This would be funny if it weren’t so pathetic.
The subtitle to the “article” reads: Sting video snags CNN’s advocate for grabbing guns”
So I’m sure your familiar with the, ahem, great citizen journalist James Okeefe. You know- the right wingnut (in)famous for his highly prtisan and, shall we say, selectively edited videos? The one arrested in Lousiana for apparently trying to tap the phones of a congresswoman? Whose own crew turned him into CNN for wanting to seduce a CNN reporter on hidden camera so he could discredit her? Whose crew comitted felonies in their “voter fraud” nonsense. And who himself infamously recorded himself trying to get Eric Holders ballot (but was smart enough to not take it and run away because it would have been a felony. Never mind that this supposed “evidence” of the scourge of voter fraud was meaningless as the votes never would have been counted because the signatures don’t match, and never mind the evidence that in person voter impersonation fraud barely exists). Yes, Okeefe who his (infamous) for his heavily edited ACORN videos where he claims to have talked with them as a pimp with his prostitute in tow- never mind that the video starts out with him in full pimp regalia- fur coats and a cane, yet he went to these meetings looking like a conservative banker. And heavily edited the snippets to paint a false reality.
Anyway- somehow Piers Morgan having a sign on his lawn that he uses a security company offering “Armed response” his somehow supposed to be damning of his broader support for gun control. This is in the same vein as the right-wing(nuts) who think Obama shouldn’t have armed secret service if he supports gun control. Never mind the distinction between trained people with guns vs general populace with guns. Nor the distinction between high profile people who are at highly increased targets of ingnuts (like Okeefe?) vs the general populace.
And somehow? his insane harrasment of a number of hollywood types trying to get them to sign a petition calling for not only the banning of all guns in hollywood movies but the editing of them out of all previous movies somehow means something?
mmSometimes I wish Obama was the evil socialist/communist/facist/islamic dictator these wing-nuts insist he his- so he could send THEM of to Guantanamo or have some good ole beheadings in the public square. Maybe some good ole tar and featherings or draw and quartering as in the days of our proud founding fathers…
The insanity and irrationality is reaching a fevered pitch. And I keep telling mysel- it’s just the internet. The whackos that scream the loudest get the most attention. And they are a far smaller minority then they seem. (but of course there is that recent poll showing over a quarter of americans believe Saddam Hussein was involved in the 9/11 atacks)
My country saddens me.
(and for a great piece on James O’keefe see his page at Rational Wiki )