This all started with a Cobalt6 post titled Why Can't Republicans Tell the Truth? The author was expressing his frustration with the antics og Virginia's right wing blogosphere. I decided to check out the Yankee Phillip blog post Truth-teller referred to in his post.
Sure enough, Truth-teller attempted to hold YP accountable for spreading one of those ridiculous falsehoods that Virginia's right wing blogosphere is known for. He asked YP to cite his source (the source of his statement about the banning of teaching about the Holocaust in UK schools). Truth-teller responsibly cited a BBC source which reported that YP's claim was had no merit.
Interestingly enough YP did not make a single comment. But as often happens in Virginia's right wing blogosphere some other right wingers started in on Anonymous and attempted to stir things up. As often happens this is when the gaming and spinning begins It seems that the right wing believes if you can muddy the waters enough accountability can be avoided and they won't have to admit that they have no legitimate sources to work with.
I decided to have a little fun and join the fray. I began my comment:
First....Anonymous hit the nail on the head with the simple, truthful statement, "It's not like you folks have any credibility to squander anyway." There's no way to have a serious discussion with folks who refuse to cite sources, prefer to spread "false information and rumors," and play petty games to try to come out a "winner." I still have no idea what these folks think they are winning....I continued with my assessment of how no intelligent person would see them as serious, legitimate bloggers with the way they behave.
Swac Girl then replied directly to my post and her reply was just so typical that I would be negligent not to post it here:
No serious blogger would have been so sloppy with their research. But then when did research matter in Bush World--where reality and facts are not allowed to tread.
Swac Girl continues to live up to the reputation that she has gained with her antics and behavior. (A historical note: Swac Girl has quite a history in Virginia's blogosphere. Many remember when Swac Girl and her pack disrupted Virginia's blogosphere with their infamous "Let's attack Waldo Jacquith" campaign. I'd love to provide links to Swac Girl's site so you could see for yourself how low she stooped but unfortunately she no longer makes her blog archives available to her readers. It's more difficult to hold one accountable if you can't refer to their archives. One of Swac Girl's pack actually broke Virginia law and "impersonated a lawyer" and preceded to threaten Waldo with a lawsuit. The culprit turned out to be an adolescent boy, and the bloggers on Virginia's left are "compassionate" he was never reported to Virginia's legal system to face any consequences. He continues to roam the internet as one of Swac Girl's staunch allies. But enough of history let's return to the current modus operandi.)
However, there may be some serious play going on in Virginia's historically notorious right wing blogosphere. Stay tuned for Part 2 in this series.