Attorney General Eric Holder hadn't even stepped away from the podium of his press conference about an alleged Iranian terror plot before right-wing radio host Rush Limbaugh, CNN contributor Dana Loesch, and Fox News contributor Michelle Malkin began politicizing the announcement.
Holder and FBI Director Robert Mueller took to the microphone this afternoon to deliver details about an alleged terror plot in which, according to a Justice Department press release, two individuals were "directed by elements of the Iranian government to murder the Saudi Ambassador to the United States with explosives while the Ambassador was in the United States." One of the plotters allegedly attempted to hire what he thought were members of a Mexican drug cartel to carry out the murder.
Limbaugh started smearing the event before the conference even began, telling his audience that Holder's announcement was "a great way to sidestep the fact that he's being delivered a subpoena on Fast and Furious," the failed ATF operation that is currently under DOJ and congressional investigation. Limbaugh added that the announcement was "all about" trying to give Holder "something to distract everybody away from Fast and Furious."
The press conference ended at 2:29 p.m. EST, but by 2:22 p.m., Loesch, too, was already politicizing Holder's comments on Twitter, trying to tie the alleged terrorists to Fast and Furious.
Malkin joined in as well, on Twitter and her blog, calling the announcement a "diversion" from Fast and Furious and saying she was not "fooled":
Sadly, this kind of rapid-reaction politicization of grave, apolitical events is well-worn territory for commenters on the right. Right-wing media rushed to attack the Obama administration in 2010 after an attempted New York City car bombing and reports of an attempted shoe bombing on a domestic flight over Denver. And in January 2010, Limbaugh said that President Obama wanted to use the devastating Haiti earthquake to boost credibility with the "light-skinned and dark-skinned black community in this country."
There are not three louder radical tea bags in America than these three. NFTOS has logged many hours researching ““the drugster” and Loesch’s radical rants. Malkin is one of many in to ooze out of Faux News’ pig sty. Malkin comes from the same mold as Ann Coulter (minus the Adams apple of course).
H.Y. Nahm is quoted as saying “Is Michelle Malkin a political thinker with a weakness for name-calling or an ambitious show woman selling righteous bitchery to titillate right-wingers”? Apparently Malkin has been pissing off many for years as a website created in 2006 shows a huge distaste for the radical loudmouth.
Of coarse what Faux News contributor wouldn’t come without theatrics? Maklin back in 07 had a riff with Geraldo over statements made.
Faux News had been grooming her for a long time. Faux News doesn't develop what they think is an asset and then suddenly drop it. This most extreme right wing blogger out there doesn't bite her tongue for no one, and like most radical tea bags, she has learned her craft and trade well.