Keith slams Breitbart and anti-Occupy ‘propagandists’ for ‘exploiting rape victims’

If one takes the time to observe Andrew Breitbart, one might find that inside that angry facade is a very mean person who hates liberals with a  passion.   So much so in fact, that he might at times, manipulate videos to his own advantage or outright lie about the people that he hates,  just to make them look like the “slime” he perceives them to be.

Keith Olbermann gives a stunning example of this…

The Raw Story

Keith Olbermann on Wednesday night blasted conservative publisher Andrew Breitbart for claiming that the “Occupy Wall Street” movement condoned rape.

“The subject of rape itself is no laughing matter,” he said. “The allegation that a political or cultural group condones or encourages rape and sexual assault, against anyone, is virtually as serious a charge as can be leveled. Yet nearly just as bad, is to fabricate, twist, and alter facts, to make it seem like such a charge against such a group has credence.”

Breitbart recently shouted that members of the 99 Percent movement should “stop raping people,” a reference to reports of crime and sexual assaults at some “Occupy” camps.

The various demonstrations across the country took place in public parks and most of them offered free food and shelter. This attracted a number of people who were not strictly a part of the movement, including criminals and other troublemakers.

After DailyKos founder Markos Moulitsas appeared on Olbermann’s show on Tuesday and accused Breitbart of “mak[ing] stuff up,” Lee Stranahan of Big Journalism demanded an on-air retraction and apology. He cited a list of 17 news stories of rape and other sexual crimes at “Occupy” protests.

But Olbermann said that list include some stories twice and could not be attributed to the “Occupy Wall Street” movement. In four of the stories, he noted, neither the victim nor the assailant were even associated with the protest. In seven other stories, the protesters were the victims, not the assailants.

“That is the evidence that Andrew Breitbart has submitted to rationalize his irrational attempt to smear the Occupy movement and Occupy members, as rapists, and to brand anybody who points out his dishonesty, his twisting of the facts, and who bothers to actually read the stories that disprove his own contention, as a rape denier or rape apologist,” Olbermann said.

“What Mr. Breitbart and his fellow propagandists have done, in fact, is to take at least eight women, eight members of Occupy, who were raped or otherwise assaulted, and blamed them.”

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  1. It is a feature of the contemporary left to engage in this type of “post-modernist logic” where facts are not facts if they don’t believe they are. This is the basis for almost every issue that we have today with governance and politics in general. This is no different from Obama declaring in his speech this week that he wants to reduce reliance on foreign oil buy doubling down on “green energy that creates green jobs” (even though it has been proven to fail in both aspects) and taxing oil companies more, neither of which have any impact on our dependence on dependence on foreign oil. The only thing that could have – the Keystone XL pipeline – the Bamster pulled the plug on.

    He also stated that he was going to bring manufacturing jobs back to the US by penalizing companies that take jobs overseas – again something that has nothing to do with lowering costs for the businesses so that they can compete with overseas production, this guaranteeing that American companies will just become more uncompetitive – maybe he plans to mandate that we buy products from his “approved” companies – perhaps the state owned ones – just like the mandate to buy health insurance.

    There is nothing remotely resembling cause and effect to these people – Obama has no control over the economy when the news is bad yet he is a better job creator than Bush. He isn’t a socialist even though his signature policy, Obamacare, is. Obama fulfilled all his promises except that he didn’t.

    Olby has no value as anything other than a living demonstration of “post-modern progressivism” – a human ostrich with his head in the sand – or up his anal orifice…

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