A large portion of the wingnut intertubes is up in arms over a report that Mitt Romney would have defeated President Obama if a raft of overseas military absentee ballots would have been delivered on time. There's just one problem--the story came from a parody site.
Back on Wednesday, the Duffel Blog, a military news satire blog, reported that hundreds of thousands of military absentee ballots were accidentally sent to Afghanistan after being mislabeled as ammo. After a series of further snafus on the way back to the States--including several reportedly being dropped in the ocean--they finally arrived on Wednesday, a day after the election.
The Duffel Blog states pretty clearly on this page that it's a parody site, and the profiles on the contributors page would make it obvious to any halfway intelligent person that it's a parody. And yet, it's sparked an outraged discussion at Tea Party Nation, and several outraged wingers have taken to Twitter to vent about this latest outrage by the Kenyan Mooslim socialist administration. At least one wingnut blog is shocked, shocked that nobody's picked this up. Could it be that real reporters actually look at the sources before seeing if there's a story in it?