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Little Green Footballs: Week in Review

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Here’s a look back over this week’s numerous fake scandals and right wing wild goose chases — and this is not an exhaustive list by any means:

Whoa! Obama’s Twitter Account Includes a ‘Fallen Eagle’

Heritage Immigration Study Co-Author: ‘I Do Not Apologize’

National Review Defends White Nationalist-Linked Heritage Immigration Expert

Pat Buchanan Calls for ‘Southern Strategy’ Against Latinos, Immigrants

White House Email Contradicts Weekly Standard/ABC Benghazi Leaks

WaPo Fact-Checker Says Obama ‘Got Away With’ Stating a Fact

Republicans Oddly Silent Over DOJ Raid on AP Records

Stephen Colbert on the Heritage Foundation Immigration Study

Pickering and Mullen Don’t Trust Darrell Issa - and They Shouldn’t

GOHMERT!

Glenn Beck’s Crazy Crypto-Racist Rant of the Day: Whites Lynched by KKK Would Be Tea Partiers Today

CBS Evening News: Republican Sources Caught Doctoring Emails

Umbrellagate! Daily Caller Cooks Up Another Stupid Scandal, Commenters Spew Vile Racism

Colbert Report: Why Does Eric Holder Hate Louie Gohmert’s Asparagus?

Glenn Beck: AP and IRS Scandals Are Just Cover-Ups for the Benghazi Cover-Up

ABC’s Jonathan Karl: Yes, the Story Was False but It ‘Entirely Stands’

ABC’s Jon Karl Posts to Twitter, Still Refuses to Retract False Story

Drudge Report Falsely Attributes Quote to President Obama: ‘I’m a Black Man’

Drudge Report Falsely Attributes Quote to President Obama: “I’m a Black Man”

These people are sick in the head
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And now, Drudge Report is getting into the false quotation game.

This morning, President Obama gave the commencement speech at Morehouse College, a historically African-American university; it was an inspiring speech calling on members of the African-American community to be good role models and strive to do what’s right.

So naturally, the right wing media are completely losing their shit again. This is Drudge’s take on it, and notice that he went frame by frame through the video until he found what he obviously thought was the most unflattering image possible:

Here’s a transcript of the prepared speech — the words “I’m a black man,” which Drudge put in quotation marks, do not appear in the speech. The link for Drudge’s headline goes to a Washington Post article, and the words “I’m a black man” do not appear in that article either. Drudge simply made it up.

Pure-D race-baiting dishonesty from the right wing. In other words, business as usual.

UPDATE at 5/19/13 6:10:13 pm

Breitbart hack Matthew Boyle is fake outraged:

ABC’s Jon Karl Posts to Twitter, Still Refuses to Retract False Story

The hole’s getting deeper
Media • Views: 20,908

Posted a little while ago on Twitter by ABC News’s Jonathan Karl:

The facts are:

  • Karl stated in no uncertain terms that he had “obtained” the emails. This was FALSE.
  • Karl’s story also claimed that ABC News had “reviewed” the emails. This was FALSE.
  • Karl’s story put the made-up email in quotation marks, when it was NOT A QUOTE.

Jonathan Karl clearly does not intend to retract his story, even though he lied outright about the circumstances and passed on false information from a Republican source. And just as clearly, he does not intend to reveal who gave him this false information.

It’s impossible to see this as anything other than a complete lack of journalistic ethics. Not to mention simple decency. What a disgrace.

ABC’s Jonathan Karl: Yes, the Story Was False but It “Entirely Stands”

WTF?
Media • Views: 22,254

If you’ve been following the story of the Benghazi “talking points” emails, you know that it’s now been confirmed beyond any doubt that Republican sources fed false information to the media, especially to ABC News’s Jonathan Karl. Karl claimed that he had “obtained” these emails, and we now know that this was completely untrue — he was quoting the words of his anonymous source, who lied to him. He did not “obtain” or even see the actual email in question.

The ethical thing to do at this point would be to correct and retract the story, and reveal the name of his dishonest source. But that’s not the path Karl is choosing:

On the Sunday, May 19 edition of CNN’s Reliable Sources, host Howard Kurtz read a statement from Jonathan Karl, chief White House Correspondent for ABC News in response to his reporting on altered emails related to the Sunday talk show talking points following the attacks on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya in September 2012. Karl now expresses regret about his original reporting on May 10th on the Benghazi emails. The statement reads:

“Clearly, I regret the email was quoted incorrectly and I regret that it’s become a distraction from the story, which still entirely stands. I should have been clearer about the attribution. We updated our story immediately.”

-Jonathan Karl, ABC News Chief White House Correspondent

Amazing. ABC News should be ashamed of this kind of egotistical ass-covering. Their credibility is at stake, and they’re letting their anonymous right wing sources get away with lying to them.

Via: ABC News’ Jonathan Karl Addresses Criticism on Reporting of the Benghazi Talking Points Controversy - CNN Press Room Blogs

Also see:
Jon Karl got played by a confidential source and now ABC News has a big Benghazi problem » Pressthink
What do Jonathan Karl and James O’Keefe have in common?

Watch the Biggest Explosion Ever Seen on the Moon

Visible to the naked eye
Science • Views: 20,529

NASA scientists recorded the biggest explosion from a meteorite impact seen on the moon in eight years of monitoring.

The lunar burst was caused by a 40-kilogram boulder-sized rock slamming into the surface at about 90,000 kph. It generated a flash 10 times brighter than anything seen before, which came from the thermal glow of molten rock at the point of impact.

More: Watch the Biggest Explosion Ever Seen on the Moon

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And all the rest of whom for which to whensoever of partially indeterminate bio-chemical degredation. Seek the path to the sudsy yellow nozzle of their foaming nocturnal parametric digital whole-wheat inter-faith geo-thermal terpsichorean ejectamenta. -- From board tape at Zappa concert, outdoors, at Blossom Music Center, Akron, Ohio, summer 1984. This quote was in the middle of a spoken section of "The Mud Club" in which a dude walks into the club with a blue Mohawk and proceeds to "work the floor, work the wall, work the monitor system. . . ." The band was having monitor feedback problems at the Blossom concert, and there are numerous references to P.A. equipment throughout this ramble. Other than that, the quote is meaningless, I guess. But great imagery!