On Thursday MSNBC took talking points from a story originally published at the Leftist blog directory Daily Kos. Turned out the story was a satire on the politics of gay marriage, and none of it was true. The tale of a self-sought boycott by Apple and Microsoft was republished at The Huffington Post. Just think about all the miss-the-boat types who didn’t catch the retraction.
That’s not the first time an MSNBC pundit got caught with his pants down after grabbing talking points from a Leftist blog, and it probably won’t be the last. The Daily Caller brought the MSNBC gaffe to the attention of the blogosphere.
The false news story isn’t really my point, though.