Wrap your brains around this one: a conservative Astroturf blog, seemingly devoted to all things Corey Stapleton, wrote a post on Friday accusing a progressive Montana blog of being based in Washington, D.C.
Their evidence? A misleading Astroturf Twitter account’s poor attempt at satire. It seems that, in their haste to condemn Baucus and the Montana Streetfighter blog, the crack staff at Treasure State Politics ran into some fairly common conservative literacy problems.
Excitedly noticing a post from the trollish parody account MTRoadfighter, the detectives at Treasure State Politics decided it was somehow the MTStreetfighter account and broke this news:
Some helpful tips for the writers at Treasure State Politics as they go forward:
- MTRoadFighter is not the same as MTStreetfighter
- Satire (even terrible satire) is a concept worth reading about.
- You might be more credible attacking another anonymous blog without the use of an anonymous domain and host.
It’s fun to see the conservatives using the Internets, but they may want to do a little work before going in the public again.
Update: The chronically misinformed and grammatically-challenged have responded. As a former debate coach, one of the best bits of advice I gave my students was that the arguments made by an opponent were often your best ally. Case in point.
For what it’s worth, TSP. I agree with you on one point. I also wouldn’t allow comments on my blog if I wrote and reasoned like that.