Why are we even TALKING to terrists, huh?Jim Hoft, officially the stupidest man on the Internet, possesses analytical powers beyond the ken of the ordinary human. For instance, he is able to cut right through the liberal media’s silly distinctions between “Libyan mobs who killed Americans” and “The Libyan Government that America supports” to get to the simple truth: All Ayrabs BAD cauz America-killers. Take, for instance, his subtle explication of the situation in Libya. Where a lefty publication like the Washington Times might describe President Obama contacting Libya’s President Mohammed Magarief to “thank him for the cooperation the U.S. has received from the Libyan government in responding to the attacks on the U.S. Embassy” (OK, it was a consulate, but this is the Moonie Times, after all), Hoft cuts through the bullshit, ignores the trivial fact that the Libyan president has apologized for the attack, and gets right to the truthiness:

Fairly Unbalanced

See? Why even mention what kind of “support” the two presidents discussed, when you can simplify like that? Strunk and White would be proud of that headline’s economy and straightforwardness. (Even so, FoxNation somehow managed to out-idiot Jim Hoft: Their headline for a link to Hoft’s blog was “Obama Calls Libyan President to Thank Him After US Ambassador Murdered.”)

Warning: Graphic images after the jump

Hoft also repeats what is becoming a right-wing alternate reality: Where most reports, including comments by the President and Secretary of State Clinton, describe Libyans who were not involved in the attack carrying the body of Ambassador Christopher Stevens to a hospital, the right has decided that a jubilant mob of “Islamists dragged the dead body of US Ambassador Christopher Stevens from the consulate after he was murdered.” Is this a photo of a body being “dragged through the streets” by his crazed killers, or a photo of would-be rescuers trying to carry an injured or dead victim to a hospital?

We have seen photos of mobs desecrating corpses, as in the 1992 “Blackhawk Down” incident in Somalia (warning: disturbing images in that link), and have yet to see a single one where someone in the “crazed mob” put their arms around the victim’s torso to lift the body. A member of a crazed mob is probably not going to carefully put his cellphone in his mouth to free up a hand. Bodies being dragged through the streets are usually DRAGGED ON THE FUCKING STREET, pulled by their arms or ankles. Would-be rescuers, or people trying to get a dead body to the hospital, may very well clumsily carry the person like this:

If video emerges of Ambassador Stevens’ body actually being dragged or desecrated, we will of course condemn that. But this looks like an attempted rescue to us.

It is probably also worth mentioning, not that it will carry any weight with assholes like Jim Hoft, that Secretary Clinton’s statement on the U.S. – Libya security discussions

noted that the consulate’s Libyan security forces stood with U.S. security forces in defending the consulate buildings.

“One of the local militias that was friendly to the embassy came to assist as well,” the official added, “and I think that really speaks to the relationship that we have built with Libya.”

OK, now that everyone is thoroughly disgusted at all of humanity, here is a palate-cleansing bit of hope for y’all: Buzzfeed has run two sets of photos of Libyans apologizing for the attacks. Join us in having a good weep, if you please:

(The Atlantic also provides some translations of the signs in Arabic.) Of course, even these images are subject to interpretation. A couple of Buzzfeed commenters, noting that some of the signs in English were held by different people in different photos, declared the whole thing “nothing more than a well staged photo-op.” Thank you, NSA photo analysts of Facebook. We appreciate your vigilance.

Update: Hey, you know how the Islamophobes are always saying that you never see moderate Muslims condemning terrorism? Maybe it’s because you can show them photos of moderate Muslims condemning terrorism, and they’ll just decide the whole thing is fake.

Sigh… OK, you may go back to being thoroughly disgusted at all of humanity now.

[Gateway Pundit / Buzzfeed / The Atlantic ]

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  • DaSandman

    Isn't that Mittens campaign manager? Someone is missing a few chromosomes.

  • docterry6973

    Romney will say the same thing before dinner tonight.

  • Indiepalin

    "Stupidest person on the internet"? – not as long as I'm around

  • gullywompr

    I apologize to the entire planet for the existence of Jim Hoft.

    And Fox Nation also too.

    We are doomed as a species.

  • Not_So_Much

    Why let any truth get in the way of being early and salacious?

    Also, Jim Hoft may be the ugliest albino woman I've ever seen.

    • If Edgar Winter had gone to Regent University…

  • freakishlywrong

    Yes. With assholes like Hoft, Mittens and Malkin, (et al), the U.S.A is indeed sorry and sad.

    • freddymcmurray

      We have the trifecta of shame in St. Louis: dim Jim Hoft, Dana "batshit crazy" Loesch, and a million Limbaughs.

  • I'd go further and call it a false flag attack by classified drones that look and sound like an ugly street mob on our own embassy to trick Romney into giving his heartfelt statement (since it's never too early to stand up for America) and rolling into a master plan to get him hung by the liberal media.

    • GeorgiaBurning

      Breitbart, is that you??

    • Barrelhse


  • BaldarTFlagass

    OT, just notified by email that as a result of the Affordable Care Act, one of my federal benefits (up to $5,000 worth of medical, including prescriptions, can be paid for with pre-tax money), has been cut in half (and I have used the full $5,000 for the last three years). Well, hell, if it helps someone less fortunate than me, fine. But between this and the “not having a pay raise or cost-of-living adjustment since January 2010,” I reckon that the Combined Federal Campaign is going to be sucking hind tit this year. Sorry, no-kill shelter; maybe next year…

    • Terry

      Our Health Care Flexible Savings accounts. I got that email, too.

      The pool of money available for performance bonuses and awards for our folks has been cut to the bone. Basically, they don't exist any more.

      • BaldarTFlagass

        Yeah. My bonus this year (and I was maxed out): 12 hours award time-off.

        • Terry

          $500 before taxes and the scorn of a less than thankful nation, or so it feels at times.

          • If it makes any difference, you two, I, at least, am grateful to you public servants for all that you do.

          • Terry

            Thanks, it's good to hear now and again.

          • Yeah, federal employees aren't exactly rolling in it, nor have they been. My father worked for the FAA and I can remember my mom checking the mailbox for the income tax refund check so we could go on vacation.

            David Brooks had a column today about how "Economy II" (government workers) is becoming a drag on "Economy I" (the incorrectly term private sector) and how it must be reformed–i.e. gutted.

            David Brooks can suck my sweaty balls.

          • David Brooks is a blight upon this nation and a blot upon its escutcheon. I should like to wind his testicles around his neck until his fat face turned purple, but that would probably meet with disapproval, so I shall continue to fantasize that parasitic aliens are nomming his brainz, such as they are.

            Driftglass, for those who follow his wonderful blog, just filleted him again today. I despise that mealy-mouthed scum for his deliberate attempts to hoodwink his readership by appealing to its best, most noble, and most liberal instincts.

          • greenloner

            Yes, yes, yes to the last sentence of this comment of yours. I had to quit watching the Newshour on Fridays because I could no longer stand to watch David Brooks carrying water for the wingnuts of the Right.

    • HistoriCat

      Yeah – that does suck.. I guess they decided that too many of the people socking away the full amount were higher ups. Not surprising considering the poor people can't afford to do without that money in the first place and just hope they don't need it. Also, they should have killed the "use it or lose it" rule – that bugs the shit out of me.

  • Also check out the SMIRK on Mitt after he delivered his brilliant statement about Obama congratulating the terrorists or whatever:

    • freakishlywrong

      Clueless, entitled asshole. *hatelaugh*

    • good god man that is totally NSFW

      • sullivanst

        Where W = this World?

    • Doktor Zoom

      Needless to say, Smirking Mitt Walking Away From Stuff is now a meme.

    • sullivanst

      There's a face for punching, if ever I saw one.

    • BerkeleyBear

      "Nailed it."

      He actually makes Bush's tic/smirking seem genuine by comparison.

    • el_donaldo

      Then you're going to love what they're doing over at Lawyers, Guns, & Money.

      • Native_of_SL_UT

        Paging Doktor Zoom.
        Please, please give us a caption contest on Wonkette with these pictures too.

    • He thinks he's so fucking smart.

  • UnholyMoses


    Jim Hoft is the stupidest fucking person on the entire goddamn planet and maybe even in the Milky Way galaxy, not just on the Internet.

    I will wait for you to edit the post accordingly.

    **crosses arms, taps foot**

    • Doktor Zoom

      Look it this way: He is the stupidest man. He is also on the Internet.

      • UnholyMoses

        Touché …

    • gullywompr

      His stupidity is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mindbogglingly big it is.

      • Doktor Zoom

        Don't panic!

  • Grief_Lessons

    That is unreal. In the sense of having nothing to do with reality.

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      Give Faux News credit for tagging the article accurately. I was going to suggest that they should make "Unreal News" a regular category for their productions … but it would pretty much swallow up all of their "political" reporting.

  • HogeyeGrex

    Shorter Jim Hoft: "Get my wallet. It's the one that says 'Dumb Motherfucker' on it."

    • Years ago I worked at a fish hatchery in Arkansas. One of the old guys who couldn't read asked me what was etched into his leather wallet. It said "Space Cadet."

      • Jus_Wonderin

        Oh, big grin. Big grin.

      • BaldarTFlagass

        Arkansas? Was he the Director of the Hatchery?

  • el_donaldo

    My stupider relations are all over Facebook with this shit. I tried, Lord, I tried, to correct some of it early on, but I gave up. Every thought in their mind when exposed to any excitement from the Middle East condenses into "Obama Muslim Terrorist USA USA USA" and it always will.

    • sharethegrief

      My sympathies. I'm starting to think a more appropiate name is Fecebook.

      • tessiee

        I started calling it assbook after someone posted a chart that showed how President Obama had improved benefits for veterans, and one of the FIRST THREE comments was, "Obama doesn't care about veterans. What has he ever done for them except take away their benefits?".

        • sharethegrief

          Assbook is good. Here's what I read today:
          "I can't attribute this to a particular person but I heard that Obama agreed to give up Israel in exchange for getting bin Laden."
          The stupid is everywhere.

    • Native_of_SL_UT

      And they completely fail to see that they are just like the people running through the streets in the Middle East. They too see the extremists on the other side of the world and think that they represent the mainstream.
      The only difference between them and the rioters is that they are fat, lazy Americans.
      My solution to achieve peace in the Middle East is to make them like us so they don't take to the streets. Our US foriegn aid should consist solely of giving each person in the Middle access to a flat screen TV with DirectTV and an Xbox. Then they could relieve their frustrations with Sex Games Las Vegas and killing aliens as Master Chief like good Americans do.

      • Doktor Zoom

        "The only difference between them and the rioters is that they are fat, lazy Americans."

        Thank the Lord for small mercies.

        OK, great big slowly-waddling mercies.

        • sullivanst

          big slowly-waddling mercies.

          Hoverround libel!

    • This is the kind of thing that makes me glad I'm not on facebook. I kinda hate facebook. And teh twitter too.

      • <cringe>

        • Present tweeters and facebookers excepted, of course.Hugz teh Z.

          • Honest, I only use it for political work. (Hugs the Star)

    • Barrelhse

      You must look forward to Thanksgiving.

      • el_donaldo

        Actually, face-to-face it's not bad. Though Thanksgiving 2008 was rough going, I admit.

  • Your move, Pam Gellar.

  • Can we send this douchebag and his fellow travelers to Kiribati, tie them to palm trees and let the man-made global warming lift the tide of retribution?

  • Goonemeritus

    After three aborted attempts at snark I settled for flicking a bugger at his screen picture.

    • tessiee

      Or a booger, also too.

    • Barrelhse

      You're just not into scat, then?

  • Wow, Alex Lifeson's really let himself go.

    • BaldarTFlagass

      All those years of incessant touring and recording with Rand-ian drummer/lyricist have finally caught up with him.

  • Pragmatist2

    How did people get to be this stupid?

    • UnholyMoses

      My guess: As a child he ate big bowls of lead paint chips for breakfast.

      That, or head trauma.

    • Monsieur_Grumpe

      Home-schooled by a TeeVee stuck on FOX.

    • HogeyeGrex


    • freddymcmurray

      Busch beer.

    • Some are born stupid, some achieve stupidity, and some have stupidity thrust upon them

      • GemlikeFlame

        And some embrace it with open arms.

  • UnholyMoses

    Hoft is one of the reasons Wonkette bans us from wishing a good a skullfucking on anyone.

    Even if it'd be justice.

    • tessiee

      It would be the first time that skull had anything in it.

  • BaldarTFlagass

    Pasty pale asshole is pasty, pale, and an asshole.

    • anniegetyerfun

      What happened to his face? Was he born like that?

  • That face, the Face of Derp.

    • freakishlywrong

      Sooooooooo punchable.

  • Oblios_Cap

    The chickenhawks on the right are scared of their own shadows, so you know Arab-y people are satan personified to them. Washing wingnutz urine-soaked sheets keeps many a laundromat open these days.

    Hoft is kinda stupid looking, too.

  • mustangsavvy

    Jim Hoft just looks stupid. It's good that we have confirmation that he is in fact a fucking idiot.

    • sewollef

      Which liberal, communist was it that said [and I'm paraphrasing here]:

      "It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt".

      Was it that Maurice Switzer ?

      • HistoriCat

        You are good!

  • Jus_Wonderin

    Wonkette is making me stabby today.

    • YouBetcha

      Ditto. I might have to hit the likker in my office as a preventative measure.

    • Go look at the nice pictures of your fellow Wonketeers.

  • damn near the ugliest too.

  • hagajim

    Man, I can't even find the words. Sad that this happened and pathetic that these people (the Hofts of the world) even exist.

  • chicken_thief

    Hoft, Frankenstein called and wants his hair back.

    • proudgrampa

      That's "Fronkensteen…"

  • mavenmaven

    I suppose, by this reasoning, that today we are all Timothy McVie.

    • BaldarTFlagass

      I'd rather be John McVie, banging Christine McVie.

      • sullivanst


        I guess it's time travel day on Wonkette, though – the McVies divorced in the 70s.

        • BaldarTFlagass

          True that, but I recently saw an interview with John M, and he still wishes he was with(in) her…

        • bobbert

          I assume the "Perfect" was intentional. Well spotted.

          • sullivanst

            Yes indeed :)

      • Woof.

  • PsycWench

    Maybe this guy is the stupidest person on the internet, but he has a slew of dopplegangers on Facebook.

    • BaldarTFlagass

      Their name is Legion, and they are many.

      • HogeyeGrex

        Their name is Lesion, and they are disgusting.

  • Wadisay

    Jim Hoft is clearly lobbying for the Secretary of State slot in a Romney administration.

    • Oblios_Cap

      John Bolton has that position locked up.

  • HogeyeGrex

    Of course, maybe he's thanking Libya's Prez for this.

    Whupsie, Jimbo.

  • NorthStarSpanx

    The real crime here is Jim's hair cut.

    Those poor diplomats.

  • Studpiest Person on the Interwebs is a major prize, although I think his commenters are even more deserving than he is.

    • Native_of_SL_UT

      It should be corrected to say "stupidest person who is paid to be on the interwebs", but that's only because Breitbart is still dead.

  • oenspiek

    That pic looks like a rescue attempt to me, too. I wonder if the man carrying Stevens can be identified.

    As for Hoft, his title is well-deserved.

  • PeaceWithHonor

    We don't do nuance. It makes our little brains hurt.

  • BaldarTFlagass

    Why does my Wonkette look so weird?

    • I thought it was just me. Thank god the mescaline wore off.

  • Baconzgood

    What a fucking bunch of fucks. People died and they are making this a political football. It's unconscionable. If my comment is removed I understand but these fucks need kicked in the fucking na'ads with golf shoes really really fucking hard.

    (this comment is 100% snark free)

  • PuckStopsHere

    He's only the stupidest person on the internet because Mittens doesn't know how to log on….

  • chicken_thief

    Along the same lines (not all moozlins is bad), I watched a live shot of Cairo last night. When panned out away from the couple hundred or so protesters, the city (of 6M+) looked normal and tranquil.

    • Terry

      Have you seen any of the interviews with the protesters? The BBC had some on the radio. Turns out all the guys the BBC spoke with had never seen the movie or the movie preview on YouTube. They just KNEW, however, that America insulted Mohammed. It reminded me of when they interview pissed off tea baggers in this country, but arguably the protesters in Cairo were taking things a different route than the tea baggers.

      • Doktor Zoom

        Sort of like how Islamophobes just KNOW that the anti-terror rally is "fake."

    • Native_of_SL_UT

      According to Pat Robertson, that's because the rest of men were home beating their wives instead.

  • Neoyorquino

    You can't repel stupid of that magnitude. But we should probably try.

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    Wow, Brian Posehn has really let himself go.

    • tessiee

      The Former Mr. Tessie [watching Brian Poseyn on TV]: I don't look like that, do I?
      Me: Nah, he's tall.

  • Me_K_Cong

    The poor man is developing a chin-breast. I guess the nipple comes later.

    • BaldarTFlagass

      Isn't that the dictionary picture next to "wattle?"

  • A few assholes and their uneducated followers in Libya plus a few assholes and a their undereducated followers in the US are going to start a war where the rest of the good people in both counties will be killed. Perhaps if we took the few assholes in each country and put them together in a neutral country we could have a pretty good reality show.

    • Dudleydidwrong

      Dibs on the popcorn concession.

  • Schmannnity

    America will not rest until the perpetrators are in a naked pyramid in prison!

  • Texan_Bulldog

    Those pictures make me sad. RIP, Ambassador Stevens. That is all.

    • Agreed a thousand times. Those pics are appallingly sad. That anyone would try to make political hay out of such an event is unconscionable.

  • e_z

    No doubt it's just me but the guy looks John Oliver's (Daily Show) older, fatter, Ayran brother.

  • BaldarTFlagass

    I am so glad that it's Friday and I can turn off the computer and the dial back the rage-o-meter in favor of some nice peaceful college and pro football games over the weekend.

  • orygoon

    Snarkless teary over the little kid with the sign. Blessings on the good Libyan people. I hoped for good things for them when Gaddafi was being ousted, and still do.

  • prommie

    If being stupid on the internet is wrong, I don't want to be right. As I have and will continue to make abundantly obvious.

    • Monsieur_Grumpe

      I am symbolically right behind you. I would do it in person but those restraining orders are so annoying.

  • sullivanst

    A couple of Buzzfeed commenters, noting that some of the signs in English were held by different people in different photos, declared the whole thing “nothing more than a well staged photo-op.”

    Because, of course, nobody ever asks a friend to hold their sign while they go to the bathroom, or just because their arms are getting tired.

    • Doktor Zoom

      Or passes around one of the few signs in English when there's a Western reporter with a camera. It hardly invalidates the sentiment.

      ALL photos of demonstrations are "staged" to some extent — it's what a "demonstration" IS.

      • omrala

        ^^ This.

  • mr bojangles

    latest fox headline 'obama killed ambassador, dragged his body through the street, then fed it to dogs'

    romney demands obama present himself to him at once!!

  • no_gravity

    IQ of a fence post. Also, I've seen better looking fence posts.

  • sullivanst

    BTW, notice in the first picture of the crowd "dragging" Christopher Stephens, the guy with the cellphone in his mouth is wearing a Manchester United shirt. Clearly anti-West through and through, fucking turrurrst.

    Also too, they took him to a hospital where Doctors attempted to revive him for 90 minutes, and once his death was confirmed, the body was handed over to US officials. That's how mobs desecrating bodies always go down, isn't it?

    • Native_of_SL_UT

      These terrorists are doing it wrong. You're supposed to drag the body to a bridge somewhere, not a hospital.

      • anniegetyerfun

        See? Obama can't even get us attacked by the right kind of terrorist. This proves what a weak and ineffective leader he is.

    • Try telling RWNJs that. They'll probably come up with an explanation of why Moose-Lump Turrrrrsts Do Eeet Deeeferent. Or maybe it happened on Tuesdays, which is when MLT lift bodies instead of dragging them. Or sumpn.

    • Doktor Zoom

      Those soccer hooligans really get around.

      • tessiee

        "Call that a soccer riot? come on, lads, let's take them to school!" — Groundskeeper Willie

  • Peckerwood_Pete

    You know…. trying to determine who stupdiest man on the internet is would be as difficult as trying to determine who the smartest person in W. Virginaia is…

    • Native_of_SL_UT

      The smartest man from West Virginia is probably a NASCAR crew chief now.

      • Peckerwood_Pete

        actually, on second though….. the smartest person from W. Virginia has probably moved to another state by now…

  • frostbitefalls

    It does tear me up to see the pics of the counter-demonstrators. I mean, what did I do to deserve this show of sympathy and solidarity? Thank you, peaceful and rational people of the world.

  • BaldarTFlagass

    That thar is the face of the Master Race, raht thar.

  • C_R_Eature

    The Word of the Day: backpfeifengesicht

    • Doktor Zoom

      I love learning things.

      • C_R_Eature

        This Blog is so educational.

        • *You* should know, you're doing most of the edjumacating.

          • C_R_Eature

            You flatter me greatly. I don't hold a candle to the estimable Chich or the Good Doktor.

          • I love them both, but you still bring me the nicest gifts. Music, cephalopods, newfound monkey species, you bring the whole world into my little prison. Thank you. (Hugs you fondly)

          • C_R_Eature

            Why, thank you. Glad to bring a little sunshine.
            It you're going to be all huggy and cuddly with Historicat, you'll need some nice music, I think.

          • CRE, that was the cuddlesomest music as is. Thank you for that treasure.

          • C_R_Eature

            Lovely, aren't they? There's a pretty nice traditional music scene in the VA-MD-DC area and they're but one part of it.

          • tessiee

            I will perch shyly on your windowsill and eat sunflower seeds out of your palm.

          • And because I love you so, I will select the biggest, shiniest, best, and tastiest seeds for you. (Kisses the top of tessiee's head)

    • MosesInvests

      Israeli equivalent: PaDa"M (Partzuf Doresh Makkot)-a face asking for punches.

      • C_R_Eature

        Thank you. This will come in handy, I think.

      • Thank you. I will try to find someone to use it on.

    • tessiee

      As an acquaintance of mine used to say, "Nothing wrong with his mouth that a chair wouldn't fix".

      • Now *there's* another perfectly usable delight! Pity my chair-flinging days are mostly over.

    • PinkoMoonbat

      Or tête à claques, as they say here. A face made for hitting.

  • Blueb4sinrise

    I can't decide between
    GAH!!!!!!!!! , and

  • Guppy

    Clusterfuck is clusterfucked.

    Can we get some kitten pics up now?

  • BaldarTFlagass

    In the second picture from Libya, the word "represent" is misspelt, so obviously this apology is a totally insincere, jihadist Sharia apology.

  • elviouslyqueer

    I would argue that the most disturbing, graphic image in this post is the pic of Jim Hoft's batshit insane, porcine, multi-chinned, fat, and horrifically ugly stupid face.

    • tessiee

      It's a shameful part of our history, but only by acknowledging it can we be sure not to repeat the same mistakes.

    • anniegetyerfun

      I think that's an insult to batshit insane, porcine, multi-chinned, fat, horrifically ugly stupid faces everywhere!

  • A certain son of a mill worker was right: There are two Americas. And it's high-fucking-time people like this get out of my America and go back to their own under a rock version where they belong. I'm going to go out on a limb here and blame that fucker Nixon for letting this shitty march towards stupidity and intolerance thrive.

  • Weenus299

    This is so fucking sad. Rioting, stupidity, and that ugly motherfucker who has more power to spread his message of fuckheadedness than I do. The squeaky wheels are the fucking assholes.

  • BaldarTFlagass

    "A member of a crazed mob is probably not going to carefully put his cellphone in his mouth to free up a hand."

    "Nah, he was trying to get a close-up phone pic "selfy" of himself with the ambassador, but stupid Ay-rab hasn't quite figured out the procedure yet."

  • CrunchyKnee

    "Warning: Graphic images after the jump"

    What, that picture of that dumb fucktard, Hoft isn't graphic?

  • Scarletyoshi

    It's so fricking sad. We have a bunch of assholes fighting a holy war with each-other and the rest of us are stuck on the sidelines apologizing to each-other. Kind of which we could send em all to an island and let them work their shit out while the rest of us gets on with our lives.

  • I've seen people attacked by mobs. I've seen people in mobs trying to get someone to safety. These pictures are extremely disturbing, but I commend you for publishing them. I can say from my own experience that the people around the ambassador are not attacking him. People attacking someone who is down on the ground will often pose for photos of themselves smiling while stepping, standing on, or kicking the injured party. There's some kind of atavistic reflex in our brains that makes us want to demonstrate our part in the hunt and kill, and a foot astride the fallen seems to say it best.

    Reports from the scene indicate that the ambassador and one or more others were carried to cars and then rushed to the nearest hospital in an attempt to save their lives. The hospital had previously sent out an ambulance to retrieve the fallen, but the ambulance apparently got lost en route. Despite the prompt actions of the sympathetic Libyans on the ground, Chris Stevens, who was apparently greatly loved by the Libyan people who interacted with him, is dead. This is a sad thing, and should not be politicized by anyone. Most especially the slavering rightwingnutjob dolts who seem to see everything and anything as an excuse for renewed war.

    • BerkeleyBear

      Yeah, this is nothing like the Abu Gharib photos or the Somalis dragging the Rangers through Mogadishu, or the contractors hung off the bridge. Normally a group of attackers would either be posing to show dominance or you'd see them crowding the body to get their whacks in. Giving someone room to move is normally a sign of aid being rendered.

      • 'Tain't doing my PTSD any good, tho.

        • HistoriCat

          Come here, you! We'll comfort each other.

          • (Snuggles up in HistoriCat's warm belly fur) Hey, this is pretty nice!

          • Room for one more?

          • Cuddle in. Nothing like a warm, sweet-smelling kitteh.

    • Native_of_SL_UT

      Normally I would blast anyone who dares come onto Wonkette with a posting so serious it brings tears to my eyes, but these words are the best I have seen anywhere on this horrible situation.
      Thank you so much this, MittBorg, but please don't make a habit of it. My heart couldn't bear it.

      • (Hugs you) Don't worry, sweetie. I'm'a have to leave this thread, tho. (Pats your back) Sorry if I upset you too much.

        • Native_of_SL_UT

          It's OK. I had a wisdom tooth yanked yesterday so I'm focusing on the more pleasant things going on in my face right now.

  • I'm pretty sure that Dick Morris is on the internets, so he can't quite be the stupidest man out there.

  • Toomush_Infer

    What was that Dustin Hoffman movie – no, not the Rainman one, the one where they just fucking made shit up for the presidential campaign?….all right, Hoft does kind of look like Rainman, definitely….

    • viennawoods13

      Wag the Dog. Between Hoffman and de Niro- wow, brilliant acting. and, like Rain Man, a Barry Levinson film. It's one of my favorites.

  • Gleem McShineys

    I almost violated one of the Commenting Rules for Radicals, and asked "How the hell did he grow so big? Alaskan babyfood is filled with HGH?"

    • Doktor Zoom

      Yeah, I'm really glad you avoided saying that.

      • Gleem McShineys

        Retroactive baptism really works!

    • Oh, shit, that's a CRR? I bin saying all KINDS bad things about baybees!

  • I'm surprised Mr. Hoft missed the real story, which was Obama apologizing to Libya for having not killed our ambassador himself.

  • Why is he so white?

  • BerkeleyBear

    By this idiot's logic though, Libya's president is a muslim, muslims killed the ambassador, so the president must have killed him. Totally logical, for the crazy person.

    • anniegetyerfun

      Dude, I'm not even kidding, I am 100% certain that he believes EXACTLY that.

  • MonkeyMotion

    Given the obvious, innumerable, treasonous crimes committed by Obama during this latest 'incident', why haven't Darrell "Douchebag" Issa or Michele "Shit-For-Brains" Bachmann called for immediate impreachment hearings?

    Boy, the GOP is clearly losin' it…

    • Yeah, and where the hell is my personal favorite, Dinesh?

  • docterry6973

    Well this certainly gives me something to think about. Is Mr. Hoft a bigger ass if he believes it, or if he knows it is a lie?

  • lumpenprole

    I like the sputtering "UNREAL." Well, yeah, it totally is.

  • proudgrampa

    Speaking from experience: dragging a dead (or unconscious) person to safety looks like you're abusing a dead (or unconscious) person. It can't be helped — you're trying to get the dead (or unconscious) person to safety because the situation won't allow you to triage in situ.

  • lobsterboy22

    Jim's a good looking boy. What company is he underneath?

    • tessiee

      Did you mean whose company is he underneath?
      Because I'm guessing no one's, abso-fuckin-lutely no one's.

      • lobsterboy22

        O.K., "whose." Or maybe I should have said "beneath." Whose company is he beneath? Or even "within?" There's gotta be some connection.

  • BaldarTFlagass

    That haircut is the end result of being so homophobic that you won't even use a gay hairdresser.

  • dadanarchistmk2

    While much has been written about Jim Hoft's stupidity, not enough has been written about how much he looks like a penis crossbred with a mushroom.

    • anniegetyerfun

      This is my favorite comment today.

    • Doktor Zoom

      Now THAT'S media bias.

    • tessiee

      A penis crossed with a mushroom would serve a more constructive purpose.

    • I was FORCED to upfist your comment by all the LOLage.

  • DocChaos

    Stupidest man on the internet? Read the comments on his blog before you decide that.

    They would describe a fireman's job as dragging people through burning buildings.

    Republicans believe that Qaddafi was America's BFF and are concerned that Obama insulted the Muslim Brotherhood with his "not an ally" comment.

  • Buzz Feedback

    Whatever he paid for that haircut, it was too much.

  • Slightly OT, but just want to point out that notwithstanding the two privateers who were also killed, maybe just maybe "privatizing" embassy security helps adds to the problem? A couple of years ago I stayed at a hotel on the "safest block in Nairobi." Know why it was so safe? It was across the street from the Israeli embassy.

    Granted this was in Bengazi, not Tripoli, but still, seems to me in this region of the world we could be doing a bit better.

  • paulf40

    Wow, Bruce Vilanch has really let himself go.

  • OneYieldRegular

    *very, very heavy sigh*

  • zomgitsjesus

    It's gotta be the bath salts.

  • cousinitt

    I beg to differ with Herr Doktor's very first sentence. The powers of Ken far exceed that of Mr. Hoft. Why Caribou Barbie herself has often taken great pleasure in Ken's firm plasticity yet flexible manners while Hoft's most penetrating probes involve a bag of Cheetos.

  • Allmighty_Manos

    What, did Todd Akin shut down his Twitter account.

  • "… you can show them photos of moderate Muslims condemning terrorism, and they’ll just decide the whole thing is fake."

    Didn't you know? Conservatives are entitled to their own opinions AND their own facts! ('Cause theyz is special!)

  • ZN1300

    Is it too soon to talk about gun control?

  • Blunderthing

    "It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!" –Upton Sinclair.

    That's so snarky.

  • pdiddycornchips

    That guy with the cell phone in his mouth should probably get his affairs in order. He won't
    live to see another Monday.

  • Pithaughn

    Note to all media's, please add " and 65 years of military imperialism" to all stories that have something like " mob went apeshit over movie that depicted their prophet in a bad way".
    For instance the AP could add "and 65 years of military imperialism " to any of their pieces on angry Muslim protesters around the world.

    • pdiddycornchips

      I'd like to hear media types explain how they decided the guy who made that horrid film was an Israeli and it was funded by Jewish donors. After the violence, they decided to look into this claim and learned the fucking asshole was a Coptic Christian Egyptian with a history of fraud. Given the history of animus between Jews and Muslims, it might have been a good idea to check out the validity of this cocksuckers claims before
      broadcasting his lies around the world. Remember this next time one of these well paid twat waffles tells you how important the press is to a functioning Democracy. Assholes.

      • They "decided" that because Nakoula Basseley Nakoula told the people who knew him and worked with him that he was an Israeli Jew and that other Jews had donated the money to fund this piece of propaganda. It now appears that Pamela Geller's good friend Joseph Nasrallah was actually involved in the production. Stay tuned.

        But yes, they are the most godawful assholes. You and I, for example, immediately thought it was a setup. Why our brainless media bubbleheads didn't at least check more thoroughly, I don't know.

        • Doktor Zoom

          Yeesh. Geller is now calling criticism of these loons "The war in the information battlespace" and telling her readers that reporters trying to find out more about who actually made that crappy movie are engaged in

          the enforcement of sharia, just as brutal and unforgiving as it is in Muslim countries. The media's complicity in targeting freedom of expression, freedom of conscience and freedom of speech is savage. They are putting a fatwa on the heads of free thinkers. Intellectual terrorism.

          If it weren't for the fact that people are dying because of shits like her, it would be laughable.

          She also has a recording of herself haranguing a Newsweek reporter who asks some questions about Nasrallah, accusing him of "going after" him and seeking to "put a target on his head." Asking questions about that sort of thing is "a war on free speech, a war on our freedoms. You want people to sacrifice their freedom so as not to offend savages. You should really think about this. You should really think hard…I see the direction it's going is to criminalize free speech."

          • pdiddycornchips

            When will these fucking morons realize that free speech does not mean free of criticism? This asshole made a movie designed to incite violence. That doesn't forgive the violence but it doesn't make the the asshole immune to being called out for the piece of shit he is. This guy isn't hiding because he fears liberals, he's hiding because he fears one of those Arab terrorists he inspired with his dumb movie might chop his head off. What's Gellar's point here anyway? That the media, after mistakenly claiming this guy a Jew, should have just stuck with that story? Isn't Gellar a huge Israel supporter? I wonder if she asked the Israeli's how they feel about being dragged into this shit storm.

          • The Israelis are not happy at all, but they have their own problems to deal with right now. Netanyahu and Ehud Barak are split on the issue of Iran, and between local, regional, and international politics, this is all a fine to-do.

          • Doktor Zoom

            No, don't you see? Trying to get information out about people who say controversial things is equivalent to putting a price on their heads, because they are simply trying to expose the truth about the Worldwide Jihadist Threat. They must remain free to do their holy work in the shadows. Like Batman.

          • pdiddycornchips

            Gawd I need a Maker's Mark and a Zanax. Delving that deep into the wingnut rabbit hole will require some self medication.

          • Jesus! Pamela Geller has done more to *hurt* the cause of Jews than just about anything. She's worse than the fucking Likudniks, who at least are risking getting their asses shot and killed for spouting their putrid shit, and who at least can say that they have a right to spout that shit being as they're Israeli, and have a right to determine the future of their own nation, even if we think they're motherfuckers.

            Geller, there is no excuse for. She sits here comfortable in the US, and works to support causes and organizations that further hatred and division among people she will never have to sorrow over or comfort or pay for the healing of. Truly, it's a pity she can't be charged with sedition. A shonda fur die goyim.

      • Pithaughn

        Ah, my friend you have forgotten, we do not have a "press" anymore, just stenographers. If an alien who was semi educated landed today in north america it would most certainly conclude this is a fascist political system. the oligarchs control the mass media to a degree that makes dissent a suspicious activity. I have yet to hear or read a story that puts this mayhem into historical context.

        • Yes, after listening to one media idiot after another babble endlessly about the "Ryan Budget," I have yet to hear one of them ask for some specific numbers. What kind of budget doesn't have numbers? Why haven't our media pointed out that Ryan voted against any kind of budget all along, and his decrying of the President's budget is nothing short of abject hypocrisy?

          I must stop drinking so much tea, I'm getting downright shouty.

          • bobbert

            Fuck yeah. Back when I was a working stiff, one of the things I had to do was produce (and live with) budgets for my business units. Now, admittedly, these were only 20 or 30M budgets, but a key feature of all of them was:

            They weren't a fucking budget until they had fucking numbers in all the blanks. And the fucking numbers had to be supported with some kind of fucking justification. And people would attack the fucking numbers and their justifications, because that's how you find out if they make fucking sense.

            Fucking Paul Ryan has never done a fucking budget in his fucking life. He's a fucking Congressman — they're granted an office allocation and just fucking spend it.

            Fuck all these assholes.

            <sorry. rant over>

          • (Pats your back sympathetically) It's OK, dude. We're all feeling extra shouty and stabby ever since things went south in the mid-East.

    • viennawoods13

      65 years? The US occupied the Philippines in 1899.

    • tessiee

      "Note to all media's, please add " and 65 years of military imperialism" to all stories"

      Also, please add, "between the sheets" to all fortune cookie fortunes.

  • fawkedifiknow

    I looked at that picture of Hoft and then read the article. By the time I was done, I couldn't say for sure whether he looked so fucking stupid to me because of what I read about him, or just because he looks so fucking stupid, period.

    Anybody else ever have that problem?

  • MegPasadena

    Yesterday Brian Fischer was singing the same tune and mentioned Somalia as well.
    He thinks it's an act of war and wants to hang all the protesters on the neck dead.
    Pretty scary stuff.

    • anniegetyerfun

      This is the kind of thing that those folks enjoy masturbating to.

  • DahBoner

    "Good Lord! This feller doesn't even have a mustache" –The Amish

    • tessiee

      True story: Back when I worked in retail, one of my favorite customers was the guy who came into the store who had a mohawk hairdo AND an Amish beard.

  • cheetojeebus


  • When you look worse than Andy Warhol's corpse what else is there to do?

  • Shouldn't the alt text read "ANDY WARHOL'S FRANKENSTEIN"

  • Tundra Grifter

    Republican partisans are busy blaming our President and the Arab Spring for the massacre in Libya, and the attacks on American embassys and consulates in other nations.

    Of course they ignore history – they always do.

    During the eight years George Bush was President we had:

    2002: U.S. Consulate In Karachi, Pakistan, Attacked; 10 Killed, 51 Injured.
    2004: U.S. Embassy Bombed In Uzbekistan.
    2004: Gunmen Stormed U.S. Consulate In Saudi Arabia.
    2006: Armed Men Attacked U.S. Embassy In Syria.
    2007: Grenade Launched Into U.S. Embassy In Athens.
    2008: Rioters Set Fire To U.S. Embassy In Serbia.
    2008: Ten People Killed In Bombings At U.S. Embassy In Yemen.

    Just as (r)Money is distancing himself from his own record as governor of Massachusetts, responsible Republicans are distancing themselves from his premature statements.

    • Doktor Zoom

      If only we had a much, much larger military, no one would dare do that.

    • tessiee

      Maybe President Obama should attack and go to war with some random country that has nothing to do with Libya, and talk a lot of horseshit about how he "stands up to terrists".
      It worked for Dumbass.

    • anniegetyerfun

      But weren't most of the people killed in those attacks during the Bush administration locals? That's the key right there. It's only when a white guy* is killed that nutjobs care to criticize the black guy who runs the country.

      *Does not apply to enlisted white guys.

  • I guess the thing to take away from all of this is that, everywhere in the world, there are good, decent people who will risk reprisal to help a fellow human being. I only hope I can live up to that example.

    • I've been in some very strange situations in this life, and all I can say is, Yes, absolutely. Despite its ugliness and its flaws, this world is filled with good people, as well as bad.

    • Doktor Zoom

      Also, no good deed goes unpunished by morons who have no idea what they're talking about.

  • C_R_Eature

    Hey, Dok Zoom: I think we need to revisit This little blast email
    SPAM I got on August 27th for what looks like an egregiously incendiary anti-Muslum book on Amazon. For the Record, I never get this kind of spam.
    From the email, titled "Exporting Islamic Terrorism":

    Did you know that Mohammad was a drunken, child molesting, cowardly pimp? The Ayatollahs and Terrorists do not want you to know the truth about Islam and promise to harm you if you tell anyone. Fight back and read this well written, totally funny, parody on the founding of the so-called religion.

    The good non-biased reviews on "How Fatima Started Islam" are very accurate in describing this both laugh and insult per page well written novel featuring the always drunk proprietor of Mohammad's Saloon & Brothel. Still, available from and 234 truly funny pages at only $9.99. You will not be sorry, but do not import this book to the Middle East. The Terrorists DO NOT want you or anybody to read, publicize, promote,or purchase this book, they HATE the fact that this book exists and is being read. Buying this parody is not only sticking up for American freedom it is sending a big message to Islam.
    How Fatima Started Islam

    Something is Rotten, methinkst, and not in the State of Denmark.

    • Doktor Zoom


      Sure, we cover insanity and weirdness, but I'm not going to handle toxic waste. I've got Christianists to mock.

      • C_R_Eature

        And a full plate of Christiansts, too. Probably for the best.

        I do believe the linkage has been noticed, so we'll just stand back and let the Pros in Tyvek suits handle this one.

    • viennawoods13

      I should not have clicked that link. When I started looking at "Customers Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed", the items that came up were very very disquieting.

      • C_R_Eature

        Yeah, you know what? I think this thing is "Best Left Alone" I feel like I've dug up a live artillery round. A very ugly live artillery round, with very ugly friends. I'll let the bomb squad handle this one.

        • (Hugs you) Take it easy out there.

          • C_R_Eature

            Thanks, I will.

            See, this is exactly the point. No telling who's watching. We get all cozy with each other, like this is a living room or something and we forget all about "spanky2b", Lurkers and the Troll Wars. We best all take it easy.

    • tessiee

      "The good non-biased reviews"
      …all confirm my beliefs. I mean, what are the odds, right?

      • C_R_Eature

        Why, yes. The people who are telling me exactly what I want to hear are telling me exactly what I want to hear. Those are the ones that are "Non-Biased." Q.E.D.

        It's like the Scientific Method, in that it is the exact polar opposite.

        • Doktor Zoom

          Kinda like asking a believer "So, is there anything that you think God disagrees with you on?"

          • C_R_Eature

            Well, He didn't listen to me about mosquitos being a Really Bad Idea and now look at the mess we're in. Now that you mention it.

  • Oof. He looks like Boris Johnson without the Old World charm…

  • pdiddycornchips

    The attack in Benghazi was likely the work of an Al Qaeda affiliate. Our ambassador was killed in a safe house he was taken to after the initial protests. Bad guys were waiting for them there which means it wasn't random, it was coordinated and likely an inside job,. I am certain the CIA is hard at work trying to figure out who is responsible. I have little doubt, given our intelligence network in Libya, they'll find them and kill them dead,. Given the idiocy of our political discourse, I assume Republicans will claim it was all a set up to help re-elect Barry. The Media will focus on this for a day or two and totally ignore the fact that wingnuts are fucking insane assholes.

  • tessiee

    Hey, Hoft!
    Gary Busey called; he wants his melanin back.
    also his crazy.

  • Barrelhse

    He's really a Don Martin cartoon, right?

    • Doktor Zoom

      It's really quite uncanny, isn't it?

  • bibliotequetress

    Maybe some of them are fake. Maybe not. You know what? I don't care. Year after year through my lifetime, I've seen photos and videos purporting to be the "man on the street" in Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, Libya, across the Middle East and North Africa, and inevitably this man –rarely but sometimes women– was burning something in effigy, throwing a rock, firing shots in the air. I don't doubt that anger and enmity towards the US, the west, and/or non-Muslims exists and is broadly spread. But I never believed that was representative of the all Middle Eastern citizens, and the violence endorsed was not shared by most Middle Eastern citizens. Even in those cases when it might reflect an emotion that was, justifiably or not justifiably, shared by the whole citizenry. Most of us are capable of complex feelings, complex thought. I never saw the videos and photos of that. I never saw anyone who disagreed with the methods or results of the fistpumpers and effigy-burners. I think those people exist. Maybe they were cowed. Maybe they spoke up but were drowned out by the drama. Maybe they agreed just enough with the protestors to not want to speak against them, but did not wholeheartedly agree. Maybe he or she did not want to be disloyal to this country or his religion or his family or his tribe, even when he disagreed to the gut with their actions or beliefs of them.
    And I never saw something staged as street theatre by a politician or faction leader that expressed sympathy. Many Middle Eastern politicians expressed support officially when the US or other western countries suffered losses, and that was covered in the western media. Again, I am sure that many people felt compassion when westerners were killed, but the public displays were largely negative.

    Maybe this is heartfelt or staged or likely both. I have certain been to enough rallies for causes I support to know that you can support the cause AND have a prefabbed sign. Regardless, I am touched that people wanted to express sympathy for the Ambassador and the consulate personnel. I am heartened that maybe someone actually thought staging a sympathetic rally was a good idea, if that's what happened. I am glad that this is getting some coverage. Out of this loss, maybe something good

  • Mm. Close-set eyes.

  • ElPinche

    Can we get a wha wha for Hillary Clinton kicking some ass out there? And props to Barack for keeping his cool and not beating the shit out of Romney for meddling in foreign affairs. That headline would be something , though.

  • Isyaignert

    Just look up "stupidest man on the Internet" and there's Jim Hoft's picture.

  • ElPinche

    This comic is kind of funny:

  • LibrarianX

    I thought Rove was the only slab of ham allowed to wear glasses.

  • TribecaMike

    I'll take a well staged photo-op over a clumsily handled one any day of the jihad.

  • TribecaMike

    A typical comment at gatewaypundit from "Patriot1776," who I can only assume is the reincarnation of Molly Pritchett's corncob pipe:


    If Romney is going to win in a landslide, why even bother to "get armed" for a "cival war"? Is an anti-Mormon/Papacy uprising in the works in the event that Romney and Ryan win? Is this comment part of yet another stealth marketing campaign by gun shops to increase sales? Does Turtle Wax really work wonders for old tin toys, as Antiques Roadshow claims? Will I run out of beer before 10 pm midnight?

  • PuglyDoRight

    Dude's got Jeff Daniel's "Dumb and Dumber" haircut. How appropriate.

  • ttommyunger

    "STUPIDEST MAN ON THE INTERNET…" True, but only because Senator Ted Stevens is bunking with Breitbart…BTW, my R/W FB Friends are defending the POS Video that caused all this uproar as "Free Speech". They really are.

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