This one is not only ridiculous, but hilarious.
On Thursday, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said that they were surprised by the applause at the memorial pep rally on Wednesday for the victims of the Tucson shootings.
I will say that I read the speech several times and thought that there wouldn’t be a lot of applause if any. I think many of us thought that. But I think there was a celebration, again, of the lives of those who had been impacted. Not just at that grocery store but throughout the country. And I think that, if that is part of the healing process, then that’s a good thing.
Then why was it printed on the Jumbotron?
Seems that Jim Hoft and several other wingnuts - including the Purse Lipped Princess, Michelle Malkin - were so eager to frame this entire memorial as a "staged event" that insisted that the Closed Captioning on the jumbotron were "directions".
Sadly, yet predictably, lots of conservatives swallowed exactly what they were fed - a heaping helping of bullshit. And not even well thought out bullshit at that.