Dutifully passing on some fear-mongering propaganda he picked up from (where else?) Fox News by way of Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter, the legendary Dumbest Man on the Internet, Jim Hoft, yells:
US Lawmaker: Ten ISIS Fighters Have Been Apprehended Coming Across Southern Border (Video) | the Gateway Pundit
Hoft thought this was such BOMBSHELL BREAKING NEWS that he made it his “Featured Story.”
A video clip of Hunter making this claim:
Pretty scaaaary, right? Who knows, these 10 terrorists might even have been carrying little jars of Ebola, hidden in their beards!
Just one problem, though. It’s completely false.
I asked the Department of Homeland Security if Hunter’s comments were true. They weren’t.
“The suggestion that individuals who have ties to ISIL have been apprehended at the Southwest border is categorically false, and not supported by any credible intelligence or the facts on the ground,” said DHS spokesperson Marsha Catron. “DHS continues to have no credible intelligence to suggest terrorist organizations are actively plotting to cross the southwest border.”
I know, you’re probably as shocked as I am. Jim Hoft, Fox News and a Republican congressman all pushing a false story? No way! Yes way!
UPDATE at 10/8/14 11:17:32 am by Charles Johnson
Just a little over a month ago, Rep. Duncan Hunter dismissed ISIS as “A Bunch of Guys Wearing Pajamas,” and said they did not pose a direct threat to the US.
Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) on Tuesday said the terrorist group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) does not pose a direct threat to the U.S. homeland.
“ISIS in Iraq and Syria is not an existential threat to us. They’re not going to harm the United States,” Hunter, a Marine Corps veteran, told Fox News. “They’re bad guys, yes, but a bunch of guys wearing pajamas pushing up logs, they are not an existential threat to us like North Korea is, like Iran is, like Pakistan is.”