How the Left Invents Conservative Conspiracy Theories: Praying that Their Readers Don’t Click through to Read Andrew Breitbart’s Sites
Think Progress claims there’s a new conspiracy theory on the Right and it’s being pushed by Andrew Breitbart. What is it? That Osama bin Laden isn’t really dead:
Mere hours after President Obama announced the death of Osama bin Laden, supported by incontrovertible DNA evidence, the conspiracy theorists are hard at work. Andrew Breitbart, a prominent right-wing commentator with close ties to the Republican Party and the Tea Party, is pushing the theory on his website Big Peace.
On Breitbart’s website, J. Michael Walker, suggests Obama take a number of extraordinary steps so he can “make sure [Osama] is dead.” Pictures are apparently not enough. Walker asserts that he needs to be able to “walk right up to bin Laden’s corpse and view it.”
George Soros’ drone Judd Legum then quotes a single paragraph from Walker’s post at Big Peace. The problem is that when one clicks through and actually reads the piece it’s clear that Walker doesn’t question the fact that bin Laden is dead. The “extraordinary steps” that Walker is supposedly advocating are just hyperbole to stress the point that we need to take a strong rhetorical stance against Al Qaeda.
This is how Media Matters and ThinkProgress operate. It’s the Soros-Alinsky method. Quote your opponent, but not in full, and rely on stupid people’s laziness in not clicking through or not reading whole books.
By, the way, memo to ThinkProgress: “I Before E ‘cept after C” doesn’t apply with people’s last names. It’s Breitbart, not Brietbart. (ThinkProgress misspells it twice, once in the headline and again at the end of the post.)