It’s good that Georgia elected Rep. Greene to Congress. The GOP needed some more wackos to balance Rep. Octavio-Cortez and her friends.
Greene, you will recall, is the one who has already filed impeachment charges against President Biden, which is ridiculous. She’s also apparently a believer of the QAnon conspiracy theories, which puts her about on par intellectually with Democrat Rep. Hank Johnson, who believes that Guam is in danger of tipping over. Slimy progressive smear factory Media Matters for America uncovered old Facebook posts from Greene apparently endorsing the theory that the Sandy Hook and Parkland shootings were “false flags,” which doesn’t even make sense. If the kids were shot, they were shot. It doesn’t matter why they were shot, even if they were murdered by gun control activists….a conspiracy theory that nobody sane would allow to sit in their head for more than a second lest it cause their brains to melt out of their ears.
Greene’s response to the Media Matters hit job was as incompetent as some of her conspiracy theories.“Communists bloggers like @mmfa run the same playbook of lies and smears on people they feel threatened by,” Greene wrote. “Produce fake news, spread it all around, then tag all fake news stories about their victim in all future stories. Guess what? Nobody cares about your BS.”
How about explaining the Facebook posts, Congresswoman (she took them down instead)? This is just attacking the messenger.
Of course, that messenger certainly deserves to be attacked. As is its wont, Media Matters misrepresented other Greene interactions on Facebook. Contrary to what it has claimed, Greene never said that 9/11 was engineered by our government. MM’s headlines on that score are, indeed, lies. She did once argue that there was no evidence that a plane hit the Pentagon on 9/11 (some had argued that it was a missile), but that’s a lot less damning than being a Truther. I live near the Pentagon; we heard the explosion. But even though traffic was always heavy on the road passing the building, nobody saw clearly what happened that morning. There were no photos and no useful witnesses. The only evidence is a couple of frames in security footage showing the plane approaching seconds before the crash (above.). The damage to the Pentagon and the deaths of the victims were undeniable, but the jet was vaporized. For someone inclined to believe conspiracy theories, and Greene obviously has that disorder, the missing evidence in the Pentagon attack presented an irresistible temptation.
Mediaite, in reporting the Green-Media Matters tiff, wrote that she had posted that “that 9/11 was an inside job.” That’s false: Media Matters’ evidence consists of Greene posting a response of “That is all true” following a convoluted Facebook thread about various conspiracy theories including one about the World Trade Center attack. I can’t tell what she was saying was “true,” and it would have been easy to mistakenly seem to be approving of one of the crazy assertions without meaning to. What Media Matters is claiming is at best a biased guess, and for Mediaite to report that guess as fact is unethical (and why I no longer use Mediate as a source).