

Texas Board of Education Chair Suggests Schools Teach ‘Another Side to the Theory of Evolution’

So, she supports teaching children that humanity is just the toxic residue left after the war between the Elder Things and the Star Spawn of Cthulhu?

This isn’t just a member but someone Perry thought was smart enough chair the Texas Board of Education. Christ allfucking mighty.

40 lawhawk  Tue, Feb 5, 2013 1:03:33pm

re: #38 Kragar

No. It means we must teach that the origin of life here, began out there. Far across the universe. The lost tribes of Israel - it’s not here on Earth, but the colonies in deep space.

Teach the controversy!!! /

41 wrenchwench  Tue, Feb 5, 2013 1:04:46pm

re: #36 Charles Johnson

Comment at Dim Jim’s crazy hole:

Yep, further confirmation of why we s/h been willing to have picked our own cotton.

There’s still cotton out there! Get busy! Also: tomatoes, lettuce, strawberries, you name it! You pick it!

42 The Ghost of a Flea  Tue, Feb 5, 2013 1:05:06pm

re: #38 Kragar

Texas Board of Education Chair Suggests Schools Teach ‘Another Side to the Theory of Evolution’

So, she supports teaching children that humanity is just the toxic residue left after the war between the Elder Things and the Star Spawn of Cthulhu?

“The earth is the remains of chopped-up primordial superbeing” is a pretty popular theory. Ymir, Pan Ku, Tiamat, Purusha….

43 HappyWarrior  Tue, Feb 5, 2013 1:05:57pm

Species don’t adapt to their surroundings. They just pray and God gives them new traits because they preyed to him. Is that her “alternative?”

44 Bulworth  Tue, Feb 5, 2013 1:07:07pm

re: #38 Kragar

And the alternative theory to the Elder Things and Star Spawn.

/

45 BongCrodny  Tue, Feb 5, 2013 1:07:07pm

re: #39 HappyWarrior

This isn’t just a member but someone Perry thought was smart enough chair the Texas Board of Education. Christ allfucking mighty.

I don’t think “smart” had anything to do with it. More like “fellow soldier in the war against secular humanism.”

46 Sol Berdinowitz  Tue, Feb 5, 2013 1:07:10pm

They cannot openly call Obama a n***** so they come up with every other possible variant that calls attention to his race in a disparaging manner.

They cannot openly teach creationsism in public schools so they come up with every other possible variant to call attention to their belief that we were created by a giant guy in the sky in six days six thousand years ago.

They cannot overturn Roe v Wade so they just make it as impossible as possible for a woman to obtain a legal abortion.

They cannot win a presidential election so they try to disenfranchise as many voters and gerrymander as many districts as they can.

47 EPR-radar  Tue, Feb 5, 2013 1:07:28pm

re: #38 Kragar

Texas Board of Education Chair Suggests Schools Teach ‘Another Side to the Theory of Evolution’

So, she supports teaching children that humanity is just the toxic residue left after the war between the Elder Things and the Star Spawn of Cthulhu?

That can’t be right. I thought the Flying Spaghetti Monster yanked the world out from unmentionable regions of the Hideous Transcendent Pig.

48 Charles Johnson  Tue, Feb 5, 2013 1:07:37pm

Meanwhile in the previous thread, jackw33 has racked up a karma score of -106 in less than an hour from registering. That’s impressive.

I think I’ll let you guys keep this one for a while.

49 Kragar (Antichrist )  Tue, Feb 5, 2013 1:08:48pm

re: #44 Bulworth

And the alternative theory to the Elder Things and Star Spawn.

/

That we’re all rogue spawn of Abhoth?

51 HappyWarrior  Tue, Feb 5, 2013 1:12:03pm

re: #45 BongCrodny

I don’t think “smart” had anything to do with it. More like “fellow soldier in the war against secular humanism.”

Of course.

52 Kragar (Antichrist )  Tue, Feb 5, 2013 1:20:07pm

re: #50 Lidane

This seems appropriate:

Image: literate.jpg

Image: beware.jpg

53 Bulworth  Tue, Feb 5, 2013 1:22:12pm

re: #36 Charles Johnson

I’d never once considered there was a comment thread at that joint. Must give freerepublic and NRO a run for their money in derp.

54 aagcobb  Tue, Feb 5, 2013 1:24:22pm

Congratulations to the British House of Commons for legalizing marriage equality in England. Today is a good day.

55 EPR-radar  Tue, Feb 5, 2013 1:26:17pm

re: #52 Kragar

Obligatory Aquinas quote:

“The truth of our faith becomes a matter of ridicule among the infidels if any Catholic, not gifted with the necessary scientific learning, presents as dogma what scientific scrutiny shows to be false.”

Congratulations, creationist nutters. Your attitude is officially pre-medieval.

56 HappyWarrior  Tue, Feb 5, 2013 1:27:40pm

re: #54 aagcobb

Congratulations to the British House of Commons for legalizing marriage equality in England. Today is a good day.

Yes. Good for the Brits.

57 Kragar (Antichrist )  Tue, Feb 5, 2013 1:30:27pm

re: #55 EPR-radar

Obligatory Aquinas quote:

“The truth of our faith becomes a matter of ridicule among the infidels if any Catholic, not gifted with the necessary scientific learning, presents as dogma what scientific scrutiny shows to be false.”

Congratulations, creationist nutters. Your attitude is officially pre-medieval.

“Most men seem to live according to sense rather than reason.”
- Thomas Aquinas

58 William of Orange  Tue, Feb 5, 2013 1:35:15pm

Your daily feel good moment today.

Madeline takes the train for the first time.

Awww!!!

59 Big Steve  Tue, Feb 5, 2013 1:48:15pm
they edited the image to remove parts of the byline and moved the header down right next to the article headline. And notice those stray pixels around the LGF logo; a dead giveaway. This is no screenshot — it’s a fraud!

Well Charles…..if you hadn’t sold your gun these things wouldn’t happen.
/

60 Romantic Heretic  Tue, Feb 5, 2013 1:51:39pm

re: #17 Kragar

Did you see Glenn’s latest plan to replace 4th of July fireworks and BBQ with 30’ tall mechanical men with spotlights for heads and to have a live action battle between Edison and Tesla on stage?

Sounds like he’s been taking notes from video games.

61 Gus  Tue, Feb 5, 2013 1:52:52pm
62 Gus  Tue, Feb 5, 2013 1:53:38pm

re: #61 Gus

…it’s a Glock, blah, blah, blah…

63 HoosierHoops  Tue, Feb 5, 2013 2:06:06pm

I was the first one here to notice the shout-out on Maddow.
Kudo’s Charles!


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