His name is Brandon Barthrop, he’s a dude evangelist for Christ if there ever were one, and he claims to have diverted (or dissipated or toked away) a tornado in the Minneapolis area, purely through the power of intercessional prayer and dead brain cells. (“Where we’re high on Jesus all the time and the drunken glory.”)
Michelle Goldberg examines at The Daily Beast why birthers hold onto the settled question that is Obama’s birth certificate:
Corsi is, in many ways, a preposterous figure. He’s fallen far since 2004, when he co-authored the influential Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry. These days, he’s broadly seen as a crank; in addition to birtherism, he’s dabbled in 9/11 Truth and wrote a book warning of an imminent merger of the United States, Canada, and Mexico. But with Where’s the Birth Certificate? he’s managed to get a book steeped in white nationalist extremism onto The New York Times bestseller list. His movement might be diminished, but it’s still there, and it’s more rabid than ever.
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Okey dokey, then.
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People like this creep me out. Who do they think they’re fooling? Aside from themselves, of course, so perhaps they do think they’re fooling everyone else.
Oh, for chrissakes, everyone’s favorite nepotism golden boy, Luke Russert, the chipmunk-cheeked offspring of deceased NBC hack Tim Russert, manages to get the media in an uproar over what seems like a gotcha! moment with Rep. Anthony Weiner over Bulge-gate:
This afternoon MSNBC Congressional Correspondent Luke Russert got to spend time interviewing the man of the hour who of course is Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.). And here’s what happened…
RUSSERT: The picture that went over Twitter to Gennette Cordova from your account, is that you?
WEINER: Let’s keep in mind what happened here. I was pranked, I was hacked, I was punked whatever it is – someone sent out a picture. I’m an easy name to make fun of, and I think that’s what happened there. It’s a terrible thing that this poor woman got dragged into it. She says she knows nothing about it, and I obviously don’t know anything about it. I didn’t send the picture.
RUSSERT: That’s not a picture of you?
WEINER: You know, I can’t say with certitude. My system was hacked. Pictures can be manipulated, pictures can be dropped in and inserted. One of the reasons that I’ve asked a firm that includes an internet security arm is to take a look into what the heck happened here to make sure it doesn’t happen again. But let’s kind of keep in mind why this is so silly. You know, someone committed a prank on me. Someone somehow got access to my twitter account, and right away put up a picture that made fun of the name Weiner and that’s what happened.
Perhaps it is a picture of Weiner, perhaps not. In any case, Weiner has made it pretty clear that he did not send the picture under the circumstances which have the right-wing media echo chamber in an expectant tizzy.
Can we please some day become a country where a shot of a bulging dick in underwear is not seen as a reason for allegedly serious journalists to ask moronic questions? I mean, it’s not as if we don’t have more important things to worry about?
I know the mainstream media love to look at Russert the Younger as some sort of emotional heir apparent to the Russert legacy (such as it is), but if this is what we’re going to get from Luke-y boy, I’d rather he just STFU and live off his inheritance.
I will be on for an hour (and taking calls), along with Fenway Community Health Center Executive Director Steven Boswell, on Monday, June 6, on the Callie Crossley Show on WGBH. The fun should start around 1:00 PM.