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Stupidest Guest Blogger On Internet Unaware That Punctuation Can Denote ‘Sarcasm’

Gateway Pundit has the "shocker" of the year!Oh, Gateway Pundit… c’mon, guys, it’s time for you to just admit that you’re a wacky bunch of performance artists, isn’t it? Nobody can really be this stoopid, can they? Ah, but this is Mara Zebest, the Stupidest Guest Blogger on the Internet, who wrote an extended analysis of how Barack Obama was photo-shoopied into the Situation Room photo during the Bin Laden raid, because Pixels, so maybe we shouldn’t be so surprised. So here’s the Big Scoop, complete with all-caps in the headline: SHOCK CONFESSION: Bill Ayers Reveals He Is Author Of “Dreams From My Father” in Latest Book

And here’s Zebest’s astonishing evidence, from an announcement on Red Emma’s bookstore webpage promoting a reading by Ayers from his book Public Enemy: Confessions of an American Dissident:

Ayers reveals how he has navigated the challenges and triumphs of this public life with steadfastness and a dash of good humor — from the red carpet at the Oscars, to prison vigils and airports (where he is often detained and where he finally “confesses” that he did write Dreams from My Father) [emphasis added by Zebest -- Dok Zoom]

Yep. That’s it, all right. Zebest is so proud of her gotcha:

Finally, the truth comes out.
Obama’s biography was written by an unrepentant Marxist terrorist.

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Mara Zebest, we say this with all sincerity: You are very, very “smart.” Good “catch.” You have all us libruls “trembling” with “fear.” (Also, “Red Emma’s” is a brilliant name for a bookstore.)

Best thing about this? This post went up Wednesday evening, and even though one or two brave souls in the comments pointed out that the quotation marks here indicate sarcasm, the thing is still up and unrepentantly professing to be astonished at the brazen “confession” (we’ve saved a screenshot just in case it goes into the memory hole — Gateway Pundit doesn’t generally do corrections). Our favorite pair of comments:

bbwh: I’m not sure this is something new. We’ve seen the video of him caught at the airport, but his response to “admitting” he wrote the book is snarky and off.

He says it sarcastically. It’s a believe it or not type of statement. A mockery of the idea.

Radegunda: I think you’re right that he intends for his “confession” to be taken as a joke, and the quotation marks around “confesses” in this announcement indicate a spirit of jest.

That said, I don’t think that means the joke is actually untrue. The case for Ayers as ghost-writer of “Dreams from My Father” is quite strong, and the case for Obama’s non-authorship is even stronger.

Yup. After all, if Ayers weren’t, to coin a phrase, “kidding on the square,” he would actually deny it and release the videotapes of him not writing Obama’s book, instead of joking about it. This is exactly like that time that Obama admitted his Muslim faith and the Lamestream Media never covered it at all.

We would direct Ms. Zebest to a fairly basic explanation of how this all works, but everybody knows that Wikipedia is full of liberal bias (see, we just “admitted” it). Instead, how about a “link” to the “Blog” of “Unnecessary” Quotation Marks, “instead?”

The Ancient and Venerable Order of Greengrocer’s had no “comment” on the issue.

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Doktor Zoom Is the pseudonym of Marty Kelley, who lives in Boise, Idaho. He acquired his nym from a fan of Silver-Age comics after being differently punctual to too many meetings. He is not a medical doctor, although he has a real PhD (in Rhetoric and Composition).

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