One more swing at the Markadelphia piñata before I call it a night. When I posted the compilation video of Obama's "I was for Single-Payer Universal Heath Care Before I Was Against It," Markadelphia accused me:
As to this video, wow...what happens when you watch this? Do you immediately think of it as gospel? Or do you question how it was edited and ask yourself if it is propaganda?But in a comment to my "Free Speech Permit" post, he linked to a story about how "Right-wing militias are on the rise."
It was reported in the mainstream media, thus it must be true!
Or was it (DUM-dum-DUM!) PROPAGANDA?!?!?
The website Sweetness & Light did a little background checking on the source of that "report," the Southern Poverty Law Center, and the author (sole author) Mark Potok, who also happens to be a Huffington Post contributor (no bias there!)
The evidence? Apparently Mr. Potok's own fever-dreams. S&L has been keeping tabs on Mr. Potok for quite a while.
But these fever-dreams fit the template, and thus must be accurate! (Just as the angry crowds at "Town Hall" meetings are "astroturf" but the bussed-in supporters with professionally printed signs being paid $10-15/hr for their work are "grassroots.")
No, Markadelphia, you don't get no respect. On a daily basis you prove you don't deserve it.