Right-wing blogosphere aflame with wacky theories regarding incident near U.S. Capitol

At this writing, no one knows for sure if there was any political agenda involved in the violence this afternoon near the U.S. Capitol. But here’s some speculation I’ve gleaned from comments on far-right websites (with original spellings and punctuation): “I think it was a liberal . . . maybe the same one who went after the Republican Congressman. What’s interesting is that the suspects ALWAYS conveniently die . . . because if they didn’t, they couldn’t carry out all these false flag events as well as they...

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Here’s a big roundup of reactions to the Zimmerman verdict in the right-wing blogosphere

Nobody mocks the right-wing blogosphere with the same delicious snarkiness that the inimitable Roy Edroso brings to the task. Edroso’s SURVEY of wingnut reactions to the jury verdict in the George Zimmerman case includes scores of links (the reading of which could take up much of your afternoon) and a few paragraphs of overview, such as these: There has been a slew of commentary on the verdict, some of it actually thoughtful and conciliatory. Needless to say, this does not apply to that of most of our rightblogger friends, who have from...

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Right-wingers fall for bogus report that Saudis warned America in writing about elder Tsarnaev brother

Charles Johnson has the STORY: Every single right wing blogger on the Innernets is freaking out today. Yes, again. Would you believe they’re all falling for yet another unsourced story from UK tabloid The Daily Mail, claiming that Saudi Arabia sent a letter warning about the elder Tsarnaev brother in 2012? Universally falling for it, despite the fact that the Daily Fail’s coverage of the Boston bombings has been absolutely horrible, and ridiculously full of falsehoods? Well, of course they are! Because they see it as an opportunity to attack...

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Raving kooks of the political right wildly distort Obama’s simple statement of fact

Charles Johnson NAILS IT: The deranged right wing blogosphere is at it again, going bat[bleep] crazy over a completely uncontroversial statement by President Obama. Speaking in Denver, the President made the following statement about gun control, pointing out that the US government is prevented from confiscating guns by our Constitution… “You hear some of these quotes: ‘I need a gun to protect myself from the government.’ ‘We can’t do background checks because the government is going to come take my guns away,’ Obama said. “Well, the...

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Time for another tour of the right-wing blogosphere

As usual, our tour guide is the incomparable Roy Edroso. This time, for your convenience, our excerpt from Roy’s Village Voice column includes his links to nutty stuff from the wingnut netherworld: Last week the Supreme Court heard a couple of gay marriage cases and, with so many politicians and even some conservatives running to grab the rainbow flag, it seemed as if a corner on the contentious issue had been turned. How went the rightbloggers? Most continued to — paraphrasing Buckley — stand athwart history, crying...

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