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As if we needed another reason to think that the excitable Maureen Dowd and the empty headed Matt Damon are... well, excitable and empty headed... we get the newest raindrop in their river of blather as proof that their "research" into a subject seems to consist of hearing an unsupported claim and deciding it represent gospel truth. Our latest proof is that they both seem to have been taken in by a nutrooter lie, a fake quote that claims Sarah Palin said, "dinosaurs were here 4,000 years ago."
Both seem to have fallen for a parody of Governor Palin invented by a blogger who's post seems to have been taken literally. The following self-identified "fake Governor Sarah Palin Quote" was posted on August 30: "God made dinosaurs 4,000 years ago as ultimately flawed creatures, lizards of Satan really, so when they died and became petroleum products we, made in his perfect image, could use them in our pickup trucks, snow machines and fishing boats."
Damon's laughable little attempt at political analysis consisted of an interview he recently gave where he ripped into Governor Palin. He claimed he felt she was unqualified, yet then turned around one sentence later to say he knows nothing about her. Isn't that like claiming to be an expert on something then immediately admitting that you've never studied the subject? Near the end of the interview, Damon said. "I need to know if she really thinks dinosaurs were here 4,000 years ago, that's an important… I wanna know that, I really do."
Dowd's was her September 6 column, "Clash of the Titans," where she wistfully imagines a VP debate between Governor Palin and Senator Clinton with Clinton taunting Palin with the line, "I’ve got a little news flash for you, Annie Oakley. Dinosaurs disappeared a lot longer than 4,000 years ago."
So, how do these two darlings of the far left explain away their use against Palin of a known nutrooter lie? I suppose, like most leftists, truth doesn't matter to them if the end result is a win for their side. After all, for the left, the ends truly do justify the means.
The part where Damon repeats his nutrooter lie is at the end of the interview. I'd suggest skipping to the end if you want to save yourself some insufferably cocky, insensitive, and uninformed blather.
Pretty tough words for a college dropout, isn’t it? Of course, I am impressed that Damon attended Harvard at all, but he never did graduate and get his degree. Would I be wrong here to note that George W. Bush, at least, had the perseverance to stick it out to get his degree? I'm just sayin,' ya know? (Damon never did graduate Harvard, but lumped his schooling to chase Hollyweird.)
I guess our diminutive star has never seen that obscure cable station we call CNN. Even they knew that the dinosaur quote was dreamed up by a guy named Bob Salsbury from Olympia, Washington. (Bob can bee seen in early in the Palin Rumor debunking segment from CNN.)
Yet, our little friend Matt and Mo Dowd insist on pushing the meme anyway. Amazing, isn’t it?
(See also a great post on this at HotAir.com.)
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