The Circle of Jerks went blind the other day over a quote from Scott Walker about ultrasounds prior to an abortion being “cool.” The Politico ran it. Various left leaning journalists circulated it. It’s as if they had an email server and they all descended at once with their stories printed on kleenex.
The only problem is that the story was made up. Some of the lefty journalists refused to retract their stories even after the quote was proven to be fabricated. It just fit their narrative too well.
Now comes another one and this time it involves [mc_name name=’Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’C001098′ ]. Cruz opposed an aid package for Hurricane Sandy. But now he is supporting an aid package for Texas floods. The left-leaning New York Daily News swung into attack mode and with it came the very same “journalists” who had attacked Scott Walker. But, like with Walker, they got their keyboards sticky and their story completely wrong.
Legal Insurrection has the complete play by play. The issue here is that no one in the Circle of Jerks has the ability to nuance. They go straight for the release as quickly as possible and leave out every detail imaginable that does not fit their narrative.
For example, the Texas flooding happened this week. The Hurricane Sandy aid package was formulated a month after the hurricane hit. It was not emergency spending by any stretch of the imagination.
Next, Cruz was not alone in his opposition to the Sandy package because it was not actually a relief package for Sandy. Sure, the Democrats called it that, but it was actually a massive package of spending unrelated to Sandy, with some hurricane damage relief thrown in.
But the Circle of Jerks would rather attack the Republicans with made up quotes and half-truths than report an actual story. To do so would require them to come out of the group bathroom stall, or at least get off the group email list.