Today’s Obama Smear Attempt — See Update

Here’s one of the ways the right’s smear machine works. Far-right blogs post something. Then a site higher up their food chain picks it up, like NewsMax, CNSNews, WorldNetDaily or Politico. Then the Drudge Report or Moon’s Washington Times gets it from there and spreads the story further. Somewhere in there Rush Limbaugh or Sean Hannity talks about it on the air. Finally the corporate media picks it up and uses the excuse that “the story is circulating.”
Here’s an example today. “Someone” posted an anti-semitic comment at the Obama blog. (See if you can guess who posted a comment that a right-wing blog knew about a few minutes later.) A few minutes later the hate site Little Green Footballs wrote a post saying that the Obama blog says so-and-so. (If you don’t know about this site, spend a few minutes there and you’ll get the picture. No, it is not a parody of right-wing nuttiness.) Then dozens of far-right-wing sites quickly echoed the “story.” It rapidly turns into a great big right-wing hissy fit.
Soon the right’s Politico has picked it up. (Which shows they’re spending time reading hate sites.) And then Rush Limbaugh talked about it on his show.
You see, someone (guess who) leaving a comment at the Obama site proves that Obama is anti-semitic. You’ll be hearing about it from every direction very soon.
Here is what Politico wrote:

Little Green Footballs finds some eyebrow-raisin stuff on Obama’s site with the search term “Jewish Lobby.” Of course, it’s not fair to hold Obama responsible for the occasional crazy post. But it seems reasonable to try to characterize the community, something I haven’t seen done, and it’s interesting to see what gets taken down and what doesn’t — inevitably a community and moderator choice.

So bloggers – watch out. Right-wingers are posting vile comments at blogs, and then claiming that blog’s readers are saying vile things.
Update – Little Green Footballs is sending people over here to saturate us with nasty comments. This one is an example of what to expect from that site (And I do have the IP address proving who it came from): “It’s pretty obvious that Davey is so blind queer for ‘the boy with the
pickaninny dick’ that he is willing to tell any lie necessary ‘for the
cause’…even if it’s laughably false on its face…maybe he’s bucking to
be Barky’s personal bitch faggot….if so,he’s doing a good job of it”

183 thoughts on “Today’s Obama Smear Attempt — See Update

  1. “Barky the coon,
    checked into his room,
    only to find Mohammed’s bible.
    Mohammed checked out,
    and left it no doubt,
    to help with good Barky’s revival”.

  2. It’s pretty obvious that Davey is so blind queer for ‘the boy with the pickaninny dick’ that he is willing to tell any lie necessary ‘for the cause’…even if it’s laughably false on its face…maybe he’s bucking to be Barky’s personal bitch faggot….if so,he’s doing a good job of it
    Posted by: Robbins Mitchell at June 11, 2008 3:36 AM
    ———————————————
    Sounds like a moby to me….and not a very good one either.

  3. Leaping lizards.
    They are photo shopping a picture of Michelle wearing one of those scary terrorist scarves.
    They do hate the Obamas over there.

  4. No need for evidence here… must be true. Here’s a theory… The Progressive Left “IS” anti-Semitic and they hate America for siding with Israel. If thy Left Wing offends thee…

  5. Update – Little Green Footballs is sending people over here to saturate us with nasty comments. This one is an example of what to expect from that site (And I do have the IP address proving who it came from): “It’s pretty obvious that Davey is so blind queer for ‘the boy with the pickaninny dick’ that he is willing to tell any lie necessary ‘for the cause’…even if it’s laughably false on its face…maybe he’s bucking to be Barky’s personal bitch faggot….if so,he’s doing a good job of it”
    It seems “someone” (guess who) posted a homophobic comment on the Seeing the Forest blog. A few minutes later the hate site Seeing the Forest updated the post to say that a commenter from LGF says so-and-so.
    So commenters – watch out. Left-wingers are posting vile comments at their own blogs, and then claiming that blog’s commenters are saying vile things.
    Wow. Accusing someone of something with no evidence in an attempt to deflect the original criticism is easier (and more fun) than I thought it would be.

  6. Update – Little Green Footballs is sending people over here to saturate us with nasty comments. This one is an example of what to expect from that site (And I do have the IP address proving who it came from): “It’s pretty obvious that Davey is so blind queer for ‘the boy with the pickaninny dick’ that he is willing to tell any lie necessary ‘for the cause’…even if it’s laughably false on its face…maybe he’s bucking to be Barky’s personal bitch faggot….if so,he’s doing a good job of it”
    ————————————————-
    I have never seen a comment even remotely close to that one at Little Green Footballs and I’ve been posting there since 2003.
    And, if a comment such as that were posted at LGF it would be reported by the other commentors, deleted and the person who posted it would be banned.
    Robbins Mitchell appears to me to be a moby or sockpuppet….His style is more suited to HuffPo or ThinkProgress, where the threads are laced with this sort of childish profanity.

  7. That comment would be banned in an instant at LGF for both language and content. I do not believe for a second that is someone registered with LGF.It has all the elements of lib hate speech, inclusive of the overboard platitudes libs attribute to others.

  8. And Dave- I love how you ignore the nasty comments being flung here by LGF haters at Charles Johnson but you get all bent out of shape at one tossed at you. Personally- I condemn both. Will you join me?

  9. LGFers are consistently hard on people who make gay slurs. This is almost certainly a moby post, so the IP is a non-issue.

  10. Um… G-O-N-G!
    Rightwingers planting hate speech on leftwinger blogs?
    When will you leftwing moonbats learn that desperation is a stinky cologne?

  11. And Dave- I love how you ignore the nasty comments being flung here by LGF haters at Charles Johnson but you get all bent out of shape at one tossed at you. Personally- I condemn both. Will you join me?

    I don’t speak for Dave Johnson, but I’m willing to offer you a deal: you stop telling lies about us and we’ll stop telling the truth about you.
    Fair enough?

  12. Sura:
    Thanks for your kind offer. When will you, Dave Johnson, or anyone else please proffer some evidence backing up the claims that started this little tempest?
    Please note: your feeble little retorts are not argument for your position; rather they serve to further demonstrate that your premise is invalid and your reasoning juvenile. Grow up.

  13. Sura said: I don’t speak for Dave Johnson, but I’m willing to offer you a deal: you stop telling lies about us and we’ll stop telling the truth about you.
    Funny – from the original post through all the comments here, it seems the exact opposite has happened. You should seek the help of a mental health professional.

  14. “It’s pretty obvious that Davey is so blind queer for ‘the boy with the
    pickaninny dick’ that he is willing to tell any lie necessary ‘for the
    cause’…even if it’s laughably false on its face…maybe he’s bucking to
    be Barky’s personal bitch faggot….if so,he’s doing a good job of it”
    Yea Davey way to post those yourself and now trying to attribute it to LGF commenters. Proof? I don’t need any I’m living in La La liberal land with you, where anything bad said is a plant by the enemy.

  15. Just checked the LGF archives and no Robbins Mitchell. That son of a bitch would be banned in an instant for that racist filth.

  16. Obama Campaign Setting Up Rapid-Reponse Team To Combat Viral Internet Smears

    As Silent Patriot said,

    This is very encouraging news, despite the fact that it’s sad that it’s even necessary.

    This thread is a perfect demonstration of why this is unfortunately necessary. They can’t win the argument so they attack the person, making it up as they go along. The right-wing attack dogs here could not have proven Dave Johnson’s point any better if he had provided IP addresses.
    I have a right-wing buddy that feeds me these email fictions all the time (they always are written in a folksy, man-on-the-street way to mask their true origins), so don’t try to act like faking hate comments on a reality-based site is some sort of stretch from these blatant email deceptions. It’s the way these extremists roll.

  17. wow….have you heard the expression “sh*t house rat crazy”?
    if the expression fits…you should wear it……..

  18. rollotomasi said: This thread is a perfect demonstration of why this is unfortunately necessary. They can’t win the argument so they attack the person, making it up as they go along. The right-wing attack dogs here could not have proven Dave Johnson’s point any better if he had provided IP addresses.
    Just as Sura did, you are making statements based on the exact opposite of what has happened. Dave himself found that he could not win the argument (specifically, why anti-semetic comments were allowed to remain on an Obama blog), so instead he attacked the person (Charles and his readers), making it up as he went (no evidence at all to back his claim).
    I heard someone claim recently “if you want to know what liberals are doing, watch what they accuse the other side of doing and you’ll know.” I don’t think I’ve seen a better, more concise example of that than what’s on this page.

  19. Billy, The more you all respond, the more you prove Dave’s point. I see the tactic now from McCain on down when responding to any criticism is to echo the criticism and just switch the name (from right-wing to reality-based). Clever. I guess when you run out of the talking points handed down to you, there’s not much left.
    Bigotry and class division have been the foundation of the right-wing movement over the last thirty years, and you are only fooling yourself if you cannot or choose not to see it. It is not coincidental there was more bigotry raised on this thread than probably in the last two years combined at this site when the right-wingers showed up. That is what you are about, and no amount of projection of your biases onto others will change that.

  20. The more you all respond, the more you prove Dave’s point. I see the tactic now from McCain on down when responding to any criticism is to echo the criticism and just switch the name (from right-wing to reality-based).
    Simply amazing. This whole thing began with comments found on an Obama blog. Rather than condemn them or address the criticism of them, Dave accused LGF folks of planting the comments themselves – something he made up. When he is roundly criticized (as he should have been) and asked to provide evidence, rather than responding to that criticism, the finger is pointed back again at the right-wing attack machine, and Dave is simply a victim.
    How do people make up accusations with no factual support, and then claim to be the “reality-based” community?

  21. Thirty years of the right-wing making political hay on wedge issues based on race/religion/sexual orientation and expressions of hatred and hostility on a level unprecedented in these parts is enough factual support and reality for me. Even today, Obama has to put up a website to counteract your smears, many of which I had already seen in the emails I talked about earlier in the thread. Nothing else to prove.
    We’ve already established you won’t acknowledge any of this, so you can type until you are blue in the face; it only further supports Dave’s point. Just because you want to turn your head from the inconvenient facts presented here doesn’t mean they don’t exist. I understand that you were told to come over here and attack where – like an obedient dog – that’s what you did, and really don’t care if you choose to bury your head in the sand. Build that wall of fear and ignorance as high as you like. In fact, I would be quite surprised if you reacted insightfully rather than belligerently.

  22. Thirty years of the right-wing making political hay on wedge issues based on race/religion/sexual orientation and expressions of hatred and hostility on a level unprecedented in these parts is enough factual support and reality for me.
    The logic here (and in Dave’s original post) seems to be:
    1. Conservatives are mean.
    2. The comments on the Obama blog were mean.
    3. Therefore, conservatives must have made them. No proof required.
    We’ve already established you won’t acknowledge any of this, so you can type until you are blue in the face; it only further supports Dave’s point.
    I’m happy to acknowledge, explain and be accountable for my own behavior and actions. Dave should be grown up enough to do the same.
    Dave’s (and yours as well) inability or unwillingness to acknowledge the dishonesty of his original post (or to support the claims with actual facts) further supports the point of everyone else who arrived here.
    Dave’s point was this:
    So bloggers – watch out. Right-wingers are posting vile comments at blogs, and then claiming that blog’s readers are saying vile things.
    And again, the facts and your conclusions are opposites.
    Just because you want to turn your head from the inconvenient facts presented here doesn’t mean they don’t exist.
    Is this one of the “facts” that you refer to:
    I have a right-wing buddy that feeds me these email fictions all the time (they always are written in a folksy, man-on-the-street way to mask their true origins)
    You might consider this a “fact” that supports the original claim made by Dave, but it isn’t and it doesn’t.
    In fact, I would be quite surprised if you reacted insightfully rather than belligerently.
    Funny that you fist accuse me of using your own (and Dave’s own) words, only having switched the names, and then accuse me of being belligerent. By insightful response did you mean like one of Dave’s only responses to the criticisms and requests for proof posted here:
    Stupid is as stupid does.

  23. Awwww,you people need to STFU….this entire exercise has just been my way of gathering material for a book on the Obama campaign…”The self-beclowning of ‘the boy with the pickaninny dick'”…so let’s have some more flaming so I can get on with the next chapter

  24. I think I just figured it out (and shame on me for taking this long). Dave is rollotomasi. That explains why Dave suddenly disappeared from the scene, and why rollo’s responses come so quickly. Well Dave, I have to say – I feel a bit sorry for you now. I hope you get the help you need.

  25. I heard someone claim recently “if you want to know what liberals are doing, watch what they accuse the other side of doing and you’ll know.” I don’t think I’ve seen a better, more concise example of that than what’s on this page.
    ^^^ THIS. Exactly.

  26. Wow, seems like the Brown shirt weenies marched in unison didn’t they?
    Piss on them.
    Seeing the Forest is a decent site. Thanks for showing the usual Right Wing scum as they are.

  27. I guess the little Green Nazis proved who they are.
    And anyone who doesn’t agree with them is stupid, moronic or a traitor. And we who don’t agree should be shot, just like Michael Reagan says we should, who is only famous as he is son of their Idol, Ronald Reagan, the clown.

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