This morning, I was going to blog on Hunter Biden and how two local rightwingers (Wendy Bell and Congressman Guy Reschenthaler) have been flogging the story as a proven fact when it's far far from being proven.
In fact NBC is reporting:
Federal investigators are examining whether the emails allegedly describing activities by Joe Biden and his son Hunter and found on a laptop at a Delaware repair shop are linked to a foreign intelligence operation, two people familiar with the matter told NBC News.
Something Wendy and Guy probably won't tell you.
As I said, I was going to dive deeper into that story when I saw this on twitter:
Twitter Shuts Down Entire Network To Slow Spread Of Negative Biden News https://t.co/JPmjOrKPcr via @TheBabylonBee Wow, this has never been done in history. This includes his really bad interview last night. Why is Twitter doing this. Bringing more attention to Sleepy Joe & Big T— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 16, 2020
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Evidently, the very stable genius that is Donald Trump can't tell the difference between that and real news.
But let's look at the story anyway. Here's the lede:
In a last-ditch effort to stop negative stories about Joe Biden and his family from spreading, Twitter shut down its entire social network Thursday.
Does Trump not remember tweeting this on Thursday?
I will be doing a major Fake @NBCNews Town Hall Forum, live tonight from Miami, at 8:00 P.M. They asked me to do it in place of the Rigged Steve Scully (he is now suspended from @cspan for lying) Debate. I wonder if they’ll treat me as well as Sleepy Joe? They should!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 15, 2020
Then there's the second paragraph from the Babylon Bee's scoop:
After seeing account after account tweet out one particularly bad story, CEO Jack Dorsey realized he had to take action. Dorsey smashed a glass box in his office reading "Break In Case Of Bad Publicity For Democrats." Inside the case was a sledgehammer for smashing Twitter's servers.
And Donald Trump didn't realize he was reading parody?
Or how about any of the other current "news" pieces at the Babylon Bee? For example:
- Senator Hirono Demands ACB Be Weighed Against A Duck To See If She Is A Witch
- Ben Shapiro Parts Colorado River While Leading Exodus From California
- Dems Criticize ACB For Constantly Interrupting Their Campaign Speeches
Stable genius, Donald Trump.
Congratulations, GOP. This is your guy.