The Gateway Pundit
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The Gateway Pundit is a hard-right website oft cited by such "scholars" as Matt Drudge. The website spends most of the day complaining about Barack Obama and liberals, and the occasional flirtation with outright white supremacists. It is a fairly popular blog, allegedly getting 4-5 million views each month, once again proving that being popular doesn't necessarily make you right.
Since it's basically just another blog that keeps in line with a radical right point of view, you probably know the drill by now.
- Godwin's law invoked on Obama (surprise surprise) and the Daily Mail cited as a credible source.
- Godwin's law also invoked on environmentalists, because trying to do something about global warming is a "Fascistic/Statist (ie, Progressive) power grab". The site in general is consistent on its global warming denialism.
- Pushing Birtherism, mainly through just asking questions combined with appeal to authority, but sometimes they're more direct about it. Obama may also be a member of the Muslim Brotherhood.
- Red-baiting, because they don't realize the Cold War is over.
- Gun nuttery, such as claiming that universal background checks will lead to Stalin-like tyranny.
- Pandering to homophobes.
- Citing actual white supremacists, such as the European Union Times, Diversity is Crap, and the Council of Conservative Citizens
The top rated comments give us a good idea of who the site attracts.
"He is NOT BLACK he is an SUNI MUSLIM he looks black but his culture is Islamist! He speaks perfect araibec and can recite the call for prayer! Do you know a black man that can do that?????? Most black American men are Christians. He hates Christians, and he has a fake marriage! Its all fake!! First thing he did was delete all the words of GOD and take out any words of Islamists and change all the miranda rights--this isnt an American this is a traitor! He is not an American! They trained him he is an imposter! He didnt care about the 30 Navy seal tean six or Bengazi!!! He used the black people to get their vote! He is an actor!!" 181 upvotes, 0 downvotes
"Do you actually think OUR, *cough*, congress IS GOING to impeach the first black POS marxist muslim potus? *sigh* he NEVER should have been elected in the first place." 220 upvotes, 2 downvotes (Basically, 220 people don't understand that nearly all Marxists are atheists)
"Muslim in NOT a race of people, it's a Satanic cult!" 77 upvotes, 1 downvote
- Jonanism: What The Gateway Pundit does.
- Via Media Matters:
- "What is this? Obama’s Nazi America?"
- COMMUNIST INDOCTRINATION AT SCHOOLS AHHHHH!!!
- Damn liberals, teaching children Al Gore lies!
- Joe Arapio is the middleman here
- Phyllis Schlafly is the middle woman this time around
- Very direct
- Is Obama a communist or a fascist? Now I'm confused.
- "Unhinged Lesbian Mob"? "Lesbian Violence"? Really?