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Maddow Explains How Vandalism-Inciting Blogger Vanderboegh's Conspiracy Theory Fed Into Fast And Furious Probe

June 21, 2012 1:11 am ET

From the June 20 edition of MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show:

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    • Author by teh.stoopid.lib (June 21, 2012 6:45 am ET)
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      In a sane world, Vanderboegh would be standing on a street corner in Pinson, Alabama yelling at gnats. Thank Gawd for the wonderful world of FAUX 'news' and their discovery and elevation of this great mind. "Online journalist"? I guess 'journalism' means different things to different people.
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      • Author by epkklk851 (June 21, 2012 10:59 am ET)
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        His blogostench is "Sippy Street Irregulars". I found that mess about three years ago. I check in every once and a while. (If someone did a browser search on me, they might think I was a real Righwing nutjob. I hardly ever go to Liberal sites.)
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    • Author by Aeval (June 21, 2012 6:49 am ET)
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      Nobody is too crazy to get time on FOX News as long they bash President Obama.
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    • Author by Maimonides 03 (June 21, 2012 7:22 am ET)
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      They right looks for people to validate their false beliefs, much like Stalin. Stalin didn't have you tortured to confess the truth, he had you to tortured to agree to the lie. This is really why the rightwing has its own media and bubble. It allows them to prepetuate the false memes, the broken ideas and the romanticized history.

      It is really amazing to see how much extreme ideologies look and behave the same on either the left or the right.

      And yes America, the rightwing is very extreme.

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    • Author by Maimonides 03 (June 21, 2012 7:24 am ET)
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      They right looks for people to validate their false beliefs, much like Stalin. Stalin didn't have you tortured to confess the truth, he had you to tortured to agree to the lie. This is really why the rightwing has its own media and bubble. It allows them to prepetuate the false memes, the broken ideas and the romanticized history.

      It is really amazing to see how much extreme ideologies look and behave the same on either the left or the right.

      And yes America, the rightwing is very extreme.

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    • Author by nerzog (June 21, 2012 8:49 am ET)
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      I couldn't help asking myself, while watching this story, what other infamous group in history went around breaking windows to intimidate people? It's right on the tip of my tongue... don't tell me.... something about "Night of broken glass..."
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    • Author by wenfen (June 21, 2012 9:38 am ET)
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      I watched Rachel's whole show last night. She was brilliant, as usual. Her palpable exasperation reassures me on one hand, that we here, who make comments aren't the only people who are actually thinking. But on the other hand, it scares me how very few people are paying attention and are completely exasperated.

      So, I switched over to see what that puke Hannity was doing last night. (This was immediately after watching Rachel.) Guess who was Hannity's "guest?" You guessed it, Monica Crowley, peddling that thing she calls a book. Hannity asks her opinion on the whole Fast and Furious thing. And I swear on the lives of my four children, that crazy wench repeated, word for word, the crazy, convoluted "it's all a cover up for the real reason for Fast and Furious, which is to ultimately to undermine our Second Amendment Rights." !!!!!!!!!!!!!

      I nearly fell out of my bed!! Every single show on Fox yesterday repeated this crap, word for word as Rachel laid it out last night!

      It makes me want to scream, it really does. Instead, I think I shall drink.
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      • Author by epkklk851 (June 21, 2012 10:30 am ET)
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        So you watched Creepy Crawley on Hannity, but did you see the Malicious Malkintent hissy fit with Tamara Holder? Beckie is running a thread touting the marvelous Mrs. Malkintent. I listened, this is the third week in a row she has been absolutely nasty and snarling towards a Liberal co-commentator. She was up against Tamara Holder, I'd never heard of her, she works for Fox on a regular basis and seems to have had an affair with Jesse Jackson.
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        • Author by politeradical (June 21, 2012 10:35 am ET)
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          Tamara is Hannity's go-to punching bag on his radio show. She's always ready to be cut off, shouted down, and gang tackled 3 against 1 in his "debate" segments.
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          • Author by epkklk851 (June 21, 2012 10:57 am ET)
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            Interesting that you should describe her that way, the Beckbots were slamming her for being whiny and "aragant" for insisting on having as much time as Malicious. But, at the end, she looked at Sean, and it seemed clear that she was requesting his intervention in getting Malkintent to shut up. Of course, the Beckbots were also slamming her for her disgusting behavior with Jesse Jackson. Apparently, a Gay aide is saying he was used to facilitate the affair. Oh, and someone slammed her for being a racist for disaggreeing with Malicious based on her skin color. She's odious, no matter what her background; and she seems much more willing to be ugly and nasty and in your face recently.
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            • Author by politeradical (June 21, 2012 11:56 am ET)
                 
              Malkin really wants to replace Coulter as the nastiest wingnut female. It's a highly coveted prize.

              Tamara always puts up a fight and acts like it's all fun and games. Me, I'd be disgusted being the token martyr for an idiot demagogue like Hannity. I wouldn't sully my reputation being a part of his propaganda vaudeville.
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              • Author by epkklk851 (June 21, 2012 12:17 pm ET)
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                I would say that Malicious is pulling ahead of Anthrax then, Annie was said too many crazy things, everyone but Fox is ignoring her and she seems to be down on their go-to list, too. What I find funny watching either one of them is the Teabots who just drool over their behavior. One guy, Baddoggy, was saying if Malicious waved a gun around, he'd consider it porn. I've never understood the kind of guy who wants a nasty, mean dominatrix for fun. Me, I'd be worrying about losing my equipment.
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      • Author by newberidge (June 21, 2012 10:00 pm ET)
           
        For me it's not a left or right wing thing.
        An American Man is dead and the family should get answers; i'm sure if you were in the parents shoes, you'll be asking for the same.
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    • Author by politeradical (June 21, 2012 10:31 am ET)
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      When members of Congress are more stupid and less informed than the citizenry we have a problem.
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      • Author by Goldendoor (June 21, 2012 7:10 pm ET)
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        I just wrote to Issa and told him to watch her show, and how much he and the Repubs were duped, my guess is they know or if they don't we are all in really deep doo!
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    • Author by draftedin68 (June 21, 2012 12:55 pm ET)
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      If a DVD of the first part of Rachel's program were mailed to members of Congress, d'ya think that maybe, just maybe, some of them might pull their heads outta their asses?

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      • Author by chazmanr (June 21, 2012 3:10 pm ET)
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        No, because they would never watch it. Even if they did, conservatives have become so comfortable with lying themselves that they don't believe anyone not in their trusted circle.
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    • Author by leatherhelmet (June 23, 2012 12:31 pm ET)
         
      The blogger is a nutjob. However, Maddow is 100% wrong on Fast and Furious. It was not started in the Bush administration, that was a different program. It is part of a program to control guns and it will take down Holder. She tries to mock this fiasco as a crazy conspiracy theory but in the end she will look like a fool because it was true.
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    • Author by hommeduwa (June 23, 2012 12:38 pm ET)
         
      This will only be a good conspiracy if someone on Obama's staff goes to jail for perjury as a result of a special prosecutor being assigned. Kinda like Scooter Libby for the Valerie Plame non-conspiracy thing in reverse.
      Oh, and Ms. Maddow needs an editor. It took 9 minutes to explain about the crackpot being noted as an "online journalist" on Fox? She could have done that in one minute.
      And I really like the implication from her that Sessions and Grassley did NO other corroroborating research before supposedly jumping on the idea that Obama's administration might want to tighten gun laws. They only did it because of the online crackpot.
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