WHOA! Gateway Pundit Lies Again!
Jim Hoft is well known as The Dumbest Man on the Internet, but he now has a partner who’s giving him real competition for the title, Andrew Marcus. In addition to being blindingly stupid, Marcus is an utterly shameless liar who never hesitates to twist facts around to suit his one agenda — attacking President Obama. And the right wing herd never fails to go for it.
Today Hoft’s idiot partner bleats: WHOA! Obama Halts Visa Applications From Israel | the Gateway Pundit.
WHOA! I mean, WHOA! That’s intense, dude!
No Jews Allowed
Democrats have a Jewish problem:
US Embassy in Tel Aviv Severely Restricts Visas for Israelis
Tourist visa process cancelled until further notice, embassy announces.
From the Obama State Dept:
“Due to the current security situation in Tel Aviv, U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv remains open but is operating at reduced staffing until further notice, and has canceled routine visa application processing and American Citizen services,” the statement says. “Emergencies involving an American citizen and visa applications will be considered on a case by case basis.”
Progressives are not 100% on Israel’s side.
How shocked would you be to discover that this rancid hyperbole is a complete distortion of the truth?
Here’s the US embassy’s full statement - they’re short-staffed due to the security situation and have temporarily suspended visa processing. And it’s very unlikely that President Obama had anything to do with this decision, of course.
Due to the current security situation in Tel Aviv, U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv remains open but is operating at reduced staffing until further notice, and has canceled routine visa application processing and American Citizen services. Emergencies involving an American citizen and visa applications will be considered on a case by case basis. If you had a scheduled visa appointment, you will receive an email informing you of the appointment cancellation, and another email with a new scheduled appointment. If the appointment is not convenient for you, you may reschedule your appointment through the scheduling system. You are not required to pay a new fee. We will update the website and our facebook on any developments. To ask for an emergency appointment, please email NIVTelAviv -at- state -dot- gov (for visas) or AMCTelAviv -at- state -dot- gov (for U.S. Citizens Services) and explain the nature of your emergency. We will respond to your email quickly with additional instructions.
And the pathetic Right Wing Unison Nitwit Chorus immediately jumps all over this bogus post, of course: