From Pine View Farm

Hook, Line, and Sinker 2

Dick Polman recounts a tale of teabaggers’ swallowing whole a clearly satirical piece about President Obama. A nugget–follow the link for the rest of the story:

As the publisher of National Report (source of the satire–ed.) remarked in an interview last year, “We have been targeting tea party types recently, (because) they are the most gullible, and are willing to spread misinformation across the Internet with little/no research…they are to blame for their own stupidity.”


What fun, to play a prank on these gullible fulminators. Yet, in the end, we’ve got to admit that there’s something a tad depressing about our vast idiocracy.

Fear and hate make for remarkable blinders.



  1. George Smith

    July 7, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    He’s overlooked the very real potential that the “satire” will actually become another permanent piece of “information” in the right’s catalog on the usurper, the president they already believe to be a stealth Muslim. So what’s so clever about the people petting themselves on the back at the National Report for running tricks on the party of teabag? I would say it’s few things: Self-servingly cynical, the equivalent of pulling wings off flies, and malicious, knowing a potential result.

  2. Frank

    July 7, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    You may have a point. Perhaps he should have called out National Report for targeting stupid.

    On the other hand, stupid is always with us. If it weren’t National Report in a satirical context, it would be–hell, every day it is–Roger Ailes’s henchfolk, and they are not be willing to admit that they are trading in lies, even though lies are what they do.

    I think his primary point holds–what’s saddest is not that folks perpetrate the bullshit–it’s that other folks are willing, nay, eager, to swallow it.