Most Embarrassing Failures Of The Year By Conservative Websites
Media Matters finalizes their collection of the worst ten Conservative Blogger Blunders for 2010 which details the insidious hijinks and credulity of bloggers like Jim Hoft, Pam Geller, Jammie Wearing Fool, etc. etc. Here is just one of them:
Oftentimes, conservative websites’ eagerness to get confirmation from international leaders that Obama is, in fact, the Worst President Ever Ever ™ can get them into hot water.
In April, numerous conservative blogs, including Fox Nation, NewsBusters, Atlas Shrugs, Jammie Wearing Fool (who later pulled his post without explanation) and, as always, Jim Hoft, picked up an absurdly sketchy report “circulating the Kremlin” that French President Nicolas Sarkozy had called Obama “insane.”
They all sourced a website called the European Union Times, which I suppose sounds vaguely credible, but, based on the content at the site, a more apt name might be the Protocols of the Elders of Zion Weekly.
As we quickly learned — thanks to an assist from The Village Voice’s Roy Edroso — the European Union Times’ site is not only openly anti-Semitic, but, according to the SPLC, “is registered to the wife of a racist skinhead gang member who was involved in a bizarre stabbing incident” in November 2009.
The site is filled with red flags that would lead any responsible person to question using it as a source (perhaps least of which is the fact that it was apparently infested with spyware).
As we documented, in 2009 the EU Times reprinted a story by Ynetnews that was headlined “Anti-Semitism makes it to China?” and discussed a “bestselling book in China” that blames Jewish people for the global financial crisis. The EU Times changed that headline to “China finally Learns the Truth about the Jews.” They attached to it this charming image
I really recommend that you read the whole thing here