October 27, 2012

David Weigel debunks a video that has never been bunked in the first place.

Is there anyone who has ever thought that this was anything but a joke?

Crooks and Liars is laughing at the "morons"
who believe they're looking at "actual footage of Barack Obama's birth taking place in a hospital in Kenya." But as far as I can tell, they are morons for believing they are looking at actual morons who believe they are looking at actual footage....

He who laughs at morons should look to it that he himself does not become a moron. And when you gaze long into the idiocracy the idiocracy also gazes into you.

69 comments:

Saint Croix said...

LOL. That video cracks me up.

Tyrone Slothrop said...

I don't believe in the existence of Dave Weigel.

Rusty said...

Remember what I told you about the communicative properties of stupidity?

That's an example.

Maguro said...

I love the idea of Obama Sr videotaping the birth, like an 80s American yuppie. Hilarious.

Chip S. said...

I love that C&L's link to the "crazies" who think this video is real goes to Weigel's post, which links to the originating site. Where the very first comment discusses the obvious fakery.

Too good to check

Tyrone Slothrop said...

That baby's about ten months old, I think, but then, Obama always was precocious.

Tyrone Slothrop said...



debunk (v.)
1923, from de- + bunk (n.2); first used by U.S. novelist William Woodward (1874-1950), the notion being "to take the bunk out of things." Related: Debunked; debunking.

Ali Karim Bey said...
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phx said...

If you just remember to always remove yourself one step, you'll see that it's always the Democrats who are morons.

Weren't we all taught this years ago in its purest form by Stephen Potter

Link to Amazon. Contribute to the Save the Meadehouse Fund. Romney doesn't need it, he'll be fine.

Ali Karim Bey said...

Wiegel is a fat slob. I saw him in Wash-DC many times. He wants to be the next Ross Douthat or David Brooks at the NYT.

He will be one. As NYT wants liars to work for them.

Liars at NYT are like liars at the WH. They do not know what is: Benghazi. They are scared of the word: Benghazi.

" You keep lyin' when you oughta be truthin' "
(from Nancy Sinatra, These Boots Are Made for Walkin')

alan markus said...

To really be effective, someone should have imposed the "PBS" logo on it.

Ali Karim Bey said...
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Ali Karim Bey said...

Weigel best buddy is Ezra Klein, another pseudo intellectual, who is afraid of the word: Benghazi. He got him a job at the Post, remember that.

I suddenly wish this was like watergate, and there were reporters hungry. I watched All the President's Men again last night. Oh, I saw Argo this week. At the end, virtually, everyone in the audience clapped as the Americans were safely on the plane.

Why cannot reporters today hold Obama accountable for Benghazi?

I just cannot believe that there is NOT ONE reporter who wants to tackle the truth.

Is every-one just focused on getting an interview with POTUS, a book deal, a column, and a tv show?

I mean, are reporters today shallow, lazy, morbidly obese?

garage mahal said...

Ali Karim Bey = America's Politico = titus

Chip S. said...

The doctor's Kenyan flag pin was a nice touch, but I think they made one mistake in the video--"Ann Dunham" should've held the baby's hand up to wave to the camera when she cradled him.

Didn't everybody do that in those old home movies?

Ali Karim Bey said...

Is there a way to recall the "Freedom of the Press", our first amendment? That is, is there a way to put this on trial with respect to Benghazi?

jrberg3 said...

Hilarious. Go read the comments at C&L as they chastise and ridicule everyone on the right that is falling for this obvious fakery, but then others comment how the usual righting blogs don't believe it. Talk about setting up and attacking a straw man!

Ann Althouse said...

I don't have all day to check this out, but my working assumption is that no one believed this was real. It's not even subtle humor. Why would Weigel debunk it without making sure a lot of people or some notable/smart people were getting it wrong? Otherwise he's the dumb guy. How can he not protect his own image? It shows how deep he is in the delusion that other people are stupid. That's a very risky place to be, because you're preening about your own smartness as you continually risk doing something dumb.

Chip S. said...

...you're preening about your own smartness as you continually risk doing something dumb.

Careful. You might lose 90% of the commentariat here if we started worrying about this risk.

Astro said...

It's a variation of the old 'fake vomit' gag. The fun is watching to see which morons fall for the gag.
It's especially funny when some pompous jackass falls for it and get all excited.

"That's not real!"

"No shit, Sherlock."

Matt said...

This is sad. This is an issue that should have bi-partisan support. Someone made a comically bad video showing Obama's "Kenyan birth". We all should be able to share a laugh at what was clearly intended as a joke. I liked the video and I would like to think that, in this case, both sides could make self-deprecating jokes. Such as...

Conservative: "Hazzah! The proof we needed!"

Liberal: "Ack! We are doomed! The fraud has been exposed." The liberal crumples to the floor in uncontrollable sobs as the conservative does Obama's I-just-got-bin-Laden touchdown dance.

When my wife gets home, I am going to completely deadpan to her: "Wifey, they discovered footage from Obama's birth... in Kenya." And then show her the video. Very funny.

wyo sis said...

"I looked back to see if you looked back to see if I looked back to see if you were looking at me."

Martha said...

The real Stanley Ann looked nothing like the pretty actress in the film.

And that baby is no newborn.

Shouting Thomas said...

The John Mayall lyric is:

I was looking back to see
If she was looking back to see
If I was looking back at her!


One of my favorite songs!

Coketown said...

This was good satire. It fooled the people who should "get it." Don't blame the dog whistle when your ears are out of tune.

If I were behind this forgery, I would have just linked to any of the thousands of "monkey giving birth to baby monkey" videos on YouTube.

Ding! Racist.

Michael K said...

One of the brilliant commenters at C&L points out that "super-8" is "16 mm."

The dope got that exactly backwards. The original 8 mm was 16 mm that was cut in half and had sprocket holes on only one side. Super 8 has sprocket holes (smaller) on both sides of the film strip.

My father got his first movie camera in 1948. Why don't the idiots ask someone over 21 ?

Joe Schmoe said...

@Tyrone Slothrop, I thought the same thing. That 'newborn' is at least 6-8 months old.

Great video. Love it. Hilarious.

traditionalguy said...

I smell a Coptic film maker on probation.

Kenya is very close to Egypt. I'm just saying.

alan markus said...

I plodded through the comments at the C & L link. Egads, I don't think I found more than 3 comments that bordered on being coherent. Definitely put the real morons on display.

phx said...

The John Mayall lyric is:

I was looking back to see
If she was looking back to see
If I was looking back at her!

One of my favorite songs


The Donovan lyric, which I like, is:

When I look over my shoulder,
What do you think I see ?
Some other cat looking over
His shoulder at me

Chip Ahoy said...

Sprocket, that's a good German name, ja.

Nomennovum said...

"And when you gaze long into the idiocracy the idiocracy also gazes into you."

Great line and true.

madAsHell said...

It's kinda like FDR going on television in 1929 after the stock market crashed.

oh, wait....Biden really said that.

DADvocate said...

Jeez, all you have to do is look at the baby to see it's a joke. That baby's huge. About 3 months old I'd guess. Plus, his ears are too small to be Obama.

Carnifex said...

GM said--"Ali Karim Bey = America's Politico = titus"

Let's see a BC before you make that accusation!! :)

And it better be better than the one the WH let out too! O_O

Chip S. said...

He's on solid ground with the first equality, since AKB has already said that he's the former AP, IIRC.

Carnifex said...

Ann Althouse said--"That's a very risky place to be, because you're preening about your own smartness as you continually risk doing something dumb."

We are human, almost everything we do can be considered dumb at some point. The secret is to not get too worked up over it. Life goes on, have a laugh at yourself. You'll live longer and be happier.

Look at Biden. He's the happiest dumbass on the face of the earth. God love ya', Joe.

Paul said...

I see Ann you have been reading Friedrich Nietzsche again!

Still so many people don't look close to see if the piece they are quoting or laughing at isn't a spoof.

I think that's called monkeyfishing.

alan markus said...

He's on solid ground with the first equality, since AKB has already said that he's the former AP, IIRC.

Many,many posts ago, I suggested that Titus was America's Politico (probably back when the majority hand not yet caught on that it was satire). Don't feel that way now, but back then Titus talked about his Indian "girl"friend (and AP's lingo/syntax sounded Indian) & it seemed like Titus & AP made rare appearances, and when they did, it was about the same time.

Carnifex said...

@ChipS

I can claim to be the King of Siam, it doesn't make it so. I want proof! I want proof that would convince a panel of Inga's! You can't handle the proof!...uh...oh. Never mind. Wrong movie.

Is that a sprocket in your pocket? Aye...it's drivin' me nuts...arggghhh! Or sumpthin' like that.

No wait. I got it...a little kid goes trick or treatin' as a buccaneer. He rings the door bell, and this lady answers and says "Oh my! Are you a pirate?!?" And the kid says "Yeah! Gimme' some fuckin' candy, bitch!" Did I say this was Chicago? It was, and the kid was Trayshon Rasheedi Jones, a 18 year old 6th grader, who had taken over the crips gang at age 16 by "cappin' dat' fool in dey' ass!" He also killed 17 innocent bystanders. The police let him go because of his broken home life.

Jim Treacher said...

Weigel once called me a birther because I asked why Obama's literary bio used to say he was born in Kenya, when everybody knows he was actually born in Hawaii. "Birther," like every other word in every other language, means whatever a leftist means at the moment he's saying it.

Carnifex said...

Paul said--" think that's called monkeyfishing."

What I saw at first glance--think that's called monkeyfisting.

I was worried about Paul at first. Now I worry about myself. Ewww.

pst314 said...

Tyrone Slothrop "I don't believe in the existence of Dave Weigel."

If Dave Weigel did not exist, Alfred E. Neuman would find it necessary to invent him.

Jaded said...

We all know Dave Weigel was prevalent in journOlist, he is the reason it broke open and his part is helping to create a narrative about Sarah Palin will NEVER be forgotten by this America. When give a chance to remind people in Twitter I do.

Carnifex said...

For those poor slobs and slobette's that don't know the real joke...

A small boy goes trick or treatin'. After he rings the bell a woman answers the door. "Oh my" she says," are you a pirate?" "Yeth" the boy lisps with a soft palate "I am a pirate!" The woman looks further and sees no other children, and asks "Where are your buccaneers?"

"Under my buccin' hat!" the boy answers.

Paul said...

Ops.. my bad. It's Monkeyfishing.

But the for this guy it might be Monkeyfisting.....

Lem said...

They got Punked!

Titus said...

Liberals bad conservatives good.

Liberals dumb conservatives smart.

MikeAdamson said...

Even most of the Freepers know it's a fake.

Rose said...

That video is every bit AS BAD as the Mohammed Video, one would think Team Obama could afford better filmmakers. Are they gonna lock this guy up too? Til after the election? Then he can 'fess up to being hired by OFA.

Coketown said...

For those poor slobs and slobette's that don't know the real joke...

I heard one today that was MOST AMUSING!

So this radio station is having a contest for the funniest joke. Listeners send in their best jokes and the funniest one will be selected and read on air the next week. So this guy who always thought his puns were really funny decides to write down ten of his best and send them all in.

So the following week he tunes in to find out if any of his jokes won, but no pun in ten did.

JohnJ said...

Unbelievable!

The Des Moines Register just endorsed…Romney!

JohnJ said...

First endorsement of a Republican presidential candidate since Nixon in ’72!

madAsHell said...

He's defending the narrative.

bagoh20 said...

I predict the apocalypse will be brought on by a very bad video in December 2012, as long anticipated. It's a real dumb time right now to start a diet or give up drinking, or plan anything other than a good time in the next couple months. If you are planning a kick ass party, please invite me.

Chip Ahoy said...

A little kid goes into a drug store in his Roy Rogers outfit. This was when drug stores had soda fountains, and the drug store lady goes, aw bless, would you like strawberry syrup on that too? The boy draws his two six shooters, aims them at the lady, and goes, you betchya. Returns guns to holster.

Aw bless, would you like a scoop of vanilla and chocolate ice cream too? Guns. You betcha. Returns guns.

Bless, would you like a cherry on top? Guns. You betcha. Returns.

Would you like nuts with that?
Gunsyoubetchareturns.

Want your nuts crushed little boy? Guns, aims, "You want your tits shot off?"

purplepenquin said...

I don't have all day to check this out, but my working assumption is that no one believed this was real. It's not even subtle humor. Why would Weigel debunk it without making sure a lot of people or some notable/smart people were getting it wrong? Otherwise he's the dumb guy. How can he not protect his own image? It shows how deep he is in the delusion that other people are stupid. That's a very risky place to be, because you're preening about your own smartness as you continually risk doing something dumb.

Heh

viator said...

Dave Weigel, JourNolister

bagoh20 said...

" you're preening about your own smartness as you continually risk doing something dumb"

That's a little harsh just because someone voted for Obama. I'm sure he had good reasons.

JorgXMcKie said...

Do any of those morons [no slam intended to the folk at AceofSpades] remember that Obama has claimed his birth in 1961 was a result of the March on Selma in 1965?

Maybe he's a timeshifter, even as a baby.

gk1 said...

Dave "Ratfucker" Weigel, that guy? The guy Washpost let go because his libertarian beat cover was blown when JournoLIST unraveled? I'd believe he's dumb enough to believe conservatives think this tape is authentic.

AaronS said...

I live in Buncombe County. From which the word bunk is derived and presumably debunk. That inspires me to write a new catch phrase for President Obama.

The debunk stops here.

phx said...

purplepenguin said, "Heh". That's wicked evil of you, purplepenguin.

Heh.

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