Rightwing nutters are using bogus ‘facts’. No surprise there right?

Over at TomCat’s blog, he has a post up about the rightwing nutters and their hate machines. Most progressives are aware of all the astroturf bullshittery that is passing for healthcare reform discussion lately.

Let me be clear.. my opinion is that the right has a lock on hate speech and violence. When a nutter in the comments section was asked to produce a link to prove her point that there are just as many violence-prone haters on the left, she coughed up a link to a rightwing blog of the catholic variety.

When you google news using the name of the individual, Kenneth Gladney, that she was trying to say was beaten up by a bunch of liberal haters who belong to the union SEIU,  no charges were ever filed against anyone in connection with the supposed beat down of the African-American conservative. There was even a video shot by rightwingers! Oh My!!!

Media Matters has been following this ‘incident’ since it supposedly happened. What’s really pathetic is that the rightwing nutters have taken this as one of their cause celebre and frankly it stinks to high heaven with lies and obfuscation on their part, including a YouTube video. From a Media Matters article on this incident:

The problem was when you watched the clip, viewers saw Gladney get pulled to the ground before he popped right back up less than two seconds later. Viewers saw Gladney walking around after the incident without an obvious scratch on his body, and in no apparent pain.

 But within hours, and then days, the tale improved greatly. Soon Gladney showed up in a wheelchair at a right-wing rally thrown on his behalf. Why? because he was viciously beaten!!! Or something.

So yeah, the whole tale has been vastly improved over time in order to suit the right-wing mantra of how violent liberals are. And sure, if Barone wants to peddle that nonsense in his column, he’s free to do so. And Lord knows he’s peddled worse junk over the years.

 But here’s where the correction comes in and I’m not sure how Barrone is going to avoid this one. He wrote that the black conservative victim in Missouri was 65-years-old. (Oh, the humanity!) In fact, Gladney, according to the St. Louis Post, is 38 years old. Barone was only off by 27 years. And yes, it’s a big deal becuase the supposed age of the (supposed) victim is supposed to send Barone’s readers into shock. (They’re beating up seniors!)

It really chaps my ass when the nutters employ the usual Rethug tactics to smear the left. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised.  They have learned from the best, their elected officials. Even during the darkest hours of Bush43’s presidency, No One from the Left was calling for his death or inciting violence on the scale we see the rightwing nutters doing since Obama was elected.

Bonus: If you haven’t read the FDL writeup on Kenny Gladney, check it out here. Quite hard on the man, but he has earned every bit of it with his charade as a victim of liberal hatred. 

About Dusty, hells most vocal bitch

I am a..brown Cali bitch that is quite the opinionated,political, pain-in-the-ass, in your face kinda girl that also loves baseball and music to a fault. Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.--Albert Einstein-*

Posted on October 17, 2009, in lies and more lies from the right, Righwing Nutjobs. Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.

  1. NOTHING the rightwingnutfucks say or do surprises me!

  2. Hello Sue, are you visiting from TomCats blog?

    As this is my blog, I can say that I am disgusted by the tactics used to smear Obama and the left. Since any intelligent progressive knows Obama isn't a leftie, I am hardpressed to buy into anything spewed by an asshole on the extreme right for starters.

    My only hope is that the centrists and moderate Rethugs will also grow disgusted at the rightwing nutter's tactics, lies and general bullshittery and abandon any jackass running for office under the Rethug banner.

    Thank you for stopping by and voicing your disgust too. 😉

  3. I learned that Kenneth Gladney (the tea party activist who was allegedly beaten up by the SEIU) is going on a second round of touring on the Tea Party Express II as a featured speaker starting in San Diego, CA on October 25 and working its way across America. In YouTube videos, Deborah Johns of the Tea Party Express calls Gladney a “hero.” Okay, that’s one person’s opinion, fair enough.

    But how many “heroes” are a complete menace to public safety? I heard that Gladney was almost charged recently with felony DWI. After checking around, I have found out through the Missouri Department of Revenue (license bureau) in Jefferson City, MO, through public records, that Gladney has had five administrative alcohol actions on his driver’s license in the past ten years!

    This means that Gladney as been arrested no less than five times for a DWI in ten years.

    Would you want this character driving one of the buses on the Tea Party Express II?

    Please note that the legal limit in Missouri is .08% That means at least 3 times Gladney was around 3 times over the legal limit (.219%/.260%/.216%).

    Missouri Department of Revenue Actions

    2/06/08 St. Louis City Police
    Refused to Submit to Breathalyzer
    License Revoked for One Year

    9/24/05 Ladue Municipal Police

    Refused to Submit to Breathalyzer
    License Revoked for One Year

    3/11/05 Breckenridge Hills Municipal Police
    St. Louis County, Missouri
    Blew .219
    License Suspended

    4/7/99 St. John Municipal Police
    St. Louis County, Missouri
    Blew .260
    License Suspended

    11/21/98 Creve Coeur Municipal Police
    St. Louis County, Missouri
    Blew .216
    License Suspended

    We cannot have this person representing the Tea Party movement and standing on stage being called a “hero.”  This is not about liberal or conservative, this is about basic values of decency.  We cannot have this person glorified on stage. Drunk driving kills people and destroys lives.  Gladney is a menace to society and should never drive a car again.  Maybe that's why he is riding the bus!

    So if the Tea Party Express puts this drunk up on stage and calls him an American hero, what message are they sending to society?

  4. Wow, you go MADD! Thanks for the 411 on this douche nozzle.

    So Gladney is the rights latest Joe da Plumber? This is rich MADD, and  the extremists on the right always seem to need a hero, regardless of his past or background.

    I would say the message they are sending to society is the same as always..lie, lie and tell that lie again and again until it becomes the truth. I think it's in the RNC manual.

    But to answer your question, most of the info you have gleaned should be reported by the MSM, and as usual..it's not. But in this case, I am not seeing anything more about Gladney in the MSM, so that is a good thing I believe.

  5. The right has to lie.  Their policies go against the interests of the overwhelming majority of the American people.  “Conservative principles” are scams invented by pr hacks working for wealthy and corporate interests.

  6. I have a rule at my place.  We discuss ideas without flaming the people whose comments contain them.  I think it makes for a more informative discussion.

    Now, you all know Dusty, but I'm going to try this anyway, knowing that you won't believe me.  She has argued her point well.  She always does, but you know that.  But while doing it, she has behaved like a perfect lady:  respectful, courteous and kind.

    Sorry to ruin your rep, luv. 😉

  7. I was NOT kind m'dear TomCat, but I did hold my tongue to keep fromverbally bitchslapping that jackass. It gave me a massive headache btw. =-X 😛

  8. Shit, the Guest @ 9:56am is moi. Did a wake and bake this fine Sunday Morning don't cha know?

  9. MADD has supplied some very interesting data.  I just can't understand that the right wingnuts refuse to believe the facts.  I have always been open to opposing ideas and thoughts, but we are talking a steel trap mentality.  It is a sad commentary on our lives, but we have to hold strong to our beliefs as well.  You are doing an excellent job Dusty, keep up the good work.

  10.    I am so fucking sick of saying I can't fucking believe their fucking lies and fucking Set up bull shit. Those bastards will stop at nothing to fucking get what they want. I can't fucking believe it! Fuck! Sorry, sorry, sorry!

  11. lies? check.
    damned lies? check.
    statistics? check.
    Fire Up the Bus!

  12. As always a lie is given  a life-one that will never end. The believers have to believe and no amount of truth will change that. That is so tough to fight against.

  13. I figured that, but none the less, thanks for being so… ahem… prim and proper. 😉

  14. You sissies choose to believe in osama. Wait until he realizes health care is lost and he goes after the guns. And answer me this know-it-alls, you can honestly say he's not in over his head? What has he done in the last 6 months? 

  15. When you look at one of the Frightwing's most popular videos, about 1:35 into it, Gladney is asked what happened. He responds “That guy attacked me. That black guy over there.”

    Note he didn't say “Four SEIU thugs attacked me.” He didn't say four thugs attacked him. He didn't say even one SEIU member attacked him.

    All of that came later in his revised history.

    Shades of the old Phil Parlock scandel whose little girl had a multi-year history of being driven to tears when “a union thug” (identified by a union t-shirt) ripped a poster out of her hands.

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