In a posting at Independent Political Report, some of Wayne Allyn Root's "counter-factual" statements are so blatant, it's a wonder he could type them with a straight face.
Does he really expect anyone to believe the following?
"A few months ago I played Paul Revere with my commentary 'The Real Obama Economic Plan: Purposely Overwhelming the System to Destroy Capitalism.' This commentary, exposing Obama and his Marxist plans, was rated by some Internet authorities as the second most popular story on the entire Internet for several months."
"Wow! The 'entire internet'! That would mean more people read Root’s commentary than those who read any of the tens of thousands (millions?) of articles and blog postings written about Angelina Jolie, Oprah, Obama, Lindsay Lohan, Snookie, Rush Limbaugh, Lady Gaga, Prince Williams and his upcoming marriage, Sarah Palin, Black Swan, The King’s Speech, the Beatles, etc., etc… Taken literally (as opposed to taking it as a lie), this would mean that Root is more famous than God!"
Further down, Thomas L. Knapp writes:
"Wayne trots this out occasionally, and I call him out on it every time. No, it was not 'rated by some Internet authorities as the second most popular story on the entire Internet for several months'. It was rated by snopes.com as the second most widely disseminated urban legend on the Internet for several months. There's a difference."
Then Knapp catches Root again.
"As Obama's college classmate at Columbia, I was familiar with the teachings of our Marxist professors, Cloward and Piven."
"Apparently Root got lost on his way to class. During his time at Columbia, Piven was at Boston University (1972-82) and City University of New York (1982-). So, in the first two paragraphs, Root goes 2 for 2 with counterfactual bullshit."
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