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June 03, 2013 5:30 PM Blasts From the Recent Past

By Ed Kilgore

If you didn’t read PA over the weekend, you might have missed Ryan Cooper’s hilarious-yet-meaningful countdown of Obama-era conservative-generated “scandals” that turned out to be hoaxes, or—most obviously in the case of Shirley Sherrod—even backfired on their publicists. You should definitely check it out.

It’s interesting that of these eleven “faceplants,” a majority emanated either from the Breitbart/O’Keefe school of guerrilla “vetting,” or from the Daily Caller. These are entirely products of the conservative politics of the Obama Era, which should tell us a lot about the degree of derangement the Right is currently undergoing.

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.


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