Almost immediately after the news broke that several improvised explosive devices had been sent to the main antagonists of the delusional and paranoid conspiracy theories that President Trump promotes on his Twitter account and at his now-daily rallies, the right-wing media machine immediately began crying “false flag!”
The prevaricating and breathtakingly bad faith takes began pouring in from all species of propagandist, be they former assistant FBI directors-turned FOX contributors or scum-sucking bottom-feeding fringe grifters.
Chris Swecker, a former Justice Department official, went on FOX and wondered whether it was part of the Democratic “get out the vote effort:”
“We’re already seeing a little bit of a pattern. They’re going to be looking at this as a potential terrorist motive, whether it’s on one side or the other. And as you correctly pointed out earlier. This doesn’t necessarily mean someone is espousing some sort of conservative ideology and targeting Democrats. It could be someone who is trying to get the Democratic vote out and incur sympathy.”
FOX News contributor and world’s largest baby Harlan Hill took to Twitter to complain about how none of the bombs exploded:
Can we get an expert on TV to explain why none of these devices detonated?
The one at @CNN was literally taken out of its packaging.
This doesn’t make sense to me.
World’s worst bomber? pic.twitter.com/AxswXMIzGv
— Harlan Z. Hill (@Harlan) October 24, 2018
Rabble-rousing radio host Rush Limbaugh claimed that there was no way this could have been done by conservatives because “Republicans just don’t do this sort of thing.” That claim is absolutely ridiculous, considering that right-wingers have a long history of bombing black community centers and abortion clinics.
— Media Matters (@mmfa) October 24, 2018
Candace Owens, astroturf libertarian organization Turning Point USA’s spokeswoman, took to Twitter and stunned the network by claiming there was a “0%” chance that the bombs were done by conservatives while linking the bombings to yet another racist, disgusting conspiracy theory.
I’m going to go ahead and state that there is a 0% chance that these “suspicious packages” were sent out by conservatives.
The only thing “suspicious” about these packages, is their timing.
Caravans, fake bomb threats—these leftists are going ALL OUT for midterms.
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) October 24, 2018
Newsmax co-host and former NYPD officer John Cardillo had this to say on the subject:
When you watch:
– Scalise shot
– GOP pols harassed
– Holder say "kick 'em"
– Obama say "throw them out"
– Hillary say only civility if Dems win
– Waters say harrass Trump supporters
– Antifa beating people
It's only logical to question who actually sent the bombs.
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) October 24, 2018
Taken together, it’s clear that the right-wing is experiencing a terrible case of “thou doth protest too much.” They know that they’re responsible for this and are busy trying to redirect the blame as hard as they can — and we cannot allow them to succeed.
Trump backers who have suggested the bombs are a liberal hoax:
Mike Flynn Jr.
— Jon Swaine (@jonswaine) October 24, 2018