Sunday, November 29, 2015

Taibbi Thumps Trump

If you're following the circus sideshow that is Donald Trump's presidential campaign, you're aware of his recent claims purporting to have witnessed "thousands and thousands" of American Muslims celebrating in New Jersey on 9/11.

Now, apart from the fact that this is entirely fictional -- as in, it didn't happen -- what's more interesting is how not only, but his followers have dug in on this lie no matter what facts emerge to the contrary. Matt Taibbi basically buttons the key thing here:
It was preposterous from the start to think that there could have been contemporaneous broadcasts of "thousands" of people in New Jersey celebrating the 9/11 attacks. Does nobody remember how people felt that day? If there had been such broadcasts, there would have been massacres – angry Americans would have stormed Jersey City. 
Seems like a no-brainer, but there it is. Beyond that, however, Taibbi posits that this whole contretemps is indicative of a whole new level of stupidity among the folks for whom this story strikes a resonant chord. Read the rest of his piece here.

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