For the two or three people on the web who aren’t sick of “RatherGate™” , I offer even more goofy hoax-y hokey goodness.
(And no, CBS did NOT ORDER Dan Rather to commit seppuku yet. Whoever you are, stop saying that!)
What kind of a world do we live in where a man can’t protest at a political rally and NOT claim he got his ass kicked for the third election year in a row by bloodthirsty screeching moonbats? (I mean what are the odds of that happening?)
It was fun to bounce around on the internet to see if the Right Wing Unit of the Pajama Patrol™ would fall for the bait. InstaPutz did (but to his credit quickly corrected it), elsewhere, MetaFilter kind of degraded INTO several camps. One of whom thought a cuffed protester being kicked at the RNC convention made it ok.* But they eventually caught on to the gag too.
Well, not to brag, but I am quite the fact checker myself. I have uncovered new evidence his claim to be attacked every election year is NOT staged. In fact, Phil Parlock gets attacked almost every day for one thing or another. People just don’t like him… and he seems to be everywhere:
One way or another… I feel terrible for that poor little girl.
*For future reference, guys: The correct answer is kick the shit out of the man attacking the little girl, regardless of what’s in her hand. There’s no excuse. If you’re up to it, kick her father’s ass for putting her in that predicament for a bonus. (Unless it’s “Take your daughter to a protest” day, or something. Then it’s ok.)