I've complained many, many times on BC about how the Right Wing seems to give no consideration whatsoever to the importance of accuracy and factuality of the information they publish, but I can't help but wonder just how big their lies have to be before Joe Everyman starts seeing the Far Right for what they really are. It's not as if the Left is always completely truthful, but as I've pointed out so often before, it's a matter of degree. The Right will see ONE fault by the Left and raise hell about it, and never seem to notice that their own faults are much more severe (see "Iraq War", for one), and many times more numerous.
Just today we've been informed that a Mexican drug cartel has invaded Texas near Laredo and took over two ranches. The story was "confirmed" by the San Diego Examiner, and was also repeated by Michelle Malkin and (gasp!) Breitbart.tv.
The fact that it never happened doesn't appear to matter that much. The Right is now backing off from the story, but is there any real backlash against those major right-wing media sites that repeated the story? Of course not. But if, say, the Huffington Post had repeated it, one can imagine how the Right would trumpet it to the heavens.
But the above is only the latest example. There's O'Keefe's fraudulent and totally false attack that took down ACORN, which was funded by Breitbart and aired repeatedly on Fox News, Then there's Breitbart's attacks on Van Jones last year about Jones' name being on an unsavory website...never mind that the owners of that site admitted they never had Jones' permission to use his name.
Just as egregious is Breitbart's takedown of Shirley Sherrod by truncating a speech of hers in such a way that it falsely made her look racist and wound up getting her fired...and THEN when the elderly white couple that were the alleged targets of Sherrod's "racism" spoke up and said that Breitbart's accusations were completely false, Breitbart had the temerity to claim the two elderly farmers were not who they said they were, that they were part of a 'hoax' to cover for Sherrod. It's worth noting that Ms. Sherrod's father was lynched by a white racist who (with others) beat him for a half hour dragged him feet-first through the county courthouse to a jail cell where he later died. None of the circumstances of her father's lynching are debated - except by the conservative site The American Spectator that says it wasn't really a lynching.