Pants-On-Fire Files, Lifenews edition

Today the scare-quote-crazed Christianist mouthpieces “Lifesite” and “Lifenews” are dutifully parrotting the story that someone tried to fuck with a security camera at Operation Scumbag’s “headquarters” on the “weekend” (suspect “unknown” and “at large”).   But for some reason, they’re not reporting it exactly the same way.  Lifesite:

Operation Rescue Office Security System Attacked - Group Complains of Police Apathy_1246322150743

And Lifenews:

Abortion Advocate Attacks Pro-Life Group's Office, Tries to Disable Security System_1246322078484

See the big fat lie?  Of course you do.  The Lifenews headline claims that the perp (if indeed there was a perp, but I’ll get to that) was an “abortion advocate”.  Given that Lifesite ran the story 3 days after Lifenews, this isn’t some breaking! news! that’s come out about the suspect.  If there was even the shadow of an indication that the suspect was an “abortion advocate”, Lifesite would be screaming their lungs out about it… but they’re not.  If even Lifesite, which generally bullshits with reckless abandon, didn’t consider this detail worth adding, then it must be a Whopper.  Maybe, through a momentary lapse in their usual batshit insanity, Lifesite editors were able to see that there’s nothing to indicate this little “event” was anything other than a routine B&E… if that.

Yeah.  Let’s look at this thing.  Here’s what they want us to believe actually happened:  (1) A few days after they started bitching to the cops about “threats” and (2) got the cold shoulder from said cops,

Posted same day as story about bicycle "attacker"

Posted same day as story about bicycle "attacker"

(3) someone tried to fuck with their security camera, (4) in broad daylight no less, with (5) people inside the building, and (6) nothing but a bicycle as a getaway vehicle, and that (7) the deal went down while OR’s Troy Newman just happened to be on the phone with a Washington Times reporter, talking about, you guessed it, (8) the death threats Operation Slimebucket’s received.  To top it off, they have a video of the whole routine that looks like a Grade 7 Theatre Arts performance.   But that’s not all…

The Lifenews story with the bogus headline was posted on Friday — however, Operation Douchenozzle’s press release wasn’t posted until Saturday morning.

Operation Rescue_1246325662667

I guess it’s possible that Lifenews somehow got the “scoop” right after it “happened”, but knowing these people and how much they LIE (there’s evidence of that right in the headline of the Lifenews story), it’s probably just as possible that something else is going on.

*Sniff*  Smells like something rotten is burning, and it’s coming from the general vicinity of Lifenews and Operation Slimebucket.

8 Responses to “Pants-On-Fire Files, Lifenews edition”


  1. 1 deBeauxOs Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at 6:02 am

    eh. The report about Development and Peace from the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops clears the accusations hurled at the organization.

    Bonus: the report ever so gently reprimands Lifeshite.

    But, but, but SHRIEEEKKK!!!

  2. 2 JJ Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at 6:35 am

    deBeauxOs – The bishops are apostates :roll:

    D.Gruending’s article was brilliant. Lifesite has claiming to be going broke and begging for money for months. The whole thing stinks of a campaign of division launched in order to give a shot in the arm to fundraising.

    (Although I’m sure some of the “investigative reporters'” goals are pure — purge anything with the slightest whiff of feminism and maintain the church’s longstanding misogyny.)

  3. 3 theconverted Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    Holy Hannah! They are liars and not very good ones…

    Mike

  4. 4 JJ Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    Mike – No kidding eh? When you look at all the elements of this sad little tale of woe, it sure doesn’t look good. As for Lifenews, tsk tsk. Thou shalt not bear false witness, shitheads!

  5. 5 mouthyorange Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at 7:18 am

    Something about the conditions they’re in, these anti-choice liar extremist nutjobs, especially the “christian” fundie ones, produces in a significant number of them strong symptoms that are strikingly similar to those of Borderline Personality Disorder. The open lying in contradiction of reality and the look-you-right-in-the-eye denial that they’re doing it while they’re doing it is one example. The projection of their own provocativeness and disingenuousness onto others is another. It’s fascinating. Especially to those of us who don’t buy into the culturally accepted belief of the past couple of decades that mental illness has a biochemical or other physical origin and that it arises in the individual without social context, social meaning, or political relevance.

    What cultural conditions construct, in significant numbers of individuals, patterns that strikingly resemble those that in other contexts would be diagnosed as personality disorders, and support these individuals normalizing these patterns among themselves?

  6. 6 JJ Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    orange – Interesting comment! Thanks for that.

    Anyone who peruses anti-choice blogs will notice right away how repetitive they are, the same points being barfed up over and over again, even after commenters debunk them. One of the reasons is that some of these sites are purely propaganda vehicles — people like SUZANNE (and she’s quite upfront about it) are hoping that *someone* who happens to stumble upon the blog will be convinced by what they read. That’s the only reason I waste time commenting there — because I feel it’s important to debunk bullshit wherever it’s found.

    Also, and this relates to what you’re talking about, I’ve always felt there’s a significant element of what I call “circular reinforcement” going on among these people. I don’t think they have a lot of confidence in their position — hence their need to dwell on minor things like semantics (“You called it a baby! Not a fetus!”) and keep repeating the same propaganda to each other over & over again. If you have an idea, and a bunch of other people say they think it’s a good idea, then you’ll be more confident about it than you would if you had no feedback about it.

    I’m not sure what kind of personality disorders we’re talking, and I’m sure the list is long and hideous, but in my unlearned opinion I’d guess obsessive-compulsive disorder for starters.

  7. 7 mouthyorange Thursday, July 2, 2009 at 7:39 am

    JJ – Thanks.

    You have a most honourable reason for spending time commenting on the blogs of Suzy Kneecaps and her ilk! As long as you can stand it. Me, I haven’t got the stomach for it. I grew up surrounded with swirling, stinking bullshit and not much more. It gave off a constant, polluted stench. There wasn’t much clean air to breathe, and I grew up with, let’s say, respiratory dysfunction because of it. So I need to spend time in places where it ain’t. Which is one reason I like hanging around here. The air is good.

    If there ARE personality disorders, such as OCD or BPD, they’re the result of being in a culture that produces them, not the cause of it. So I believe that if we want to crack this nut we need to figure out what kinds of conditions lead to producing this kind of culture. Two conditions that you mentioned are the propagandizing form of expression (designed by its nature to shut down opposing points of view) and the cloistered-ness of these groups, how insular they are. There will be tons more.

    To be continued, elsewhere if not here!


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