Michelle Malkin points out how leftist media propagates falsehoods; Haters attack

As our readers are well aware, Twitchy has extensively documented the lengths to which the leftist media will go to to propagate false narratives in order to damage conservatives. And, when called out, very few of them have the moral fortitude to own up to their mistakes. Twitchy CEO Michelle Malkin took to Twitter this afternoon to illustrate that very point:

We did indeed make a mistake — and we took responsibility for it:

The same cannot be said of many in the liberal media:

Exactly. The engineered frenzy over Giffords’ statement on gun control — which was in fact written by Giffords’ speech therapist — was designed to provoke emotional reactions.

And that payment came in the form of mud-slinging from lefties, outraged that anyone would dare hold their precious media accountable:

No. These so-called “cherry-picked” members of the liberal media aren’t random no-names; they’re prominent voices for the political left. Award-winning journalists and media mavens with hundreds of thousands of viewers and readers. Not only is it disingenuous to downplay their reach and their impact on public perception, but it’s downright insulting to those of us who have to sift through their garbage every day just to uncover some semblance of the truth.

Bingo.

Let them pour their derision on truth-seekers for being “just bloggers.” In the end, the Left is only exposing itself as a haven for colossal frauds.

We won’t let them.

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Update:

This post wasn’t written specifically with Christiane Amanpour in mind, but it very well could have been. The ABC and CNN Global Affairs anchor was among those who breathlessly tweeted out a photo of what was supposedly Gabby Giffords’ handwritten testimony.

http://twitter.com/#!/camanpour/status/296697284186472448

When informed that Giffords did not in fact write it herself, Amanpour did what any self-respecting journalist of integrity would do:

We’d call it unbelievable, except this sort of cowardice is exactly what we’ve come to expect from the liberal media.

Something tells us we shouldn’t hold our breath.

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  • Michelle

    “your a dumb bitch” made me laugh. Speaking of dumb, someone let the poor dear know that you + are = you’re. #ContractionsAreHard

    • walterc

      that was my first thought. If you’re going to accuse someone of being dumb, at least use a spell checker before you post.

      • Michelle

        Except that a spell check would have let “your” stand since it’s also a word. Spell check doesn’t pick up the incorrect usage of your and you’re and that’s why it’s important to pay attention in school.

        • walterc

          Too true. Guess we’ll have to tell the public school system to teach our kids to “check your work”.

      • Ronald

        I always get a giggle out of that too.

    • Paladin

      It really amplifies their intelligence doesn’t it? I try not to respond to internet thugs anymore. They don’t get it, won’t change, and it’s a waste of time.

    • TheOriginalDonald

      clearly Jake is an English major.

      NOT!

    • TheOriginalDonald

      clearly Jake is an English major.

      NOT!

    • lainer51

      your being petty, Michelle and BTW – you’re avatar is nice.
      LMAO!!!

      • Michelle

        Thanks ewe veery mutch!

  • Fire and Adjust!

    I’m all for government funded research regarding Tourette’s Syndrome (in particular the symptoms of Coprolalia), the development of medicines to treat this ailment, and the manufacturing and distribution of this medicine to the liberal populace…………especially those that use twitter.

    • BeautifulAmerica

      LOL

    • BeautifulAmerica

      LOL

    • lainer51

      is that syndrome named after Toure? Just sayin…………

  • $30423294

    None of the rocket scientists who lashed out even attempted to explain why the state run media reported that Sen. Giffords wrote the notes herself.

    I understand that she didn’t write the notes. That’s not the part of the story that concerns me. I’m concerned that the state run media made such a big deal of the fact that she wrote the notes herself without checking the facts.

    Or have leftists finally lost the ability to recognize a lie?

    • Teresa Davis McCormick

      oh I think they know when they are lying. They just don’t care or they think they will get away with it. Then they personally attack when they’re found out.

      • BeautifulAmerica

        Alinsky-itis at it’s finest!

      • BeautifulAmerica

        Alinsky-itis at it’s finest!

    • AdoEdem

      Not so much that they can’t as that they don’t want to. Their world-view must be preserved at all costs, and usually the first “sacrifice” they make on that altar is the truth.

      • BeautifulAmerica

        And remember, they get BIG BUCKS to act this way. Their bosses aren’t dumb. It’s done on purpose.

      • BeautifulAmerica

        And remember, they get BIG BUCKS to act this way. Their bosses aren’t dumb. It’s done on purpose.

  • independentjones

    Another “Fake, but Accurate” moment, brought to you from the Lying Left.

    • BeautifulAmerica

      Slanted. As in, slanted in favor of the leftiverse and to he11 with accuracy.

    • BeautifulAmerica

      Slanted. As in, slanted in favor of the leftiverse and to he11 with accuracy.

  • Elaine

    Stand up for us, Michelle! Whenever a conservative exposes the truth, it brings out the pit bull in liberals. All that righteous indignation! Attack the messenger and forget the more important message? Not on your watch.

  • S.R. Brown

    I’ll Say “What Difference Does It Make” Just embelish anything to make it news and guilt the right

  • Red Fred

    I don’t care how rich their pedigree, they are failed journalists who do not think they have to adhere to the same accountability standard as others. Elitist finger pointing antagonists with an agenda irregardless of how many facts they skew, as they pander for readers.

  • grais

    They do not understand what a “material error” is. They do not understand what Malkin is talking about. They do not understand how or why they should do anything but immediately react to what they do not understand.
    They do not understand that they are Not Bright.

  • John (it true me am)

    But, but, HEART WARMING STORY THAT FITS ANTI GUN NARRATIVE!

    The press should be not only a collective propagandist and a collective agitator, but also a collective organizer of the masses.
    – Vladimir Lenin

    A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
    – Vladimir Lenin

  • Jack Deth

    I just love it when Ms. Malkin dumps a healthy dose of baking soda into the vile vat of vinegary ooze that is the lame stream media.

    Explaining, very much like Mr. Wizard did aeons ago, what will happen as the powder hits the liquid and a reaction occurs. Which is exactly, near verbatim in adjectives and pronouns (hater, bitch, etc) the reaction Ms. Malkin had predicted earlier.

    I think we should chip in and get Ms. Malkin a white Lab Coat and dark framed, Lady Smarts, protective glasses!

  • jerard conforti

    Thanks Michelle for keeping eyes a ears on the Shameless Liberals and their Media and most of all OBAMA!!!

  • peteee363

    michelle you will never win a pulizer, because you do not tow the liberal line, not because you are not good at what you do. just like an oscar award, if you make a movie trashing the usa, or christians, you will win every award. obama won a grammy and the nobel peace prize, did he deserve either?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aqxl9qiFonc&feature=player_embedded

    • vino veritas

      I would personally consider it a honor and mark of integrity to never be discussed in a positive way by those degenerate filth, much less be considered for their lame awards.

    • vino veritas

      I would personally consider it a honor and mark of integrity to never be discussed in a positive way by those degenerate filth, much less be considered for their lame awards.

    • Ronald

      I didn’t think that Obama deserved the peace prize. That really devalued the award in my opinion.

  • Okie_pastor

    “the left is exposing itself as a haven for colossal frauds” They know it, but don’t care. As the lawyer saying goes: ‘If the facts aren’t on your side, pound the table’! Hence, their righteous indignation.

    • BeautifulAmerica

      Reminds me of Khruschev. Next newest thing will be using their shoes to pound.

    • BeautifulAmerica

      Reminds me of Khruschev. Next newest thing will be using their shoes to pound.

    • http://twitter.com/TheAngieNC2 Angie (D)

      I’ve always heard the saying as:

      “When the law isn’t on your side, argue the facts; when the facts aren’t on your side, argue the law. When neither the law nor the fact are on your side, pound the table.”

      Which, actually, well and truly fits the left — they’ve got neither the law nor the facts on their side.

    • http://twitter.com/TheAngieNC2 Angie (D)

      I’ve always heard the saying as:

      “When the law isn’t on your side, argue the facts; when the facts aren’t on your side, argue the law. When neither the law nor the fact are on your side, pound the table.”

      Which, actually, well and truly fits the left — they’ve got neither the law nor the facts on their side.

  • http://www.facebook.com/linda.thompson.31508 Linda Thompson

    WOW, does the left go ballestic when someone questions their idols? Gee, give me a break! They think they can say anything they want and call people horrible names and that is acceptable because someone doesn’t bow to their beliefs. What a bunch of hypocritical haters.

    • Ronald

      It’s disgusting behaviour. All the name calling and demonizing that is happening on twitter (and elsewhere) really makes me wonder if the people of this country are just drifting apart more and more.

  • HailtheRepublic

    Can we stop all of the magniloquent descriptions like “propagate false narratives”, and just call it what it is?? LYING. This is exactly the type of PC language distortion that I am sick and tired of from both left and right. If it walks like a duck, it’s a damn duck! Not a “feathered avian water foul”…

    • BeeKaaay

      And while we’re at it, people need to stop calling them “liberals” or “progressives”

      Call them what they are: Marxists, leftists, leftwingwackos, regressives.

      If we surrender the language, we surrender the political argument.

      • Ronald

        Don’t complain when they call you names then. You are just as bad as they are.

        • BeeKaaay

          OK, so you agree with them lying. Got it.

          1917 Russia is “progress”

          Less liberty is “liberal”

          If we surrender the language, we surrender the political argument.

  • BeeKaaay

    Leftwingwackos love to hurt people by lying.

    • BeautifulAmerica

      It gives them ENERGY!

    • BeautifulAmerica

      It gives them ENERGY!

    • Ronald

      When did you become so bitter? What happened to you to make you this way?

      • BeeKaaay

        So telling the truth is bitter. No wonder leftwingwackos are required to lie.

  • BeautifulAmerica

    Amanpour’s politics & behavior??? She went to Brown. Doesn’t that say it all?

    If in doubt, ask Dennis Prager.

  • BeautifulAmerica

    Amanpour’s politics & behavior??? She went to Brown. Doesn’t that say it all?

    If in doubt, ask Dennis Prager.

  • sqeptiq

    There are conservatives whom many liberals will engage with civility and respect, but Malkin is not one of them. As a public figure she, like Andrew Breitbart, promotes hatred of all liberals simply for being liberal. Perhaps, like Breitbart, she has some liberal friends in her private life, but like him, she reaps what she sows in her public life.

    It’s a free country and you can hate everyone on the other side, but if you do, you can’t expect civility from them ever.

    • WilliamAmos

      Considering the hate that is thrown at conservative women by lefties I think its fair to say that you are full of it.

    • BeeKaaay

      I rarely see civility from leftwingwackos. To be civil, one must not dehumanize other people. But leftwingwackos love to dehumanize people, such as the unborn, taxpayers, non-Marxists, anyone who disagrees with them…..

      • sqeptiq

        This is just what I mean. You condemn all liberals and Democrats as inhuman monsters and then you fault us for not being civil to you. That makes no sense at all. Besides that, you have the passive-aggressive habit of responding to what I said without replying to my post so that I’m notified. I guess that’s the Twitchy equivalent of subtweeting.

        • Ronald

          It’s pure hypocrisy on BeeKaaay’s part. I think it is his/her full-time job going around making the rest of us conservatives look silly.

        • BeeKaaay

          I never said they were inhuman monsters.

          But got on, put words in my mouth.

      • Ronald

        You are dehumanizing them too. Can’t you see that?

        • BeeKaaay

          Disagreeing with leftwingwackos does not mean I am dehumanizing them.

          Their behavior is horrible. Understand that.

    • vino veritas

      You are an irrational ignorant fool who clearly knows nothing of the people you are trying to tear down. The facts are so overwhelmingly against you unreal libs that its no wonder you crazies are perpetually raging and pissed at people like Michelle Malkin who expose you every day for what you are with established facts, clarity and an articulate poise that the best of your despicable ilk on the left can only grasp at like a mirage. Fact is, your best attempts don’t even rise to amateur status. Just another typical liberal. Don’t bother trying any more troll, you’re done.

    • vino veritas

      You are an irrational ignorant fool who clearly knows nothing of the people you are trying to tear down. The facts are so overwhelmingly against you unreal libs that its no wonder you crazies are perpetually raging and pissed at people like Michelle Malkin who expose you every day for what you are with established facts, clarity and an articulate poise that the best of your despicable ilk on the left can only grasp at like a mirage. Fact is, your best attempts don’t even rise to amateur status. Just another typical liberal. Don’t bother trying any more troll, you’re done.

    • http://www.facebook.com/corey.dennison Corey Dennison

      So, quoting a liberal, or pointing out where they have been dishonest (usually what MM does) is now “promoting hatred?” Awesome.

    • http://www.facebook.com/corey.dennison Corey Dennison

      So, quoting a liberal, or pointing out where they have been dishonest (usually what MM does) is now “promoting hatred?” Awesome.

    • Shawn Smith

      Ah, more of this call for a “new tone”. Yes, all of the hatred is coming from our side, isn’t it? Nevermind that the president likes to talk about “revenge” and liberal columnists are calling for people’s heads and telling Obama to “go for the throat”. It’s all those mean conservatives, isn’t it?

    • Shawn Smith

      Ah, more of this call for a “new tone”. Yes, all of the hatred is coming from our side, isn’t it? Nevermind that the president likes to talk about “revenge” and liberal columnists are calling for people’s heads and telling Obama to “go for the throat”. It’s all those mean conservatives, isn’t it?

    • Shawn Smith

      By the way, I decided it’s time to stop playing nice with liberals when I saw the almost complete non-reaction to the failed FRC shooting in August. I realized, then, that, since I “think wrong,” the people in charge at these news outlets really don’t care if I die. Gloves off, baby. #War

    • Shawn Smith

      By the way, I decided it’s time to stop playing nice with liberals when I saw the almost complete non-reaction to the failed FRC shooting in August. I realized, then, that, since I “think wrong,” the people in charge at these news outlets really don’t care if I die. Gloves off, baby. #War

    • Infinite_Indeterminism

      Quoting your writing: “There are conservatives whom many liberals will engage with civility and respect”…

      Name them.

      • AdoEdem

        Actually, there are a handful. However, they’re quickly labeled by leftists as “inauthentic” or “Faux News Liberals”, usually (and ironically) due to this civility. The problem is that our leftist up there wants it both ways; they typically want to act like children throwing temper tantrums, but they don’t want conservatives to call them on it or throw their own tactics back at them. Usually, when they react like this, it’s the first time they’ve really had to deal with the consequences of their actions. Hence the “blame conservatives” tactic — it’s a last-ditch effort to preserve the bubble in which nothing is their fault ever.

    • Infinite_Indeterminism

      Quoting your writing: “There are conservatives whom many liberals will engage with civility and respect”…

      Name them.

    • Matt

      Hey, look, another liberal that’s full of shit. This hatred towards people like Malkin and Breitbart for actually confronting the left with their lies is amusing. Malkin may hate the Left- seeing the things that have been sent to her and said to her in the past 5 years, I certainly would hate the Left, with a deep and burning passion- but that’s not reflected in her blog posts. Breitbart was aggressive and in your face- a quality the Left loves, unless its being focused on them.

      And feel free to name one prominent conservative with whom the Left engages, both civilly and honestly. Spoiler alert- David Frum and David Brooks are not conservatives.

    • Matt

      Hey, look, another liberal that’s full of shit. This hatred towards people like Malkin and Breitbart for actually confronting the left with their lies is amusing. Malkin may hate the Left- seeing the things that have been sent to her and said to her in the past 5 years, I certainly would hate the Left, with a deep and burning passion- but that’s not reflected in her blog posts. Breitbart was aggressive and in your face- a quality the Left loves, unless its being focused on them.

      And feel free to name one prominent conservative with whom the Left engages, both civilly and honestly. Spoiler alert- David Frum and David Brooks are not conservatives.

  • sqeptiq

    There are conservatives whom many liberals will engage with civility and respect, but Malkin is not one of them. As a public figure she, like Andrew Breitbart, promotes hatred of all liberals simply for being liberal. Perhaps, like Breitbart, she has some liberal friends in her private life, but like him, she reaps what she sows in her public life.

    It’s a free country and you can hate everyone on the other side, but if you do, you can’t expect civility from them ever.

  • ozconservative

    ” who writes your shit? sum dum bitch?”

    Probably someone who can spell, is my guess.

    • Shawn Smith

      I’m not sure, but I think that might be a sad attempt at racist humor against an Asian. Since she’s not Chinese or even Japanese, it’s kind of pathetic.

      • vino veritas

        Yeah it was, but these tards are too incompetent to get even their racial slurs correct. Most libs are bigoted hypocrites so its really all the same to them.

    • Shawn Smith

      I’m not sure, but I think that might be a sad attempt at racist humor against an Asian. Since she’s not Chinese or even Japanese, it’s kind of pathetic.

  • ozconservative

    ” who writes your shit? sum dum bitch?”

    Probably someone who can spell, is my guess.

  • CrashFroelich

    Do any of us still expect accuracy and honesty of the antique media? Not I.

  • vino veritas

    Way to make yourself sound like a completely imbecilic conspiracy-seeking loon just like the rest of all these perpetually irrational and raging lib morons on Twitter.
    There’s no damn conspiracy here except from all these ideological lunatics who obviously insist on ignoring the simple facts that Michelle Malkin tried to point out regarding the way the media are dishonestly misrepresenting Gifford’s note. Who actually wrote it is beside the point. Its how the note was used in an emotional ploy to push the gun control agenda that was the point and most of these lying libtards know this but are purposely trying to distract from that fact with this typicle display of pathetic hyper-ventilating histrionics which they employ whenever the truth is shoved in their wretched faces. Its either that or they, and you, really are so damned mentally deranged and stupid as to not understand when you are being duped by the most blatant and basic tactics of emotional manipulation. Most likely both are true.

  • vino veritas

    Way to make yourself sound like a completely imbecilic conspiracy-seeking loon just like the rest of all these perpetually irrational and raging lib morons on Twitter.
    There’s no damn conspiracy here except from all these ideological lunatics who obviously insist on ignoring the simple facts that Michelle Malkin tried to point out regarding the way the media are dishonestly misrepresenting Gifford’s note. Who actually wrote it is beside the point. Its how the note was used in an emotional ploy to push the gun control agenda that was the point and most of these lying libtards know this but are purposely trying to distract from that fact with this typicle display of pathetic hyper-ventilating histrionics which they employ whenever the truth is shoved in their wretched faces. Its either that or they, and you, really are so damned mentally deranged and stupid as to not understand when you are being duped by the most blatant and basic tactics of emotional manipulation. Most likely both are true.

  • http://twitter.com/TheAngieNC2 Angie (D)

    That’s NOT what “begs the question” means. Please, morons, I know it is difficult for you to understand because you don’t understand logic or logical fallacy (which is what “begging the question” actually is — a type of logical fallacy wherein the premise includes an assumption — direct or indirect — that the conclusion is true) but STOP saying “begs the question” when you MEAN “the question becomes” and/or “it raises the question.”

    Also, you don’t understand what IMPLYING means either — Malkin implied NOTHING about any impropriety on Giffords part — she was *quite* clear that she was calling out the MSM reporting on the notes and the MSM’s IMPLICATION that Giffords’ wrote the notes, which, given her condition after her being shot, would make the impact of her *writing* the notes far greater than her dictating the notes does.

  • http://twitter.com/TheAngieNC2 Angie (D)

    That’s NOT what “begs the question” means. Please, morons, I know it is difficult for you to understand because you don’t understand logic or logical fallacy (which is what “begging the question” actually is — a type of logical fallacy wherein the premise includes an assumption — direct or indirect — that the conclusion is true) but STOP saying “begs the question” when you MEAN “the question becomes” and/or “it raises the question.”

    Also, you don’t understand what IMPLYING means either — Malkin implied NOTHING about any impropriety on Giffords part — she was *quite* clear that she was calling out the MSM reporting on the notes and the MSM’s IMPLICATION that Giffords’ wrote the notes, which, given her condition after her being shot, would make the impact of her *writing* the notes far greater than her dictating the notes does.

  • http://www.facebook.com/corey.dennison Corey Dennison

    Did years of drug abuse lessen your ability to READ?

  • http://www.facebook.com/corey.dennison Corey Dennison

    Did years of drug abuse lessen your ability to READ?

  • FrancisMcManus

    Michelle Malkin is implying impropriety by Gabby Giffords by calling out the media on it’s false and inconsequential attribution of the act of writing the speech on paper to Giffords herself.

    And it begs a question, if Giffords didn’t actually write it, did she actually compose? Malkin is trying to delegitimize Gabby Giffords testimony by implication.

    It’s tea bagger conspiracy crap wrapped in the liberal media meme that taps into boundless conservative resentment.

    The purpose of Malkin’s attention-seeking is to detract from Gabby Giffords powerful testimony.