The Other McCain

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Jill Filipovic and Amanda Marcotte to Denounce Keith Olbermann in 3, 2, 1 . . .

Posted on | December 7, 2010 | 18 Comments

Defenders of Julian Assange are now “downshifting from Camille Paglia to Three Days of the Condor,” resorting to a conspiracy-theory defense of the WikiLeaker’s First Amendment right to condom-free sex with Swedish socialists:

Here’s how an evidence-free, innuendo-filled personal attack on a rape accuser trespasses the mainstream political debate. On his Twitter feed, MSNBC host Keith Olbermann (162,000 followers) links to a rambling blog post arguing that Anna Ardin, the Swedish feminist who accused Assange of rape, is an anti-Castro activist with connections to CIA front groups. . . .

Read the whole brutal thing by Michael Moynihan, whose wife is Swedish, but not socialist, and therefore safe from Julian Assange’s penis.

UPDATE: Despite the fact that Olbermann was up to his usual tricks — re-Tweeting crackpot conspiracy theories from Holocaust-denying anti-Semites in order to smear innocent rape victims — we have discovered evidence that, indeed, the accusations against Julian Assange are part of a right-wing plot. Thanks to Kirk James Murphy of Progressive Alaska, we now have a photo of the so-called “Swedish feminist” who is at the center of this international scheme to frame Assange:

That, my friends, is Anna Ardin — obviously far too attractive to be a feminist, in Sweden or anywhere else.

So now the question the progressive netroots community must answer is: Who is Ardin working for?

A. The CIA;
B. Halliburton;
C. The Mossad; or
D. Sarah Palin’s uterus.

You can’t rule out (E) all of the above.

UPDATE III: He shoots, he scores:

Kudos for the integrity, Amanda. Defining “misogyny” as “disagrees with feminists” creates a definitional problem, but my argumentative mood has passed.

This one ranks pretty high. Probably not as high as this, but still pretty high.


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