It's been a couple of weeks, but do you remember when Foxfyre came up with this stunner?
It has been noted that the Obama campaign has been doing the same with Obama. They will no longer allow him to speak without a teleprompter and I think he probably wears a listening device at all times so they can feed him information to help him look smarter.
Foxfyre wrote: sozobe wrote:
What are you talking about, Foxfyre? [..]
Soz, he recently dragged the teleprompter out in the middle of a rodeo arena where it looked really strange. We've seen him get flustered when his listening device stopped working. I don't know that he uses or needs these at all times--most likely he doesn't.
So Fox thought Obama "probably wears a listening device at all times," evidenced by how "we've seen him get flustered when his listening device stopped working," although "most likely," if confusingly, he doesnt actually use or need it "at all times".
Were you wondering where in heaven's name she came up with something as outlandish as that?
I happened to come across
what the source must have been ...
During the primaries, [Ann] Althouse discovered that a Hillary Clinton ad included the subliminal message “Nig” written on a child's pajamas. Then during the debates, Althouse noticed
on her high definition television that Obama was wearing
a clear plastic hearing aid in his ear and noted that he spoke haltingly as if someone was giving him the answers in the debate. “It's clearly there, a crescent of clear plastic,” she said in response to some skeptical comments [..].
Note, the first link goes to Ann's post, where you'll only find the original assertion in heavily edited version, as she replaced it with the reversals she added later. But the second link shows her original post and some of the original comments in which she still stood by her theory.
Not that she's quite given up on the theory that Obama wore an earpiece; instead, maybe they all
do! This is from her rewrite of the post - and check the sheer irrefutable beauty of that first sentence:
You know, just because the thing I saw wasn't there doesn't mean there wasn't something there that I didn't see. I would not be surprised to learn some day that all or most politicians have for years had their advisors helping them from deep inside their ear canals. Maybe the best politicians are just those who are most adept at translating the voice in their ear into fluid speech.
There you go ...
I wonder what Fox now thinks? I also wonder, more in general, about the complete absence of an internal nuttiness filter in many people - the absence of that part of your critical thinking competence that warns you that, oy, this is too nutty - look at it, not just is it wholly improbable, it's also transparently based on nothing but sheer, irrational speculation. You come across that absence on the left too -- just listen to all those 9/11 Truthers. But if Obama's going to be elected, it's mostly from the right that you can expect a lot of this stuff to keep pouring forth... it'll be Vince Fostergate-hysteria all over again. Oh joy.