Wingnutosphere Falls for Fake Story About Jordanian King

Wingnutosphere Falls for Fake Story About Jordanian King February 9, 2015

To show you just how eager the wingnutosphere is to find anything to bash Obama about, everyone from Breitbart to Michelle Malkin to the drooling halfwits from Fox and Friends fell hook, line and sinker for a fake story about the king of Jordan leading bombing raids on ISIS in retaliation for the killing of a downed Jordanian pilot.

People started making this claim on Twitter, so Malkin’s aggregation site Twitchy immediately began pushing the story without bothering to find out of it was true or not, adding this bit of commentary:

Lots of heads of states around the world have paid lip service to fighting jihadists and standing against the monsters of ISIS.

Yesterday, Jordan executed ISIS operatives and walked the talk of counterterrorism…while President Obama posed for photos.

Now comes word that Jordan’s King Abdullah is heading for the front lines. Hard. Core.

And yet completely false. Breitbart, of course, was all over it and their story was shared almost 30,000 times on Facebook. Their commenters were salivating to contrast this with Obama:

Now that’s a commander & chief! Maybe Obama will come out from under his desk and throw a couple rocks at ISIS. Probably wont hit anything after seeing his first pitch…

What a PR nightmare for Obama…It makes him look like the p*ssy he is !

Right. Obama should have jumped in a plane he didn’t know how to fly. Ironically, the Breitbart article praises Jordan for their one day of air strikes. At the same time, of course, they claim that President Obama, who has ordered more than two thousand air strikes on ISIS, is doing nothing at all to stop them (because, naturally, he’s one of them). And guess what? No retraction or correction on the story after two full days.

Right Wing News said, “Some world leaders actually have a backbone. Others, like our Dear Leader, can’t be bothered to do anything at all, let alone personally participate in anti-terrorist bombing missions.” And then there’s the three-headed moron from Fox and Friends:

After gushing over King Abdullah, Steve Doocy spoke of the unconfirmed reports that the Jordanian king had personally participated in airstrikes, even showing a picture of the king sitting in a cockpit.

“What a statement that would make,” Doocy said.

“He is stepping up with strong leadership and clarity,” co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck replied. “What is our president doing?”

Ordering air strikes by the hundreds — by people who actually know how to fly the fucking planes. I give up, folks. There is no bottom to this barrel. It’s stupid all the way down.

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