Dweeb Right-Wing Bloggers Fall For Clearly Fake #OWS Parody

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The Internet has a very important question for us today: can whiny conservative bloggers even read? There at the top ofthis Globe and Mail article about Occupy Toronto lies the ominous word: SATIRE. Beneath it follows a series of mocking fictional quotes by protesters such as, "I have taken to doing the human mic as an act of conscientious citizenry. I went home to have dinner with my parents and when my mother would speak, I would repeat it so that my dad could hear at the other end of the table." The right-wingers were supposed to have a quaint laugh about it, protesters are so silly!, but the humorless mongrel abyss of their dark little souls failed to detect the comic hyperbole and instead sent them to work pooping out furious reactions, which in turn we may now laugh at. The cycle completes itself! What did they have to say?


The particular quote among many that seized attention was this one, from one "Jeremy, 38":

“It’s weird protesting on Bay Street. You get there at 9 a.m. and the rich bankers who you want to hurl insults at and change their worldview have been at work for two hours already. And then when it's time to go, they're still there. I guess that's why they call them the one per cent. I mean, who wants to work those kinds of hours? That's the power of greed.”

And thus behold, from Mediate:

The “I Am The 53%” Facebook page posted the quote on Saturday and set off a string of comments that eventually led to people debating if morbidly obese people should get disability. Chris Future from FreedomBunker.com tore into Jeremy in a two-and-a-half minute video, based on the quote that he saw on Google+. Harris Kupperman from AdventuresInCapitalism.com passed it off to his readers as an “actual quote.” And Rob Port of the Say Anything Blog tagged poor Jeremy under “a**hats,” saying that, “Nothing undermines their own positions and philosophies so thoroughly as what they actually do and say.”

Check your sources, kids! That one extra click on the original article does not cost extra! "To be fair," reading the entire story doesn't seem to have made much of a difference for the nutjobs who did, via TPM:

The blog The American Spectator had a post titled “Self Parody Alert: Occupy Toronto Doesn’t Get It” by J.P. Freire, who wrote: “Those perceptive Canadians notice that a disparity of income isn’t the only thing that separates protesters from the so-called one percent.” In an “Update, five minutes later,” Freire qualifies the quote: “Is this a parody? Maybe? In which case, I solicit our readers to offer quotes that are just as wacky but true.”

IS IT PARODY? MAYBE? Like we said, "satire" is the first word that appears at the top of the article. Hurrrey for illiteralcy! [TPM/Mediaite]

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