Wingnuts aren’t even crafty in their deception anymore. And because of the internet, we can call bullshit on them in three seconds flat.
In Jonah Goldberg’s latest
screed column, he goes on and on about those damn liberals and how they were all worried to death about their free speech rights being taken away from Sir George of Bush after 9/11 (I have no recollection of this phenomena, by the way) and compares it to the free speech violations of the maker of the anti-Islam video that sparked outrage in the Middle East. Yes, really. Near the end of the propaganda piece column, we find this little nugget:
Our embassy in Egypt was widely seen to apologize for the video in a statement to protesters there. The administration bought television ads on Pakistani TV apologizing for the video and disassociating the U.S. from it. Obama spoke to the U.N. about the video, explaining that we can’t ban such things because of our Constitution. Still, the director was arrested. A picture of him being hauled off in handcuffs was splashed in newspapers around the world.
Oh my god! That damn Obama strikes again, right??!! Well, a three-second google search reveals that using the internet and creating false identities violated the terms of the “director’s” probation. Seriously, it took me less than three seconds to find a link, and here it is: cnn.com
Yet, this Fox News jerkweed uses the incident to reinforce in the mind of the wingnut (granted, it is a very, very small place) that the dastardly liberal, communist Kenyan usurper-in-chief is coming to take your free speech along with your Bible and your shotgun.