Oh, dear. Apparently, I have been caught propagating falsehoods. To wit, I linked to this piece about a man who was (eventually) arrested for having a politically incorrect bumper sticker, without noticing that it was, in fact, satire, which led commenter "noyb" to stroke himself into a righteous frenzy about (what else?) the rampant, unforgivable dishonesty of liberals:
Uh, that second story about the bumper sticker is a satirical piece, you dumbass...
Look, everyone! Dan Rather reads this blog! Hi, Dan!
"Fake, but accurate" - the left's defense when caught red-handed propagating fake news stories...
Incidentally, how exactly do those articles you linked to help your side? The "victims" are all unhinged nutcases. Are they really the type of people you want as your side's public face?
BTW, that headline about the nurse being arrested is, of course, false. She was issued a ticket, not arrested. More "fake, but accurate" stories, I suppose.
In my defense, I recalled a news piece about someone being arrested for a bumper sticker, did a quick Google and took the first hit, without reading closely enough. My bad, of course.
But it's interesting how "noyb" carefully steers clear of the other story I linked to, where a man really was arrested for refusing to remove a perfectly legal t-shirt he had just purchased at the very mall he was currently in. Apparently, in noyb's opinion, this makes said gentleman an "unhinged nutcase," and one assumes that, forevermore, noyb will have the greatest story to tell at parties about the appalling dishonesty of the Left.
Provided he tells only half the story, of course. But that kind of goes without saying, doesn't it?
BONUS SNARK: It's not like "noyb" needs to be humiliated even more in public but, what the hell, while I'm here ...
noyb gets all uppity over the fact that one of the links provided by another commenter opens with the headline, "Georgia Nurse Sues Over Anti-Bush Bumper Sticker Arrest" but, as noyb points out, she was not actually arrested, merely ticketed.
Apparently, noyb is unaware that, at many newspapers, the headline is not necessarily written by the same person who wrote the story. Not to mention that noyb seems unconcerned by the fact that the ticketing is still an appalling violation of civil rights.
But I'm guessing noyb isn't going to lose any sleep over this. He strikes me as the kind of guy who, upon reading about police who stomped a citizen, breaking both arms, might gleefully reply, "That's not true. It was just one arm. They only dislocated the other one. Typical leftist lies."
Hey, noyb. Have you ever met the Blogging Tories? You'd fit right in there. Trust me.