If you’re gullible it’s probably a good idea to look before you leap. Just ask “Karoli” a contributor to an über liberal website that is littered with brainiacs from the administrations of Bubba and Barry.
It all began with a “plagiarized interview” from an openly satirical site The National Report. A bogus website, KCTV7, heisted text from The National Report that claimed Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) had called for unaccompanied Central American children to be sent to indoctrination camps to become Americanized in an interview with Minnesota’s Twin Cities News talk radio host Jason Lewis. There was no such article and no such interview that featured the Congresswoman.
Scott Kaufman sounded the alarm suggesting the “crazy racist Bachmann story [was] so believable liberal websites” fell for the parody. The sites were forced to update the story admitting they were bamboozled.
Everyone knows that Bachmann is a huge target of the Left and any chance they get to slam her is an opportunity they will lick their chops to jump at even if they are made to look like blithering idiots. According to a Memeorandum thread there were at least three liberal websites that took the bait hook, line and sinker.
Karoli’s response to the kerfuffle she created:
“Yeah, I got pwned. How sad is it that it was just this side of realistic enough to believe in the first place. When you have a reputation for making outrageous and ridiculous comments, it becomes easier and easier to believe something that should have been dismissed out of hand. Live and learn.”
Now that's a correction http://t.co/RjMXtAHjob (h/t @mt_newman)
— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahNRO) July 27, 2014