I’ve often joked with colleagues that our lives would have been much simpler had we been conservatives. Pretty much all of the conservative websites I’ve visited are filled with nothing more than radical right-wing conspiracies that any fool can make up. It’s sad because sites such as Drudge, WorldNetDaily and Breitbart are followed collectively by millions of conservatives. These are “legit” websites that millions of conservative Americans go to for “information.”
Well, in an article that even surprised me (which is saying something considering the source), the crackerjack team of top-flight journalists over at Breitbart.com have apparently stumbled upon a giant liberal conspiracy theory that rivals the grassy knoll at Dealey Plaza and aliens landing at Roswell.
By now I’m sure most of you have heard about the man who accused President Obama of being a Muslim during one of Donald Trump’s presidential events. While the comment itself wasn’t anything particularly noteworthy, the fact that Trump refused to correct the gentleman was.
Naturally, conspiracy theories began to fly around the Internet that he was actually a liberal plant. That makes absolutely no sense considering:
- If Trump had corrected his ignorance, it would have reflected positively upon the current GOP presidential frontrunner.
- Even if he were a “liberal plant,” the story wasn’t about what the man said – but that Trump refused to correct him.
Now in an “exclusive” (at least that’s what Breitbart reporter Patrick Howley is calling this nonsense), Breitbart is claiming that a gentleman featured in a photo from a tea party rally who’s been the focal point of many liberal memes, is the same man who accused the president of being a Muslim at Trump’s event.
Here’s the photo, I’m sure you’ve all seen it at some point:
Howley’s article on Breitbart states:
The man, whom some suspect to have been a liberal or Democratic plant in Trump’s audience, was featured in a meme in the spring of 2013.
Again, I’m not sure what supposedly being a “liberal plant” has to do with the fact that Trump did not correct his false accusation that President Obama is a Muslim.
The article later goes on to say:
We know now that the left-wing media and activists were aware of this man more than two years before last week’s Trump rally, where he stated that President Obama was a Muslim and sparked mainstream-media controversy. Trump was criticized for not repudiating the man for his comments.
Wait, the left-wing media and activists were “aware” of the man in the above image more than two years ago? Uh, not quite. It’s an image that’s been all over the Internet that’s made for good fodder for mocking conservatives. As far as I know, this is just some random tea party clown holding a sign similar to many of the ones I’ve seen at various conservative events.
Could he be someone masquerading as a conservative to mock the idiocy of Republicans? Possibly. But the fact that liberal blogs have used this image in various articles or memes doesn’t mean that any of these liberal blogs (including us) know who he is. To even suggest that isn’t just ignorant – it’s completely asinine.
But that’s essentially the “exclusive” Breitbart claimed to have had concerning this gentleman from the Trump event; that because liberal websites have used the above image on various blogs or memes, and they claim the man in that image is the same one who accused the president of being a Muslim at Trump’s event, this is all linked to some anti-Trump liberal conspiracy.
If that doesn’t make any sense to you, it shouldn’t – because it doesn’t.
This is a great example of the “quality” of information often produced by the right-wing media. An “exclusive liberal conspiracy” about the left’s attempt to slander Trump, that isn’t based on logic, facts or even common sense – but Internet memes.