Culture of Truth: Conspiracy Theories

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July 6, 2014 – Political satirist Culture of Truth bases The Bobblespeak Translations on Meet the Press and This Week with George Stephanopoulos. Using show transcripts, he creates the 'most ridiculous moment' for Virtually Speaking Sundays. Excerpted from July 6 Virtually Speaking Sundays.

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There was a lot to cover on the Sunday Talk Shows – immigration, the Supreme Court, the Middle East. On Meet The Press, Rep. Raul Labrador came on to accuse the administration of making stuff up and then said the administration “is doing nothing about border security.” He also said the administration is “creating a crisis at this time that is actually going to harm these children.”

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The Congressman condemned what is happening to immigrant children as outrageous, and said “we need to actually take a strong stance against what's happening and against these illegal cartels.” His solution to help the children? “What this administration needs to do immediately is deport these families, these children. I know it sounds harsh.”
There was a brief discussion of the Supreme Court majority opinion in Hobby Lobby. Michael Gerson assured us, “it was very narrow ruling.”

Then, Iraq architect Tony Blair came on to talk about how to fix the Middle East, saying we need to get rid of “this toxic mix of religion and politics,” and “have the type of government that a majority of people in the Middle East probably want.”

On CBS, Bob Schieffer somehow landed an interview with John McCain and Lindsay Graham, who said they support immigration reform. He asked them “how do you feel about being members of a body that won’t act, and a party, on a crisis like this?”

Graham blamed the President for the Congress not passing immigration reform, saying “There are people in the Republican Party who get it. But the President is making it very hard for us.”

On ABC, when host Martha Raddatz pointed out to Rick Perry that a law signed by President Bush created looser standards for immigrants from Central and South America, Perry responded, “The rule of law is that the Constitution requires that the United States secure the border. And we're not doing that.”

Perry then said of the President, “I don't believe he particularly cares whether or not the border of the United States is secure,” and “I mean, I hate to be conspiratorial,” but suggested the President is leading a coordinated effort the bring millions of immigrants from South America to the U.S.

Newt Gingrich wisely pointed out “Do you really think we're going to absorb 165 million people?”

The show then interviewed the head of Open Carry Texas, who feels that the law in Texas allowing people to openly carry a rifle without a license is too restrictive.

But the most absurd moment came when a delighted Martha Raddatz introduced noted deep thinker and recently convicted felon Dinesh D'Souza, saying he “offers a strident defense against the country's critics,” and asked about his new movie, “Could this provocative take on American history be this summer's box office smash?”

She then asked D'Souza to tell her viewers about his theory that back when Hillary Clinton was in college, Saul Alinsky hatched a plan to use Clinton and Barack Obama to turn America into a socialist nation. As D'Souza put it, “there's actually a bridge connecting Hillary to Barack. And that bridge is Saul Alinsky.”

Raddatz did not ask D'Souza about his recent guilty plea to campaign finance fraud, but did say “It's a very interesting movie. Everybody should go see it and continue a debate like this.”

And that's the most ridiculous thing that happened this Sunday.