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Via Drudge, Portfolio flags the greatest correction ever. It seems that the diligent reporters at Huffington Post fell for a doctored video showing the awful Fox News host John Gibson comparing the awful Attorney General Eric Holder to a monkey. It was a fake (but Gibson is still an idiot), and HuffPo posted this terrific update to the non-story:

And it seems that Wonkette's fact-checking department fell for it too. Perhaps this will make it into the paperback of David Denby's anti-Wonkette screed.  

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  1. That is awesome! I’m going to try that at work!

    “X is a retarded, rascist, pedophile. I have video of X being a retarded, rascist, pedophile. See? X is a retarded, rascist, pedophile. Correction: X is not a retarded, rascist, pedophile. Sorry for the misunderstanding.”

  2. Is there a need for an anti-Wonkette screed? Is there anyone who is pro-Wonkette?

  3. Moynihan’s best post ever. Short and sweet and not related to teh war on terrah.

  4. Seriously, Huff Po is less fact-oriented than Matt Welch on crack at an anti-McCain convention.

    And Wonkette — what’s that?

  5. I wish HuffPo was a baby chick. That way, I could step on it.

  6. I didn’t know wonkette still existed. I thought it died when Ann Marie Cox stopped being a hooker. But I am now told that Cox was never the actual hooker but just blogged about someone she knew who was a hooker.

    Regardless, what bothers me more than anything is that I actually know what wonkette is and who Ann Marie Cox is. I want the wasted space in my brain that that information is taking up back.

  7. Couldn’t have happened to a nicer bunch of people.

  8. I loved some of the comments on Wonkette after the fake was outed.

    Well, they followed a news story about a monkey with a news story about Eric Holder. That’s still racist!

    Too rich.

  9. No, no. This was my favorite:

    Whether or not the video was doctored or not, I think it is still a major indictment of Fox news that the possibility of the clip being authentic was within the realm of possibility. Many people believed it because of Fox’s tendency to play fast and loose with the truth. And that’s a Fact!!!

  10. Jesus wept, Solana. In short, it was too good a story to check out. It was Truthy!

  11. “Whether or not the video was doctored or not, I think it is still a major indictment of Fox news that the possibility of the clip being authentic was within the realm of possibility. Many people believed it because of Fox’s tendency to play fast and loose with the truth. And that’s a Fact!!!”

    Whether or not 9-11 was perpetraited by the government, I think it is a serious indictment of the government that there are lunatics out there who are willing to believe anything people tell them.

    Clearly, Fox news is responsible for Wonkette’s derranged readership.

  12. Whether or not Obama’s stimulus works — no. Never mind. I know my own ability, and I really just have no shot in hell of topping that original post.

  13. But, did you notice that HuffPoop also didn’t DENY that Eric Holder has a ‘bright blue scrotum” either.

  14. I am not sure why anyone cares about this stuff. Our current “Worst President Ever” is working hard to destroy the American and world economies.

    Everyone in Washington is a chimp. It is racist to beleive that just because someone is black, they can not be ridiculed with the rest of the beasts in government.

  15. “CORRECTION: John Gibson Did Not Compare Eric Holder To Monkey With Bright Blue Scrotum”

    But you know he would if he could.

  16. I don’t mind a blue scrotum with this kind of first lady. Oh, they were talking about Holder…my bad.

  17. “And that’s a Fact!!!”

    Well, if it’s a fact with a capital “F” that’s different. I’m sold.

  18. haha! Liberals are dumber than monkeys.

  19. Whether or not the video was doctored or not

    Translation: Whether the video was doctored. “Or not” (twice!) is redundant.

  20. What Moynihan doesn’t mention is that there are no monkeys with bright blue scrota in GAZA either. What do you think about that, tough guy?

  21. Is there anyone who is pro-Wonkette?

    Besides Layne, you mean?

  22. Anyone comparing a politician to a monkey owes an apology to monkeys.

    -jcr

  23. Whether or not they are monkeys, or not, monkeys.

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