DERPJim Hoft, the “GatewayPundit,” has long been known as the Internet’s Dumbest Wingnut. But lately he’s been competing for the title of Internet’s Most Dishonest Wingnut too.
Today the right wing religious fanatic is furiously trying to claim that the former public relations director of the San Diego Tea Party, Michael John Kobulnicky, who was recently arrested for kidnapping and rape, has no connection whatsoever to the Tea Party movement: Breaking: So-Called California Tea Party Spokesman/Rapist IS NOT TEA PARTY Member or Spokesman | the Gateway Pundit.
Hoft includes this image to make sure his readers get the point:
The So Cal Tax Revolt Coalition released this statement, via Lipstick Underground. Kobulnicky is not a member, spokesman or volunteer with the group. The whole story was made up by the media.
But you see, Kobulnicky never claimed to be a member of that group, and nobody in the media (or anyone else) ever made this claim either.
Michael Kobulnicky’s website, however, makes it pretty clear that he was the leader of a Tea Party group in San Diego:
Currently the Co-Organizer and Public Relations Representative for the San Diego Tea Party with over 1,200 members!
And at the website of the National Council of Americans, Inc., we discover that Kobulnicky was also deeply involved with many other Tea Party organizations, not just in San Diego, but on the national level:
Michael J. Kobulnicky, MBA
November 9, 2010 Speech 6PM Tri-City Tea Party Group
November 18, 2010 Speech 12PM CSU San Marcos College Republicans
December 2, 2010 Radio Interview 12PM US Tea Party Show Live usteapartyradio.com
December 6, 2010 Radio Interview 9:00PM The Rick Amato Show Live at: KCBQ 1170AM Radio !!!
December 7, 2010 Speech 12 PM Chula Vista/Bonita Republican Women Federated Group (See pictures)
December 9, 2010 Speech 7PM Orange County Oath Keepers of OC
January 17, 2011 Speech 11:30AM The Military Order of World Wars (MOWW-San Diego Chapter) at the Seven Seas Lodge (See pictures)
January 26, 2011 Speech 12 PM Del Mar Seacoast Republican Women Federated Group (See pictures)
January 28, 2011 Speech 12PM 405/605 Tea Party Patriots hosting multi-Tea Party Summit with 10 groups. First meeting. (See pictures)
February 9, 2011 Speech 7PM Poway: Liberty Tree Tea Party (See pictures)
February 20, 2011 Speech 5:30PM Tea Party US at Doubletree Golf Resort in Rancho Penasquitos
February 25-27, 2011 Tea Party Patriots Policy Summit at the Phoenix Convention Center. Mr. Kobulnicky will be meeting with the top leaders in the National Tea Party and networking with up to 5,000 top members! He and others will take part in policy briefings and discussions that will help write a new chapter in American history as Tea Party Patriots become as effective at shaping public policy as it was shaping the last election. The American Policy Summit will bring together leading experts, scholars and political heavyweights for a series of exciting presentations and discussions that focus on our core values and the Five Pathways to Liberty: education, legislation, judicial, culture and elections.
Does this mean that the Tea Party is promoting a “culture of rape?” No — no more than the Occupy Wall Street movement does.
But it’s important to note that Jim Hoft is simply lying about Kobulnicky’s connections to the Tea Party, in a pitifully lame attempt to divert attention back to his constant outrageous smearing of the Occupy movement.
A more accurate image for Hoft’s dishonest post might be:
Jim Hoft’s Idiotic Post of the Week: The ‘Occupy Rape’ That Wasn’t.