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Red State Twitter Hack Proves ‘The Moderate Voice” Isn’t

I’ve been saying for a long time now, that “The Moderate Voice”, isn’t.

We see yet another example this morning where the writers there decided jump on a story with both feet [1]without even bothering to check any other possibilities than the one that makes the right look the worst:

I know that movement conservatives have been behaving in incredibly bizarre ways since Obama took office, but this, I think, might set some kind of record. Erick Erickson, the founder of RedState, which is supposedly the most influential political blog on the right, posted this tweet tonight:
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Of course, the writer at the supposed ‘moderate voice’ then goes on to appeal to authority on the matter, to back her claim:

John Amato at Crooks and Liars provides details, with some help from a twitterer who discovered Erick’s tweet:

I’m not even going to bother with the rest of it.

I can’t say I have ever been more disgusted, for having labeled the claims of ‘moderate’ correctly, before. For all of the claims of moderation the Gandleman claims  you’d think he’d have actual moderates, as opposed to what he clearly has now, which is clearly a band of leftists posing as moderates to gain some kind of gravitas.

How can I say such a mean thing?  Well, for one thing, you would think that at least one of them would have noticed the news articles of the last couple days.  For example, this one. [3]

It seems Twitter is still having its share of security [4] trouble, because according to Cnet [5], a person by the name of Hacker Croll was able to hack into a Twitter administrator account, by guessing the secret question to reset the administrator’s password on a Yahoo e-mail account where the Twitter password was located. This person was also able to view the details of 10 other accounts including Britney Spears and Ashton Kutcher according to screenshots [4] posted to a French blog site.

Interesting to me how the all observant author in Joe Gandleman’s stable didn’t appear to notice these news reports.By my count there’s a bit over 50 of them right now. The way these things usually go, there’s far more in the way of security issues then there is security breach reports.

Let’s face it, John Amato is a lost cause, as is the aptly named [6]Crooks and Liars [6]. Always have been. I don’t expect anything approaching honesty out of anything coming off that particular site.  Then again, they’re not claiming to be moderate like “The Moderate Voice”, are they?

My suspicion is that there’s some dirty play going on here.  Either Moderate Voice fell for it foolishly, or was in on the thing from the get go.  Same goes for Crooks and Liars in my view.


Added thoughts: This stuff will obviously go away. We’re not, for example, going to see Memeorandum pick up [7]any further comment on it, and the whole thing will likely go quiet on us.  But, this is the kind of undercurrent of skulduggery conservatives contend with all the time.  Even from supposed freindlies.