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Sinking fast.

Following the Tweet Grid has once again pissed me off.

As I mentioned in a previous post, the Tweet Grid is a search function for twitter. Once again, I inputted Gov. Jindal’s name last night and found the following.

Yep. So many on the left have fallen hook, line and sinker for noted left-wing moron Zachary Roth’s article stating Jindal “lied” in his rebuttal to the President’s address this past week.

First off, let’s make sure we’re all clear — Jindal did not lie about helping Sheriff Lee during Katrina. Want proof?

Partial transcript — Sheriff Lee: “Hurricane Katrina, the day after, Bobby was in my office, said, ‘What do you need?’ And it wasn’t phone calls, he was in my office… I know how involved he was… He was hands-on. I got him everywhere he had to go in my helicopter, and he was there all the time. When the thing was over, he’d got equipment for us. And I said, ‘Bobby, where did this new equipment come from? I wanna thank somebody.’ And he said, ‘I took care of it, don’t worry about it.'”

Ok, now that we have that straightened out we can address the motivations of the suckers in the Tweet Grid I posted above.

Now it’s possible these schmucks are just victims of bad reporting. Roth’s story has spread like wildfire across the blogosphere and twitterdom(I’m new to the twitter thing, so gimme a break on the lingo). They simply fell for it without looking elsewhere for confirmation. But I don’t think that even matters to these people. They don’t have Palin or Bush to push around anymore, so they found a new target and truth will not get in their way when it comes to smearing their adversaries.

The activist left has become even more dangerous with the advent of modern internet communication. It breeds lies and encourages vulgar behavior with the relative anonymity of a computer between you and the world.

Are those on the right innocent of the same? Of course not. But this isn’t a game of false equivalence. Just because some are just as guilty doesn’t make everything ok for both sides.

The left has a lot of work to do if they want to quit mocking the new brand of discourse that Obama claimed to usher in with his inauguration.

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