Looking back, I should have known that the Ashley Todd story was a hoax- I was given the biggest clue, and I just didn’t take it. I even wrote about it:
Anyone with video editing abilities, Hugh Hewitt was just on CNN around 5:15 EST on Wolf Blitzer’s show and spewed a steady stream of concentrated bullshit. It was breathtaking.
And what exactly was old Hugh rambling on about on CNN? This:
HEWITT: Well, the most important thing is to ignore the media, ignore likes your friends here at CNN and other networks that are trying to say that it’s over before it’s over. In fact, it’s not over. It’s very, very close. And I’d also urge him to focus some of the stories on what upsets a lot of people.
The big story of the afternoon, Wolf, is that a McCain campaign volunteer was assaulted in Pittsburgh — had the letter B carved in her cheek. Yesterday, Norm Coleman’s house in Minnesota was attacked. He was threatened. The FBI is investigating.
There’s a lot of extraordinarily disturbed people out there. They’re on both sides, but the big issue of the last two days has come from that side.
I think that John McCain has to speak to the judgment issue — who do you want in the Oval Office when a crisis breaks out — and to the 3,000 appointments that the president gets to make. Do you trust Barack Obama? Is he going to bring in people like Bill Ayers and Tony Rezko and Jeremiah Wright —
Right there in front of me- and I didn’t pick up on it. You would think that by now I would know that when Hewitt latches on to something, I would automatically realize it was a lie. But there he was, the right’s best and brightest, churning out out more choad for the masses, trying to bring it all together into a sort of wingnut nirvana: the crucial juncture between Ashley Todd, Tony Rezko, Bill Ayers, Jeremiah Wright, and Obama’s judgment.
Of course, Hugh then issued a lengthy apology yesterday for this attempt to smear Obama for the actions of some fictional bad guy. Or maybe not:
Hugh Hewitt- the modern embodiment of corrupt, venal, disgusting, and morally vacant Republicanism, a soulless vessel for the distribution of talking points. May he drown in a pool of his own shit on November 4th.
Figuratively, of course, because I don’t want to be accused of being a hater.