I don't usually call out other blogs for being deceptive or saying things that no one with one shred of decency or character would ever say, but I'm fixing to make an exception.
The first incident (which is far from the worst - wait until you see number 2):
I've followed Dave Blount, over at Moonbattery, for many, many years and have always enjoyed his insights. But now he is rabidly anti-Trump, which is his right, but it seems to have pushed him into some sort of alternate reality.
Last week he posted Already Trump Crowds Are Petering Out and posted a very deceptive short clip of a video at Trump's Richmond, VA rally claiming that: "People are finally figuring out that they were getting a con job from a cheesy swindler. The previously roaring crowds are now sheepishly shuffling back to their television sets, leaving the arenas largely empty."
I watched that rally, and the clip he showed was from way before the rally even started. In addition, before every rally, I research the venue to check on capacity and such. On the venue website was posted an events calendar and a traffic alert. There were at least three big concerts scheduled for that evening in Richmond as well as a number of graduations. The traffic alert stated that there would be many streets closed and that traffic was going to be horrific.
This rally was scheduled with only one day's notice, and knowing the capacity of the venue (35K), I would estimate that there was at lest 3 - 5 thousand people there - possibly more. No, Dave, we haven't sheepishly shuffled (nice alliteration) back to our TV's. Most of us don't even watch TV.
But today he posted an egregiously ugly and unnecessary post that left me ashamed that he considers himself a conservative.
From Moonbattery: At Least Trump has Support From Gays
Trump stands accused of political incorrectness because of his contemptuous attitude toward women and his opportunistic pandering to hard line positions on immigration. But he seems to be doing okay with the gays.Some examples of Trump's contemptuous attitude toward women would be nice. Trump seems to have a plethora of women who happily work for him and are well paid and apparently very happy. Is that what you're referring to? If I were you, I'd be way more concerned with the countless number of women who have come forward with horrific stories of abuse and rape at the hands of Hillary Clinton's husband.
Outside of the Fox News/talk radio establishment, the right-wing outlets that have done the most to saddle us with a Trump nomination are arguably Breitbart, Drudge, and Gateway Pundit.Ah, good - naming names now. Really Dave? Do you think you're going to go head to head with Drudge? Good luck with that.
Possibly the most visible writer at Breitbart, as well as the most prominent representative of Trump’s alt-right base, is Milo Yiannopoulos, an extravagantly flamboyant homosexual who makes Elton John look subtle by comparison.Matt Drudge's sex life is none of your business, Dave. And he can gift anyone he wants with a house. Explain to me what the preceding paragraph has to do with anything? Why are some people so hell bent on "outing" people who prefer to keep their private lives private? I bet if we dig around enough, we could find some juicy stuff on you, too.
When Matt Drudge gifted a $700,000 house next door to his own Miami home to “longtime housemate” Juan Carlos Alvarado, people drew the logical conclusion. Despite protesting “I do not love sex with men,” Drudge has been described as living in a “glass closet.”
As for Gateway Pundit, proprietor Jim Hoft has come out of the closet in response to Orlando:
“Like most gay Americans, I don’t wear my sexuality on my sleeve…” he wrote in a blog post cross-posted to Breitbart. “I’ve been a conservative activist for years. But today I’m coming out as a conservative gay activist.”By “conservative,” he means “Trumpian.”
Donald Trump, he argued, was “the one man who can lead this nation and protect all gays… I pray that gays will come back home to the Republican Party…”
They will need to in droves, to replace all the conservatives who have been driven out by Trumpsters.No true conservative would post the hateful crap you just posted, Dave. What did Jim Hoft ever do to you to warrant such dismissive scorn? I haven't noticed him calling you out for your anti-Trump posts which always pivot around calling anyone who supports Trump as stupid and uninformed.
I have news for you, Mr. Blount. I am neither stupid nor uninformed, and your calling me such doesn't make it so. I know plenty of people who I consider to be pretty darn smart and they're supporters of Donald Trump.
While exploiting the gullibility of his followers regarding conspiracy theories, the Donald is fond of saying, “There’s something going on.” I won’t say there is anything going on here, but it is an interesting coincidence that so many of his most aggressive proponents are light in the loafers.If being an anti-Trumper drives a person to such ugliness, it becomes another reason to support Trump.
If only he had as much support from the Republican officer holders whose party he hijacked. But even if he did, it wouldn’t prevent the bloodbath that is coming in November.
At least “Republican LGBT activists” are pleased with the sharp turn away from traditional values. Time will tell whether it lasts past the impending Trump train wreck.
Keep it up, Dave, and by the time this election is over, you won't have more than ten readers left at Moonbattery.