And in other birther news, as the rotting corpse of Breitbart’s media empire continues on in the self-digestion phase, today some putrid cadaver gas leaked out into the body politic:
I hesitate to offer advice to the amateur vetting squad over at Breitbart.com, but here goes: If you have to start a piece with a disclaimer announcing that “Breitbart News is a site that has never advocated the narrative of ‘Birtherism,'” then you’re doing something wrong.
There is no getting out in front of birther allegations.
The latest installment of the self-serious and wildly incompetent Breitbart.com-led “vetting” of President Obama concerns a 1991 pamphlet published by Obama’s former literary agency that erroneously describes Obama as being “born in Kenya.” The Breitbartlings claim they’re not publishing this as bait for the unkillable birther conspiracy, but rather because… well, even they don’t seem too sure:
It is evidence–not of the President’s foreign origin, but that Barack Obama’s public persona has perhaps been presented differently at different times.
It’s actually evidence of the passive voice’s capacity for mischief. And while they might not consider this “evidence” of Obama’s “foreign origin,” all the birther troglodytes out there certainly do.
Like I said the other day, there is a significant segment of wingnuttia who really do think the reason McCain lost was not because of his lurching between positions like a lunatic, not because of the disaster of the Bush years, not because of the economic implosion brought on by Republican policies, and not because of his idiot Veep, but because they just didn’t go negative enough on Obama and because he was not vetted. It’s only going to get nuttier as hacks like the Breitbart stooges attempt to “vet” someone who has been in the job for four years.