Monday, January 10, 2011

Hoft, Loesch Spread Lies Based on Anonymous Comment

Dana Loesch, who fancies herself a "media watchdog," tweeted this a short time ago:

She was linking to the same post promoted in this tweet by Jim Hoft, aka Gateway Pundit:

Hoft, of course, quickly scrubbed the post off his website after being called out. But fortunately Google Cache preserved it for us:

In his post, Hoft said the following:
From his Facebook Page Loughner listed this group of radicals who inspire him:
People who inspire him include Barack Obama, Saul Alinsky, Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, Huo Chavez, Noam Chomsky, Mao Tse-tung, Joseph Stalin, and Yassir Arafat
He claims to have gotten this information from the Examiner, via Free Press. But the Free Press article links to the Examiner post which links back to a Free Press article, and the only place that claim is mentioned in the Free press article is in a quote from an anonymous commenter, who doesn't even bother to provide a link!

Of course, the facebook page was a hoax, as any thinking person would have realized.

Hoft ended his post with the following classy comment:
It’s a bummer how that worked out, huh?
Loughner turned out to be just your typical leftist nut.
Eat crow leftist hacks.
Yeah. And Loesch will go on lecturing people on how to do good journalism.

BTW, looks like Media Matters beat me to the punch, and includes a screen shot of one of the fake profiles.


  1. Remember my recent comment that Loesch, Hoft, et al, live on "incestuous" postings/links?

    If they didn't cross-post to each other, they'd have nothing to talk about.

  2. Exactly. Linking to each others posts are far from actual documentation. Just once, I would like to see one of them link to a credible, impartial news source. Until then, anything they say or print is just parochial bullsh*t.