My first plunge into the frothy cesspool of US politics the other day resulted in a rude reminder of just what lurks out there, so at the risk of once again having my entire post swallowed up and regurgitated with my name changed on the right-wing drivel and splog site Free Republic, it’s time to take a look at what happened yesterday at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.
That’s where Larry Sinclair, perpetrator of one of the most vile smear campaigns ever thrown at a US presidential candidate, got his chance to blow 3000 bucks and state his case before an invited press.
So far the mainstream press has ignored his claims, including this recent development. Even Fox Spews – Fare for the Unbalanced – has ignored the guy.
Granted, the Globe – no not the Boston Globe, the Alien Headhunters Kidnapped Pam Anderson’s Unborn Teenage Love Child supermarket checkout Globe – ran something on him a few months back, but from the wires, the mainstream newspapers, tv stations, websites? Nada.
Given that there is nothing to substantiate his claims, is there any other reaction more appropriate?
I think there is. Publish! Get him on Larry King! Get him on Jon Stewart! Tell the world! Let everyone get a good, long look at the level to which the enemies of a good man are willing to sink in order to draw attention to themselves and maybe even make a few bucks in the process.
It’s like Scientology. The more you read about it, the more you realise not only how crazy the inventor must have been, but how deluded his followers are.