The playbook is simple. Leftist outlets like Politico look for (or in this case, receive a tip from a leftist blogger notoriously obsessed with silencing Dana) any little thing a conservative says that can be amplified into the news-cycle as unacceptable or outrageous. Then, this ginned up tempest in a teapot, is used as a wedge between the conservative and the outlet that dares allow that conservative’s voice to be heard.Oooh, so scandalous. The "tip from a leftist blogger" link goes to this tweet:
Except for this slight problem: my tweet was sent *after* Politico had already posted the story. In fact, I was responding because the reporter had encouraged Loesch to contact her if she wanted to respond and I know she has a history of making things up. Nothing about Dylan Byer's post was changed after I tweeted him (other than his update from a CNN spokesperson).
What an amazing surprise that the defense from a Breitbart editor would turn into a hysterical, easily-debunked conspiracy theory.