The Liberal Blog That Would Even Embarrass Jayson Blair

One of the things that perpetually amazes me is that anyone pays the slightest bit of attention to Capitol Hill Blue, which is in my opinion, a lefty scam blog that continually claims to have these big scoops about what’s going on in the White House. Their standard modus operandi is, again in my opinion, to make up highly charged stories from whole cloth, Jayson Blair style, and then claim that the information they received was given to them by highly placed anonymous sources.

Their latest fairy tale, which is currently the 2nd most linked story on Blogsnow, is that Dick Cheney was drunk as a skunk during his hunting accident. Here’s Doug Thompson, the writer of the story, explaining what he imagined happening on that afternoon:

“Secret Service agents guarding Vice President Dick Cheney when he shot Texas lawyer Harry Whittington on a hunting outing two weeks ago say Cheney was “clearly inebriated” at the time of the shooting.

Agents observed several members of the hunting party, including the Vice President, consuming alcohol before and during the hunting expedition, the report notes, and Cheney exhibited “visible signs” of impairment, including slurred speech and erratic actions.

…We talked with a number of administration officials who are privy to inside information on the Vice President’s shooting “accident” and all admit Secret Service agents and others say they saw Cheney consume far more than the “one beer’ he claimed he drank at lunch earlier that day.

“This was a South Texas hunt,” says one White House aide. “Of course there was drinking. There’s always drinking. Lots of it.”.

As per usual, there’s not a single source mentioned that went on the record saying that Cheney was drunk. Of course, imaginary people can’t go on the record because they don’t exist — and boy does Doug Thompson have an army of imaginary sources. Mark in Mexico actually took the time to make a list of all the non-existent sources Thompson claims to have spoken with in the article. The WAPO, New York Times, LA Times, and Chicago Tribune wish they had as many real sources inside the White House as this guy does fake ones. Just look at this:

“Secret Service agents”
“Agents”
“the report”
“those who have talked with the agents”
“others present at the outing”
“a number of administration officials”
“others”
“one White House aide”
“One agent at the scene”
“another”
“A memo reportedly written”
“one agent”
“Doctors”
“a former employee”
“Secret Service officials”
“the doctors”
“one”
“a private doctor”

I wonder if Thompson actually makes up like names for these fake sources? Like ya know, Mr. I. Friend the Secret Service Agent or White House Aide Puff’N’Stuff? Better yet, maybe he makes little puppets out of socks, puts them on his hands, and asks them questions. “Mr. Socko, you saw Cheney drunk, didn’t you? Of course you did! That’s a good Mr. Socko!”

The fact that there are actually bloggers out there linking to this moronic fraud for reasons other than to laugh at him, even if they are on the left, is a stain on the entire blogosphere. Even liberals should know better than to buy into this sort of garbage…

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