“This organization is so sinister that it doesn’t even exist!.. What else is [Hagel] hiding that hasn’t happened?… What are his ties to the Dead Poet’s Society? And why are they dead? Did they know too much about Benghazi?
“President Obama, you must withdraw Hagel’s nomination, or you will lose the support of every moderate Republican, another group that doesn’t exist!“
Meet Ben Shapiro, editor-at-large of Breitbart.com:
The Sacramento Bee is now reporting that Shapiro will be speaking at the California Republican Party convention. Karl Rove’s slot had to be moved due to a scheduling conflict, so Breitie Ben will be taking his place.
Yes that Ben Shapiro.
You can stop laughing– or crying– now.
As my friend and Twitter pal @Jazzcattrio (h/t for the link) tweeted me just now, “I guess his speech won’t be titled ‘Journalistic Integrity’.”
To refresh your memory, here’s a recap of the utter insanity and lies that pass for Republican politics these days, from Raw Story:
Breitbart.com editor Ben Shapiro wrote, “On Thursday, Senate sources told Breitbart News exclusively that they have been informed one of the reasons that President Barack Obama’s nominee for Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, has not turned over requested documents on his sources of foreign funding is that one of the names listed is a group purportedly called ‘Friends of Hamas.’”
When Shapiro called the White House for comment, they hung up on him, which he took as confirmation. Shapiro ran the story and tweeted the link out to his more than 40,000 Twitter followers, touching off a right-wing media avalanche.
Those wacky, zany smear mongers on the right just don’t know when to quit. They’ve become quite the laughingstock, yet persist in their nasty, delusional little ways. So now the GOP is anticipating Breitie Ben’s California convention antics with glee, blissfully unaware of the immense hole they’re continuing to dig for themselves.
If this is what they meant by reinventing the party, then by all means, please proceed.
Too amusing. Wikipedia got back to Byers and clarified that only “autoconfirmed users” can make changes in them now, not new sudden editors.
Tech President’s Micah Sifry, who introduced the idea that Wikipedia revisions could help predict Mitt Romney’s selection of a running mate, reports that Wikipedia has put a lock on the pages of the leading veep candidates following a segment on the topic by Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert.
The pages of Tim Pawlenty, Rob Portman, Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio, Bobby Jindal, Chris Christie and (following yesterday’s Drudge bump) David Petraeus have been locked after Colbert, citing a Fox News report about the jump in revisions to Sarah Palin’s page in 2008, encouraged viewers to “go on Wikipedia, and make as many edits as possible to your favorite VP contender.”
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