It’s been a day since our avatar of fact-checking and investigative ‘citizen journalism,’ Mr. Confederate Yankee, was fooled by a totally fake, made-up, and does-not-even-exist news service into publishing this.
It’s been about half a day since we pointed that out to him, both here and in a polite comment on his site — which he deleted, failing to make any correction at all to the story, and so on down the exact line of behaviors that he routinely and without irony accuses the ‘liberal MSM’ of doing when they print something that contradicts the unbiased reporting of Republican dupes, quasi-fascist Internet cranks, and screaming talk radio hosts.
Anyway, that was half a day ago, so it’s about time for another flaming catastrophe, chez Yankee. Let’s see what he’s gotten himself into this morning.
Don’t have any proof of rage-filled bigots at McCain-Palin speeches, even though you just know in your shriveled little heart that they have to be there?
Never fear. You can always just make it up.
The agent in charge of the Secret Service field office in Scranton said allegations that someone yelled “kill him” when presidential hopeful Barack Obama’s name was mentioned during Tuesday’s Sarah Palin rally are unfounded.
Unfortunately, many also know in their shriveled hearts that the notorious, original “kill him” incident, as reported by Dana Milbank in the Washington Post, happened on Monday, October 6, in Clearwater, Florida.*
Confederate Yankee must do what is right and resign the editorship of Confederate Yankee. We await his urgent reply, etc.
* Update for the purpose of clarification: There have been two distinct incidents in which a McCain/Palin supporter allegedly shouted “kill him,” allegedly in reference to Barack Obama.