It's one thing to have extreme positions. But the reality is that Gateway Pundit is an out-and-out conspiracy theorist. In fact, due to the sheer volume of conspiracy theories he endorses, you might say he's even further out there than your average birther or truther. He just got done excitedly saying that Donald Trump has "given a bold new voice to the birther movement" yesterday, and now today he repeats the absolutely idiotic claim that Bill Ayers admitted he wrote Dreams of Our Father. Here's what Hoft wrote:
Like many have suspected, but most in the mainstream media and certainly in the White House will deny of course.. Just more affirmation of the fraud that is our President.And:
Imagine the media onslaught upon discovering that a former unrepentant radical terrorist repeatedly admitted on video he wrote George Bush’s first book. We would never hear the end of it. Of course they play by different rules when it comes to Obama. This will get the usual “nothing to see here, move along” from the MSM.Unfortunately for Hoft and other full blown conspiracy theorists, the statement from Ayers was obviously a joke. Via Media Matters, here's the transcript:
Bill Ayers: One more, one more (question)You can watch the video yourself to see that he's obviously joking:
Question: Thank you sir, thank you, thank you. Time magazine columnist Joe Klein wrote that President Obama's book, "Dreams from My Father," quote: "may be the best written memoir ever produced by an American politician."
Ayers: I agree with that.
Question: What is your opinion of Barack Obama's style as a writer and uh ...
Ayers: I think the book is very good, the second book ("The Audacity of Hope") is more of a political hack book, but uh, the first book is quite good.
Question: Also, you just mentioned the Pentagon and Tomahawk ...
Ayers: Did you know that I wrote it, incidentally?
Question: What's that?
Ayers: I wrote that book.
Several audience members: Yeah, we know that.
Question: You wrote that?
Ayers: Yeah, yeah. And if you help me prove it, I'll split the royalties with you. Thank you very much.
Laughter and Applause
In fact, this isn't even the first time Ayers made this joke.
I wonder if the tea party is going into full-blown conspiracy theory land because they know that the St. Louis media will never hold them accountable for any of the insane things they say. Ever.