My name is Lee Stranahan and hate Daily Kos more than you do. Prove me wrong.
So I log onto Twitter after a long shopping trip. I’m tired. And immediately, I notice some Andrew Breitbart Derangement Syndrome. People are attacking Andrew for a piece about Scott Olsen, who was injured in the #Occupy Oakland riots. They smear Andrew (he doesn’t edit video, isn’t a con artist in any way) to in order to un-smear Olsen? Okay, whatever. I know the game.
I never want to see someone hurt. I hope Olsen recovers. However, I don’t know what happened factually. I know the left is lying about the protest being ‘peaceful’ and then when you point this fact out to them, they pretend they weren’t just lying about the ‘peaceful’ part and change the subject.
The cops started. The pigs deserved it. They responded unprofessionally. I have some thoughts about that but here’s my main thing on Oakland….
Get the facts right. There are facts. Get them right. First.
And the liberals IMMEDIATELY made Scott Olsen a victim of he police and a VET. A VET in capital letters. The left – not Olsen – made his service a central theme. So the story Andrew published claims that Olsen started a site called IHateTheMarineCorp.com. That’s not go to play well with his ‘VET image.
Okay, so I click over to the story….I screencapped it in case it changes but here’s the link.
And they sort of gloss over the IHateTheMarineCorp.com thing. Then at the end, they deny it totally.
Wow! A friend of the Kos poster said the site doesn’t exist! That’s a SERIOUS charge. THAT is pretty messed up of Andrew Breitbart, saying an awful site like that was started by Scott Olsen, Lance Corporal in the Corp.
So I go to Archive.org and search for the site – total research time, 10 seconds. I am serious. 10 seconds. And look…
OHHHHH! Look – it does exist! So that part about it not existing was an easily disproven lie – which SHOULD discredit that blogger, like…forever.
But it won’t. The Kos Kids WON’T CARE. The fact that they reprinted a lie – won’t matter. Facts? Won’t matter.
I really hate that .