Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Battle of the dumbest conspiracy theories

In this corner, Andrew Breitbart


Michael Savage (and others)

According to transcripts provided by the watchdog group Media Matters, blogger and former Fox News personality Michelle Malkin took a triumphal attitude over the handful of cases that have popped up in the U.S., writing: "I've blogged for years about the spread of contagious diseases from around the world into the U.S. as a result of uncontrolled immigration."

Hate-radio host Michael Savage also advanced the argument, saying, "Make no mistake about it: Illegal aliens are the carriers of the new strain of human-swine avian flu from Mexico."

Savage then took it a step further, weaving the swine flu outbreak into a larger conspiracy that included another of his favorite monsters. "[C]ould this be a terrorist attack through Mexico?" he asked. "Could our dear friends in the radical Islamic countries have concocted this virus and planted it in Mexico knowing that you, [Homeland Security chief] Janet Napolitano, would do nothing to stop the flow of human traffic from Mexico?"
Of course, we're only considering stupidity in this battle. Because when it comes to hate, there is no contest, as the xenophobia of Savage and others is classic eliminationism.

1 comment:

Sheldon said...

Wow! How things are slipping into totalitarian government! The Obamba White House producing its own little PR/propaganda films and news reports. The Bush admin. certainly never did anything like that! Did they now?