Now - does the Right care one whit about this rack of malicious distortions and outright lies foisted on the American public by Andrew Breitbart? Apparently not, because guess who was a guest speaker at the "Uni-Tea Rally", a 'diversity celebration' sponsored by the Tea Party? You guessed it! Andrew Breitbart! And let's not forget the Republican National Committee, which confirmed that at a Beverly Hills fundraiser in mid-August that will be hosted by RNC Chairman Michael Steele, their "Very Special Guest" will be none other than...Andrew Breitbart! But then it does seem that a talent for race-baiting seems to be a definite 'plus' for potential pundits and newscasters at FOX News.
So where does this all mean? Mr. Breitbart engaged in distortions, fabrications, and outright lies...but such are NOT the real outrage! What IS the real outrage, the hypocrisy of epic proportions, is the fact that neither the Republican party nor its lesser-yet-more-vicious many-headed clone the Tea Party deign to call Mr. Breitbart on the carpet for lying to them and causing them to join him in falsely accusing innocent people!
Mind you, this is not the first time the Right has risen up in 'righteous' anger against a strawman of their own construction. There's a list of over four thousand - four thousand! - distortions, misrepresentations, 'innocent' errors, and outright lies by Fox News Channel and its 'commentators'...and this list contains only what they've recorded since November 2004!
(FYI, there is NO comparable list of 'inaccuracies' by what the Right calls the 'liberal-controlled media'. Gather together all the inaccuracies broadcast by ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, and CNN over a similar period of time, and the cumulative total will still be FAR less than the total on Fox News Channel.)
That begs the question, then - WHY is it that the Right seems to be okay with being fed all these lies? It seems flatly impossible that those on the Right are so blind and ignorant that they can't detect at least a significant portion of those lies, right?
Right. I cannot believe those on the Right are, well, that stupid. There's got to be a reason why they cannot accept solid facts no matter how obvious those facts may be. I must give credit here to Roger Nowoleski, for he was the first one to point out to me that it's not the facts that matter, but the emotions of the people. When emotions are involved, facts go right out the window.