This episode of the Colbert Report is actually the comedy version of last week at LGF — Stephen Colbert covers several of the stories that appeared here, including Jim Hoft’s evil, destructive lies about a $50 million resort hotel for immigrant children.
Today I witnessed one of the most evil and dishonest right wing propaganda efforts I’ve ever seen, and that’s really saying something. The false story spread from Jim Hoft to Drudge Report to Fox News within hours, and now a Texas community has been robbed of a huge economic benefit (estimated at $50 million a year by Hidalgo County Commissioner A.C. Cuellar), and countless children have been abandoned and left without help, because of the sick, twisted right wing crusade against migrant children desperately trying to escape violence and poverty.
You’ll never see a more disgusting example of how right wing propaganda spreads, and harms people and communities.
I almost wish I hadn’t fled screaming from the right years ago, so I could do it again now.
Hang on to your tricorne hat and pantaloons, because it’s time for another EXCLUSIVE BREAKING BOMBSHELL word salad from the half-wit half-governor, brought to you by the crazed heirs of Andrew Breitbart: EXCLUSIVE—SARAH PALIN: ‘IT’S TIME TO IMPEACH’ PRESIDENT OBAMA.
President Obama’s rewarding of lawlessness, including his own, is the foundational problem here. It’s not going to get better, and in fact irreparable harm can be done in this lame-duck term as he continues to make up his own laws as he goes along, and, mark my words, will next meddle in the U.S. Court System with appointments that will forever change the basic interpretation of our Constitution’s role in protecting our rights.
It’s time to impeach; and on behalf of American workers and legal immigrants of all backgrounds, we should vehemently oppose any politician on the left or right who would hesitate in voting for articles of impeachment.
The many impeachable offenses of Barack Obama can no longer be ignored. If after all this he’s not impeachable, then no one is.
You said it, Sarah.
And take a wild guess what’s going on in the comment section.
Palin, it is a little late for impeachment. He needs to be arrested and placed in solitary confinement for the rest of his pathetic life.
MILITARY COUP FOR OBAMA AND CONGRESS
We loathe your gay existence, Soetoro
After the Communist Child-in-Chief is finished destroying as much of this nation as he can… We are going to need someone with true intelligence, good judgement, and who knows how to clean up behind messy children!
In Other Words… America Needs Sarah Palin as our Next President!!!
Only if “to impeach” means “to permanently separate the head from the body”.
Once he’s useless to them they will kill him and try to blame us!
It IS WAYYY PAST IMPEACHMENT TIME AND WAYYY MORE LIKE…. TREASON TRIAL! GFY BATHHOUSE BARRY!
Well I agree that the kenyan should be impeached. He should have been impeached a long time ago, but for the most glaring, obvious, elephant in the room, because he is not constitutionally eligible to be president in the first place. He’s a fraud, and his rightful place is prison.
The time for impeachment is LONG over due. This is more. This is worse. This is TREASON. The individual in the White House needs to be arrested, tried, convicted, and hung from the neck until dead when found guilty. He is evil. Stop him before he finds reason to declare martial law and turn this Republic into an Empire or Kingdom and remove all legal recourse. If we wait, I will see some of you in the internment camp on the way to the showers….
On and on it goes, more than 4000 comments like these boiling with hatred, racism and conspiracy theories. Also known as the Breitbart “News” business model.
The dumbest man in Congress has some advice for the GOP: Defund Anything That Obama ‘Cares Deeply About’.
Well, the Founders gave us the power of the purse. It’s going to take a lot of courage to stand up to the president and say, ‘We’re going to start defunding anything that you care deeply about that’s not important to the American people.’ We’re going to start defunding the Attorney General’s office. We’ve got a bill that would actually, and we’ve been pushing to get this into an appropriations package, it says anybody that’s in contempt of Congress can’t be paid their salary. We need to do that, we need to start eliminating money for any agency, including the White House, that is not following the law. And then you get their attention. That’s what the Founders anticipated.
And I know our speaker says, ‘Oh, gee, but we’re only one half of of one third.’ But we’re the most important half of the appropriations process, so if we don’t agree to an appropriation, it doesn’t happen. It’s time we took a stronger stand in that regard.
In his latest crazy rant, Louie “Terror Babies” Gohmert also warned that Central American families crossing the border are turning the US into a “third world country.”
Because Louie is the full right wing package of bad craziness.
Breitbart “News” Says Dark-Skinned Teen Actor Is “Obama Look-Alike,” Commenters Wish Death on the President
Breitbart “News” crack journalist Tony Lee has yet another BREAKING BOMBSHELL SCOOP today, a US Customs and Border Protection advertisement that features a dark-skinned Central American actor who “dies” trying to cross the border into the US.
What?! A dark-skinned actor? To the Breitbrats this can mean only one thing, because they do all look alike, don’t they? OBAMA LOOK-ALIKE DIES IN US BORDER PROTECTION COMMERCIAL AIMED AT MIGRANTS.
Of course, if you watch the video they posted you discover there really isn’t much of a resemblance at all; the actor is a teenager.
This absurdly stereotypical post gets the Breitbart audience all worked up, of course, because that’s what it was designed to do; they react by wishing death on the President.
On July 4th.
Be still my beating heart.
Fake? Damnnnnit quick toying with my emotions! I was happy at the news until I found out it was a commercial.
Obama is waging war on the traditional white-European American demographic. He is crushing them economically and he will further use the people from foreign countries to batter the citizen culturally and politically. His disdain for America is deep and he will do whatever he can to destroy her.
We all know what we’re wishing…
And they said there are no FEEL GOOD videos any more!
Obama the illegal alien. A cameo appearance!
We couldn;t be so lucky! I pray every day AF 1 goes down.
The only thing wrong with that video I that they used a look alike………
Speaking of diversions I wonder what the Muslims in the White House are planning while the country is being distracted by the illegals.
I don’t want to see him die like that…I want him to get cancer and a bad doctor…..
I have NEVER thought of this before and can’t believe I am about to say this. I think it’s time our country had Her first military coup.
As I write this, there are almost 800 comments in the thread, just dripping with hatred, overt racism, xenophobia and calls for revolution and military takeover. And lots of comments calling for the President’s death.
That’s what these kinds of posts are intended to provoke — it’s the Breitbart “News” business model.
In one of the sickest displays of right wing xenophobia I’ve seen in a long time, protesters turned out en masse in the California town of Murrieta today to wave flags, spew anger and hatred, chant “USA! USA!” and block buses containing hundreds of immigrant families from entering a Border Patrol processing center. Here’s the Desert Sun’s report: Protesters Block Bus at Murrieta Border Patrol.
So awful it’s hard to imagine.
But it gets worse. Because this is the graphic used by Fox News today to illustrate their report:
With an image of the Statue of Liberty, no less.
Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses, yearning to breath free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,
Send these, the homeless, tempest tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door.
It may be time to rewrite that inscription to reflect the new right wing reality.
To make things even weirder, Fox News blatantly stole their logo from the video game Bioshock Infinite, a game about a perverse right wing world where racists are in charge:
President Obama took no prisoners in his remarks today, blasting the Republican Party’s relentless obstructionism on immigration reform. Here you see a President who has no fucks left to give.
Speakers at a Heritage Foundation panel mocked a Muslim student who pointed out that Muslim Americans were not represented at the forum and stated that conservative rhetoric on Islam is often starkly negative.
Update: Brigitte Gabriel - Conspiracy Theorist
“America has been infiltrated on all levels by radicals who wish to harm America,” she said. “They have infiltrated us at the C.I.A., at the F.B.I., at the Pentagon, at the State Department. They are being radicalized in radical mosques in our cities and communities within the United States.”
Ms. Gabriel is only one voice in a growing circuit that includes counter-Islam speakers like Pamela Geller, Robert Spencer and Walid Shoebat. What distinguishes Ms. Gabriel from her counterparts is that she has built a national grass-roots organization in the last three years that has already engaged in dozens of battles over the place of Islam in the United States. ACT! for America claims 155,000 members in 500 chapters across the country. To build her organization, Ms. Gabriel has enlisted Mr. Rodgers, who had worked behind the scenes for the Christian Coalition’s leaders, Ralph Reed and the television evangelist Pat Robertson. (Ms. Gabriel herself was once an anchor for Mr. Robertson’s Christian television network in the Middle East).
Fox News loon Todd Starnes is one of those right wingers so deranged that all you can do is laugh when he pens one of these incredibly stupid “opinion” pieces: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to a Ham Sandwich.
Starnes is so consumed by his paranoid persecution fantasies, he can’t even go to the grocery store without encountering imaginary repression. I almost feel sorry for the guy; it must be miserable to be this obsessed.
I was about check out when I suddenly remembered that I needed some cheese.
So I made a beeline for the dairy aisle and that’s when I made a startling discovery. I brought my three-wheeled shopping cart to a screeching halt. I came face to face with a massive sign bearing giant letters.
It read: “HISPANIC CHEESE.”
I stared at the display for quite some time. I found myself drifting into an imaginary conversation with a store clerk…
“Do you need some help, sir?”
“Yes. Could you tell me where you keep the Caucasian cheese?”
“I’m sorry, sir but we don’t carry Caucasian cheese - although, we do have a rather nice selection of white cheddars.”
I was tempted to purchase some “Hispanic” cheese, but I feared retribution at the checkout counter. What if the clerk confronted me about trying to purchase a cheese that was contrary to my ethnicity?
Definitely the dumbest thing you’ll read this week.