Monday, October 26, 2009

There’s One Born Every Minute

Last week a number of conservative websites fell for a piece of satire over Barack Obama’s alleged senior thesis at Columbia University. It was quickly revealed as a hoax, and the sites that went for it grudgingly owned up to it. So you think they’ve learned their lesson? Um, no.

Oct. 28, 2009 12:43 PM. This just in from Speaker of the House Pelosi. In an interview with MSNBC’s Keith Olberman [sic] last night, Nancy Pelosi announced that she would move to bring a vote to the floor of The House of Representatives as early as next week to ban Fox from covering Congress. “That Fox regularly grants access to Republican Congressman to spread their lies and propaganda on their airwaves is a violation of the public trust, and their continued desire to challenge such well documented facts as Global Warming, and the efficacy of single payer health insurance, proves that they are simply doing the work of the special interests. They should thus be stripped of their journalistic access in the halls of Congress,” argued Pelosi.

Clue 1 that it’s not real: note the dateline. It’s the day after tomorrow.

So, how soon do you think we’ll be able to get the right wing to fall for “Hey, your shoe’s untied!”?

HT to Steve Benen.