Well, this is certainly a popular blog. The ridiculous details outlined here, along with the hilarious article in Globe, lead me to believe that this is all just another amatuer Sinclair Swift Boat attempt. Considering how he has failed not one, but two lie detector tests on the claims, and uh, attempted to hit up YouTube users for cash, the man becomes more and more ridiculous by the minute. Larry is pressing on, of course, with a whole new set of conspiracy theories, but considering the fact that the polygraph was his own challenge, and he failed his own challenge, it’s time to let this rest.
This whole Sinclair thing has made its way around various other right-wing blogs in the blogosphere since the posting of this, and I don’t have the time or interest in tracking them all down. I’m sure there are plenty more Ron Paul supporter and non-Ron Paul supporter blogs posting this story now, since whitehouse.com has offered a $100,000 bounty on the lie detector test.
The point of this blog was to document the web footprint of this story as of the date and time that it was posted. 2008-01-29
12:03:46 am. The results I documented represented all of google’s results at that date and time searching for “larry sinclair”+obama. Every blog that appeared in the results at that time that considered the video credible is linked to here. I’ve excluded blogs like dlisted and other blogs who called Sinclair a “toothless crackhead.” I also excluded message board posts, which are meaningless, since anyone can sign up and post on any message board, though the results did include the Ron Paul forums, and other reliable news sources like the Kumho Tires message board.
I’ve included Cao’s blog here, which was the only blog to register on that google result on that date that wasn’t a self-identified Ron Paul supporter.
Meanwhile, some of the blogs listed below are now beginning to retro-actively withdraw their Ron Paul endorsement as a response to this blog. Why? Because Ron Paul repudiated the 9/11 Truthist kooks, of course. Now that Larry has evidently failed two polygraphs, the question is, were the Ron Paul bloggers who were around at the start of this taken for a ride, too? I suspect so. They were the perfect army to get the ball rolling, then Obama supporters took the bait, and kept it rolling. Then, it blew up to what it became. In the end, it looks like we were all duped into playing along. Though, some of the blogs listed below are now reporting on the results of the polygraph tests with new conspiracy theories involving the credibility of the “expert” who administered it, how it’s more likely for a truthful person to have a false negative, etc. etc. I suppose it will go on forever, so long as people keep playing the game.
By now, many of you have seen the laughable claims of this man:
READ: Toothless crackhead alert!
“Mr. Sinclair” has given zero proof and absolutely few details about his life to support any sort of credibility.
There appears to be substantial proof, however, that this is originating and/or being perpetuated from the Ron Paul support base
What proof? Do you ask?
Folks, I work in the internet biz, too, and I know how this works. You post this on blogs, message boards, spam craigslist with it, submit it to sites like Digg and Mahalo, and eventually, you have thousands of google search results. What is undeniable, though, is that there is a distinct web footprint evident on the spread of this nonsense.
The first blog to report this “story”, and subsequently, a statement from “Larry Sinclair” was the blog http://anndavis.blogspot.com. Ron Paul Supporter.
Subsequently, “Larry Sinclair” appeared on the Jeff Rense show. http://rense.com. A conspiracy theory radio show that lends credence to such stories as “Monica Lewinski was an Israeli Operative, sent to bring down the Clinton White House.” Jeff Rense is a Ron Paul supporter.
The viral nature of the spread of this video, and the subsequent conspiracy theories about mainstream media suppression are trademarks of the extreme Paul supporters, and their “Truthism” cause. See Truthism.com if you have several hours to waste reading complete nonsense, assuming you don’t go blind from the horrific web design.
Note the other blogs in the blogosphere that are lending credibility to these claims:
We Saw That is a Ron Paul supporter.
DailyPaul.com needs no explanation.
The Pirate Bay is a torrent site that appears to have every word Ron Paul has ever said available for download.
RumorMillNews is a Ron Paul supporter.
Know the Lies is a Ron Paul supporter.
Freedom4um is a Ron Paul supporter which links directly to Ron Paul’s Official Site.
St0ckman.blogspot.com is a Ron Paul supporter.
Mrsircy.blogspot.com is a Ron Paul supporter.
Bloh.balder.org which is in Finnish or trekkie or something is a Ron Paul supporter.
Libertypost.org is a Ron Paul supporter.
TheLastDaysBulletin is a Ron Paul supporter.
ThePowerHourNews is a Ron Paul supporter AND fundraiser.
A URL, Gay08.com redirects to the YouTube video. Wisely, the domain was registered with private registration. The first reference to the URL is listed on the GodlikeProductions.com message board by a user named TroyDungeon, who is a Ron Paul supporter:
GodlikeProductions itself is a site full of Ron Paul supporters.
These are the sites which link to and/or attempt to lend credibility to “Mr. Sinclair’s” ridiculous charges. Every single one of the blogs pushing this video as credible are Ron Paul supporters.
So, I believe the real news story here is: why are Ron Paul’s supporters so invested in this story?
You’re seriously disgracing your candidate. You are, in fact, doing your candidate more harm than good. There are two distinct Ron Paul “campaigns.” There is the official Ron Paul campaign, and there is the Ron Paul internet “campaign.” Go to any city’s Craigslist, and you will be inundated with nonsensical posts that Ron Paul will indeed secure the Republican nomination.
This same Ron Paul unofficial “campaign” has even led trouble to Ron Paul’s doorstep, as this Wired article details. Frankly, this Larry Sinclair nonsense amounts to nothing more than that. Yet another CRIMINAL internet campaign being fueled in mass by Ron Paul supporters.
Now, fuck off.
UPDATE: “Larry” is now directing threats at me for slander lawsuits.
DO NOTE that I am not implicating Ron Paul himself or the Ron Paul campaign in anything. I am simply documenting, through links on these sites, that every site out there that is pressing this issue has identified themselves as Ron Paul supporters. Bring it on, Larry. Bring it on!
UPDATE: Larry states that he will be on the internet radio show “The Right Perspective.” Whether “NewsGuy2005″ is Frank or John (note how every hit for “NewsGuy2005″ lists the url therightperspective.com in its tagline, mostly announcements of shows) is unclear. What is clear is that NewsGuy2005 is the official spokesperson for the show, and that NewsGuy2005 is a Ron Paul supporter.
Neil Cavuto was totally PWN3D by Dr. Paul when FOX News tried to do a “rope-a-dope” on the Texas Congressman:
Also notice how FOX News brought Dr. Paul on to talk about the effect holiday ads have on the election, then side-swiped him with this question about a lousy $500 donation.
It’s very strange how Dr. Paul barely cracks the two-digits in the polls yet the MainStream Media goes after him with hit pieces like this and the one over at LGF… they must really be scared that Dr. Paul’s message will resonate when the public realizes they don’t have much of a choice between Hitlery/Obumba and the cardboard cutout figure the Republicans will prop up for their nominee.
I absolutely LOVE how Ron Paul handled this obvious hit piece by FOX News… don’t take their lies and deception, Dr. Paul!
NewsGuy2005’s post on freerepublic.com regarding the Sinclair interview was deleted. Moderator’s note for the thread:
This thread has been pulled.
Pulled on 02/01/2008 2:30:48 PM PST by Admin Moderator, reason:
No thanks to Rense et al.
The Right Perspective has removed the blog posting announcing the show.
Update: Larry “cancelled” the interview last week, after, of course, having to rush to the emergency room or whatever bullshit story he made up, or whatever. Nevermind the fact that he was on YouTube all night.
Anyhow, here is the link to it. Feel free to listen for yourself and see how batshit crazy this fool is. He’s apparently convinced now that David Axelrod and Barack Obama have hired people to make fun of him on YouTube, or whatever. Yes. Anyone who thinks you’re a dipshit, Larry, must be on the payroll. Anyone with half a brain knows you’re a dipshit. I’m on nobody’s fucking payroll. Obviously, you aren’t either.
Anyhow, I wish I could take back the time I wasted listening to that stupid show. On the full show, they began by referring to Obama as “Jungle Boy”. Yeah, real fucking reliable, you mealy-voiced racist kooks! Apparently, they’re skipping right past the Alien conspiracy Ron Paul kooks, and straight to the racist newsletters and radio show Ron Paul kooks. Bravo.
STILL MORE CRAZY UPDATES: Cao insists that he is not a Ron Paul supporter, which somehow would negate the overwhelming Paultard support for this nonsense. I have issued Cao my own Larry Sinclair challenge, and Cao won’t put his money where his mouth is. Just for you, Cao, I’ll clear this up. This is being spread by 99.9% Ron Paul supporters, and one guy with a severe noncommittal mancrush on Ron Paul.
And, even funnier, Larry Sinclair says he filed a civil lawsuit against David Axelrod and the Obama campaign for illegally investigating him and “slandering” him. This, of course is based on some blog and message board posts by some totally random dudes who, uh, signed up for a free account on democrats.org.
Larry, keep it up. You’re the funniest man on the internets!
YET ANOTHER update:
The Smoking Gun has a copy of the lawsuit on its site: Slanderous Kook: I’m a Slander Victim. It’s a really small world, because I have family in Duluth. I’ve been to Duluth several times. Larry, you live in the crackhead part of town, in the middle of the broken down old factories and train yards. You’re in more danger from just living there than you are due to this nonsense. Next time I’m going to be in Duluth, let me know what corner you’ll be on, and I’ll drop you some change so you can get yourself an order of tots at Taco John’s.
I do have a serious question, Larry. I googled the address listed on the court papers (and you can knock off your posturing toward the Smoking Gun regarding that. You filed the stupid papers, so they are public record). I matched up the address and my question is why do you live in an “elderly and assisted care facility?”
WTF? You live with your grandma???
The towers are Section 236 HUD subsidized low- income housing. Occupancy requirements: Elderly and handicapped.
So, uh, exactly what kind of “handicap” are we talking about here? Anyone care to guess?