It's hardly news when right-wing talk radio spews forth erroneous information.
But since I'm on a mini-roll on this subject, having pointed out the murderous insanity of Michael Savage, et. al. recently, there's a special delight in catching Victoria Taft (a local Portland, Oregon talk show host) in one of her frequent blab first and check facts later moments.
Yesterday Taft was going on and on about how a CBS News report said that Al Qaida's #2, Ayman al-Zawahiri, had been killed or severely injured by a recent United States missile strike.
Taft praised American special forces, talked about what a blow this was to Al Qaida, and generally made a mountain out of a single unverified report molehill.
Now, whenever I, a humble blogger sitting in my shorts (no pajamas; it's early evening) put up a post, I always do some Google research to make sure that what I'm saying is more or less accurate. More or less, because I don't claim to be the New York Times.
You'd think that a talk show host would be able to come up to my standards.
But, no. Victoria Taft – like most of her comrades (some left-wingers included, unfortunately) – just starts blabbing about whatever rolls across her computer monitor, truthful or not.
Yet Taft's blog still has a mention of the unfounded report. No correction yet, or an apology for misleading her listeners. One commenter even takes the Oregonian to task for not printing a story about an untruth.
Well, I bet no correction or apology will be forthcoming. This is right-wing talk radio. Where facts don't matter.