Yesterday I published a post on my own experience in being separated from my parents at a young age for a short period of time.
Last night I came across this: Ann Coulter, claiming that the children being torn from their parents at the border are “crisis actors.”
This is a lot like Alex Jones claiming that the parents of the children shot at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton Connecticut in 2012 are also “crisis actors.”
Jones is now being sued for defamation by some of these “crisis actor” parents, and it will be very interesting to see how that case turns out.
For his part, Jones has previously claimed (in his divorce proceedings) that he is a “performance artist” playing a character. Kind of like Stephen Colbert in his now defunct Colbert Report.
Just like Glenn Beck claimed (when it was convenient) that he was just an “entertainer.”
Why is it that only Republicans and conservatives get away with this kind of shit? If our side just tried lying outright, we’d be shamed right off of the World Wide Web.
This is the kind of false equivalence that exists between the likes of Ann Coulter, and someone like Rachel Maddow, who takes pains to be as scrupulously accurate as she can.