February 07, 2010

Breitbart vs. Birthers

Journalist Dave Weigel, the world's greatest chronicler of today's nutty conservative movement, describes a backstage confrontation between right-wing impresario Andrew Breitbart and World Nut Daily editor Joseph Farah, who gave a pro-birther speech at this weekend's Tea Party convention.

Here, from the Buffalo Beast's annual "50 Most Loathsome Americans" list, is Farah's entry:

As editor of Worldnetdaily, old Joe’s insanity is often the starting line in the race from Drudge to Fox to a large, sweaty-headed Olbermann condemnation. Birther, creationist, secret Muslim, 9/11 conspiracies, Vince Foster, Chuck Norris: they do it all, and false evidence is their favorite kind. WND makes Jenny McCarthy’s Twitter feed read like a peer-reviewed journal, and yet the media pays attention to both, because our culture’s an intellectual cesspool. You know you’re in trouble when even Glenn Beck thinks your Obama conspiracy theories are ridiculous.

Posted by Stephen Silver at February 7, 2010 06:28 PM
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