Bradlee Dean’s latest column reveals something rather important about him, which is that he writes his column by cutting and pasting from those same inaccurate emails your right wing uncle sends to you. In this case, he cites word for word that was circulating nearly 15 years ago and was debunked by Snopes long ago.
For example, the signers of the Declaration of Independence endured the following:
*Five signers were captured by the British as traitors and tortured before they died.
*Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned.
*Two lost their sons in the Revolutionary Army; another had two sons captured.
*Nine of the 56 fought and died from wounds or hardships of the Revolutionary War.
*John Hart was driven from his wife’s bedside when she was dying. Their 13 children fled for their lives. His fields were laid to waste. For more than a year he lived in forests and caves, returning home to find his wife dead and his children vanished. A few weeks later, he died from exhaustion and a broken heart.
*Lewis Morris and Phillip Livingston suffered similar fates.
But best of all, he ends the column with this:
Think the Trayvon Martin/Zimmerman case was bad? You should see what MSNBC and Rachel Maddow did to Bradlee Dean.
Yeah, you think getting shot and killed was bad? That’s nothing compared to Rachel Maddow quoting him accurately on the air. Hilarious.