Taken Down As A Likely Hoax: “Speaking Of Dishonesty, Demonization, And Being Warped By Rigid Ideology, Here’s Sandra Fluke!”

I am taking down the post regarding the alleged insane statements of Sandra Fluke regarding the GOP’s culpability for Anthony Weiner’s sexting.  I am persuaded that it is a web hoax. Though it was sent to me as true, with a reference to “Best of the Web,” a reliable source, I have traced the item back to a blogger who tagged his post “satire” and “humor.”

This is why I detest web hoaxes.

While the claims attributed to Ms. Fluke were absurd and extreme, they were not especially funny, or  so removed from other positions she has advocated that the hyperbole here would be obvious, at least to me.

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  • Gratitude and kudos to Arthur in Maine, who refocused my attention on the post.
  • Apologies and regrets to Ethics Alarms readers. I do check sources, but this time I didn’t check well enough.
  • I apologize to my fellow GULC alum, Ms. Fluke, for believing her capable of such idiocy.
  • I apologize to Emily’s List.
  • I apologize to James Taranto, to whom I originally and erroneously credited for the pointer.
  • I do not apologize to Rush Limbaugh or the GOP. My comments regarding them in relation to Sandra Fluke stand.

7 thoughts on “Taken Down As A Likely Hoax: “Speaking Of Dishonesty, Demonization, And Being Warped By Rigid Ideology, Here’s Sandra Fluke!”

    • I didn’t think it was particularly good satire. That’s why fell for it also.

      I also retract my comment: “I bet Mr. Weiner is her hero”

      Based on there being no statement in regards to the topic I’m not sure I can comment on her attitudes regarding Mr. Weiner.

      • Well, if she was an eligible voter (but wait: She votes Democrat, so she is eligible ANYTIME, ANYWHERE), it’s probably fair to expect that she would vote for Weiner over any non-Democrat opponent.

  1. For what it’s worth, the first time I saw the item in question was via the “Fans of Best of the Web” Facebook page – a page followed by James Taranto fans. The post was made by a page follower. No indication that Taranto himself was even aware of it.

    I know that Jack’s a big Taranto fan, as am I. It’s some of the best analysis and humor on the web, and the sonofagun cranks it out five days a week. If you’re not familiar with it: http://online.wsj.com/search/aggregate.html?article-doc-type={Best%20of%20the%20Web%20Today}

  2. What I find saddest is that the story was within the realm of believability, as far as the crap the left repeatedly churns out.
    After all, who thought up Romney’s “war on women”?

  3. “I apologize to my fellow GULC alum, Ms. Fluke, for believing her capable of such idiocy.”

    ROFL. Apparently you haven’t listened to her very much.

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