Clearly exhausted from faking ragegasms, Michelle Malkin takes to faking controversy:
Meet “Jessie MacBeth.” He’s the latest cause celebre of the anti-war Left — a “former Army Ranger and Iraq war veteran” who accuses his fellow troops of committing a litany of atrocities against innocent civilians. Anti-Vietnam War veteran John Kerry and the Winter Soldiers cast a long shadow.
MacBeth’s story started to crumble after my colleagues at the Hot Air blog (www.hotair.com) called attention to the Peace Films video interview and asked military bloggers about MacBeth’s appearance and claims. Harnessing the specialized knowledge of the blogosphere, military bloggers debunked a photo purportedly showing MacBeth in his official uniform (with his beret backward, incorrect flashes and tabs, and missing wings).
Anti-war zealots initially defended the bogus soldier’s tale, but are now moving quickly to cover up the MacBeth stain. The video was yanked Tuesday afternoon. But not to worry.
I hear former CBS producer Mary Mapes, champion of “fake but accurate” journalism, is interested in publicizing Jessie MacBeth’s tall tales.
If you have never heard of MacBeth, well, welcome to the machine. A check here would seem to indicate that, outside of a few open liberal forums where anyone can post, the only people who were making MacBeth a “cause celebre” were the warbloggers who were in full-on kerning circlejerk mode as they complimented each other on noticing that MacBeth was rolling up his sleeves incorrectly.
The closest thing that I could find to a major blog defending MacBeth is here, and the comments are heavily sceptical from the first comment on. Outside of that, it looks like the left-leaning blogs pretty much stayed away from the story, found it laughable, or didn’t find it worthy of comment.
In the long run, this is just a case of Jessie MacBeth faking a story, and Jessie’s Girl faking outrage over a fake controvesy over a fake story.
I believe that would make it a trifaketa.
Meanwhile JEWS TO WEAR YELLOW STARS IN IRAN!!!! and if it’s not true, well, it could happen.