Thursday, November 01, 2007

Wingnut Bottom-Feeders Play Telephone

From Ron Rosenbaum:

So I was down in DC this past weekend and happened to run into a well-connected media person, who told me flatly, unequivocally that “everyone knows” The LA Times was sitting on a story, all wrapped up and ready to go about what is a potentially devastating sexual scandal involving a leading Presidential candidate.
To Mickey Kaus (who, by the way, has provoked questions about his own escapades):
Do you ever sense there is some large mass of dark matter, an unseen Scandal Star, the gravitational pull of which is warping the coverage of what seems, on the surface, a pretty dull presidential race? I do....My vestigial [Ha! -ed.] Limbaugh gland tells me it must involve a Democrat, or else the Times would have found a reason to print it.
To some guy named Luke Ford:
I’m placing my money on the lesbian-Hillary angle.

If you examine the candidates connected by the gossip columnists to current sex scandals, Hillary leads the way with her Huma connection....My dialogue with my sources left me with no doubt Tuesday night that Hillary’s hit on women and that Huma Abedin is Hillary’s most likely source of romantic and sexual love.
To the ever-classy Atlas Juggs, with a post titled "Hillary's Lesbian Affair with Muslim Aide".

Tinker to Evers to Chance. See how, in ths space of a few hours, the wingnuts take a vague unsourced rumor (which, by the way, appears to be bullshit in the first place) and add their own grotesque obsessions: with Hitlery; with Homersexuals; with the Brown Islamonazi Menace. Years from now it will be accepted fact among the wingnuts that Hillary Clinton had a torrid lesbian affair with one of the 9/11 plotters--regardless of whether they succeed, now, in injecting this poison into the media mainstream.

Update: I had no idea who this Luke Ford clown is; happily, Tbogg commenter Lesley points to a Wikipedia entry on him. Turns out he's "the Matt Drudge of porn".