Someone on Twitter asked me last night if I’d heard about what was happening in Minnesota with the poor. I didn’t, so they sent me a link to Crooks & Liars that talked about a law proposed there that would make it illegal for poor people to carry more than $20 cash!
(Note : It’s a total lie, but play along with my fake outrage for now.)
Look!!! Here’s some headlines. Wow!!!
Yeah, it is a total lie that you’d have to be an idiotic fool to believe, but then we’re talking about leftists. And remember, JournoListers said it was alright to lie in order to advance their leftist agenda, and even proposed some lies to spread.
And here’s what the first couple of paragraphs of the Crooks and Liars piece says…
First Susie Madrak writes…
And the article continues and there’s a ton of outraged comments, too – starting with Karoli, who I’ll talk about in a minute.
So that’s the claim. I sort of skimmed it and thought to myself “Sounds like a serious charge. “ Up until quite recently, I would have left it at that because Crooks and Liars was one of my go-to sites for information.
Now I think they might want to shorten their name to the more concise and appropriate Liars.
Ya think? Those of us on the right already knew Crooks and Liars was aptly named, since that is what they are. Except Lee Stranahan is just now learning about it, having had his eyes forcibly opened by the hate-filled left.
That’s a lot of left wing blogs from Marxist ones to ‘moderate left ones. One interesting thing is that they repeat the same story – like, literally cut and pasted. That’s what I would call ‘lockstep liberalism’ but it’s gone beyond that to mindless copycat liberalism.
Did anyone question the story at all or even read the law? Four pages, at the bottom – I found someone. A right winger who quotes the Bible and has a Hillary Clinton ‘Joker’ picture on his blog. The sort of fellow that liberals would call a right wing nutjob, if they were being kind.
Guess what? That’s the guy who had the story right. Hundreds of liberals get crazy about this story, with smugly violent comments about how stupid and evil the Republicans are…and a lone right winger absolutely nails the story. I present to you, The Catawissa Gazetteer., Tom Usher.
Stranahan had to go through four entire Google search pages to find the first story that reported accurately. All the leftist stories repeated the lies. It took till he found a conservative site before he found the story reported accurately. Go figure.
So I tweeted this info and got into a nice conversation or two about it. I wondered if Crooks & Liars would post a retraction or (more importantly) if their fans would ask for one, since the story was 1) blatantly misleading and 2) widely repeated. Nope.
In fact, the opposite. Karoli wrote a fast blog post about this called (ironically?) Because reading comprehension seems to be at a premium. I’ve know Karoli for a few years on Twitter. She’s nice if you agree with her.
Let’s break down how someone who is pretty widely respected in the left wing blogosphere will just blatantly fabricate something. I mean, lie in an easily provable fashion that should be embarrassing to an adult.
Karoli’s post is a lesson in total denial and misdirection. She’s clearly counting on her readers not to check her work, link a link or call her on her bullshit.
And of course Stranahan absolutely shreds Karoli’s intentionally partisan intentional lies. I seriously doubt the liberal Lee Stranahan will ever take a Crooks and Liars article all that seriously without doing major fact-checking again, nor will he take Karoli at her word, since she’s proven she is a hyper-partisan, hate-filled liar.
Only time will tell, but I suspect the more Stranahan learns about his side of the aisle, the more he’ll be led to make the switch to our side of the aisle. Do read the rest of his article and the comments added. It’s interesting, to say the least.
(EDIT: Added the Stranahan link I accidentally left off.)