Whatever happened to Truth?


The right wing blogosphere is all atwitter today with the (Rupert Murdoch owned) tabloid newspaper the NY Post publishing excerpts from Edward Klein’s new book on Obama- claiming that Obama and his allies offered pastor Jeremiah White hush money.

And of course- someone said it- so it must be true. Yet Klein presents no evidence to back his claims. And has a long and sordid history…

So let’s see..Klein,,,who previously said that Hilary Clinton was a lesbian who fathered Chelsea after being raped by Bill.

Klein, whose last (self published) book presents Obama as a muslim manchurian candidate.

Klein, whose new book is published by extremist right wing publishery Regnery… He has claimed that the subject being negative towards Obama made finding a mainstream publisher impossible- yet multiple books harshly critical of Obama have set off bidding wars with mainstream publishers.

Klein, who was behind the claims that Clinton had described Obama as an amatuer- a claim they deny.

In 2010 he published claims in the huffington post regarding Obama and Israeli PM Netenyahu that were proven false.

Numerous major conservative press people have denounced Klein over the past few years for tabloid journalism and willfully and knowingly promoting falsehoods.

And of course- the screams from the right that the mainstream media, by not covering these groundbreaking facts, are covering things up…part of a conspiracy…

Or maybe they simply still have a respect for journalism. For due diligence. For fact checking. (Of course Fox, another Murdoch tentacle unconcerned by ethics or minor matters such as facts) is gleefully reporting it…

 

I am not sure what is more concerning- that so many people are willing to believe whatever fits their pre-existing views, regardless of lack of facts or evidence. or that so many are willing to tread into these murky waters publishing things without any substantiation.

I’ll be the first to admit- I have no evidence either way in the matter. But to go down this road- without providing any evidence whatsoever…

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About drugsandotherthings

I am a criminal. Because I have used cannabis and psychedelics extensively. I have tried many other drugs, but never cared for the uppers, downers, or dissociatives. I love craft beer, and absinthe, but don't care much for alcohols effects- which quite frankly, are boring and dangerous. Science is my religion. I am in my 40's, and have travelled extensively. And often forced myself outside of my confort zone. I am employed, a respected member of my communtiy, an animal lover, an environmentalist, a political junkie, and the realities I have experienced continue to push me further to the left of the political spectrum.
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