For instance, they're still saying President Obama wasn't born in the United States. They're also saying he's the illegitimate son of Malcolm X (which, considering the fact that Malcolm X was an American Citizen, completely undercuts the "Obama is not an American" lie)
Anyway back to the zombie lie at hand.
From Greg Sargent at The Plum Line:
I suppose this is par for the course. But perhaps it should be part of the discussion that right wing commentators who claim lefty groups and unions are running ads funded by anonymous donors -- just as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other righty groups are doing -- are just flat out lying.Sargent continues:
This lie is so easily debunked that Joe Scarborough actually retracted it today on Morning Joe after making the claim and getting corrected. Will Karl Rove and Fox News and others spreading this falsehood or letting it go unchecked do the same?
Scarborough, during a discussion this morning of the Obama-and-Dem-versus-Chamber dust-up, called on President Obama to demand disclosure from unions and MoveOn, claiming "blatant hypocrisy."
But the comparison is totally bogus. Under Federal law, unions disclose far more about their funding than other political groups do, and it just so happens that MoveOn's ads are funded by a Federal political committee that has to comply with the same disclosure requirements that candidate and party committees do.And now the zombie:
On Fox News yesterday, Rove, who helped found two groups that are dumping millions in anonymous contributions into the midterms, compared his efforts to those of liberal groups like the National Resources Defense Council, the League of Conservation Voters, the Center for American Progress -- and, of course, the supreme boogeyman, MoveOn.Karl Rove - Zombie liar.
"Like a lot of liberal groups," Rove said, they "do not report their donors."