It took the Huffington Post about 36 hours from when I discovered it to veer hard left into the fever swamps. Go read Jim Lampley and John Conyers forwarding the myth that the 2004 election was stolen in a Rove scheme. I have to say I am surprised- I didn’t think they would go moonbat left this early, and I thought it would be a more established lefty nut (like Garafalo) to lead the charge into tinfoil hat territory.
Lampley’s evidence- the sportsbooks were wrong:
People who have lived in the sports world as I have, bettors in particular, have a feel for what I am about to say about this: these people are extremely scientific in their assessments. These people understand which information to trust and which indicators to consult in determining where to place a dividing line to influence bets, and they are not in the business of being completely wrong. Oddsmakers consulted exit polling and knew what it meant and acknowledged in their oddsmaking at that moment that John Kerry was winning the election.
And he most certainly was, at least if the votes had been fairly and legally counted. What happened instead was the biggest crime in the history of the nation, and the collective media silence which has followed is the greatest fourth-estate failure ever on our soil.
John Conyers thanks Lampley for his courage:
On Huffington Post today, Jim Lampley brings the story back to its essential question: who are you going to believe — what the mainstream media tells you or your lying eyes? During the challenge, filmmaker Linda Byrket released a short film about Ohio that I sent to every Member of the Senate as they were deciding whether to support the Ohio challenge (it is a large file that you can download here).
In much the same way Ms. Byrket made the facts of this injustice accessible through film, Mr. Lampley’s post offers an accessible perspective I have never heard before. I highly recommend it and congratulate him for his courage. He is right — it is the biggest story of our lives.
And there you have the far left in a nutshell: smug, condescending, deceitful, paranoid, self-congratulating, in denial and divorced from reality, and wholly uncredible. Some choice the American system has- John Conyers or Pat Robertson. Isn’t there any way to marginalize stupid?
Somebody is a blog-reader!
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For the record, I don’t think it sucks at all. I actually like it and plan to keep it as adaily read. I am just surprised they delved that quickly into the conspiracy theories.
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BTW- They originally had the wrong picture up for Jim Lampley, which was amusing. It actually looked like a picture of Larry Merchant, if you can believe that…