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May 26, 2012

Meet the Weiner Truthers: A Year On, And a Hardy Few Are Still Doggedly Investigating Who Framed Anthony Weiner

Funny piece on BuzzFeed by some real Mensa Chapter Presidents.

As one Rhodes semifinalist explains:

Dude, he was set up, "admitted" it to have it all go away and protect his family.

A left-wing blog which once eagerly promoted the Yfrog hack theory and assorted other #Hacked! theories explains:

1. These twilight warriors are obsessed with hacking and related matters. Some of them claim to have worked with Anonymous and LulzSec and allied organizations.

2. They use obvious sockpuppets. If you visit their microblogs, the self-astroturfing is evident.

3. They are forever claiming that the FBI and/or the cops are going to arrest their opponents very soon. (On what charge? God knows.) Both the left-wingers and the right-wingers make this claim.

4. The rage level runs white hot. This war goes beyond politics. It's personal.

He then goes on discuss similar craziness from the right -- craziness which consists of, as far as I can tell, the "underhanded" tactics of James O'Keefe (hidden camera exposes of public officials and important private-institution officials is wrong, I guess) and people like Patterico, who believe it's wrong to have SWAT called on them, and who think Brett Kimberlin is a rather dangerous fellow.

It doesn't seem to occur to this numbnuts that people had SWAT called on them specifically due to their roles in exposing Weiner's misbehavior.

I myself had a threatening letter written to me by someone posing as (or who actually is, but I doubt it) a seriously dangerous campaign fixer ready, willing, and able to bring harm upon my family.

So, the left-wing Weiner Trutherism is crazies who think Weiner was innocent, and then SWAT and threaten those who don't think he was innocent; and the right-wing Weiner weirdoes are those who don't wish to be SWATted or threatened, and who sort of think such things are both newsworthy and wrong.

Pox on both houses, eh?

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