Blasts From the Recent Past

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.

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Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.