Big “Paul Ryan Insider Trading” Scoop Hilariously Implodes

Posted by on Aug 13, 2012 at 5:43 pm

Well, it could have happened, except it didn’t. And people actually take this Matthew Yglesias schmuck seriously?

Let me apologize. I originally had a too-credulous item here linking to a piece at The Richmonder alleging that Paul Ryan has sold bank shares after a closed door meeting with Henry Paulson and Ben Bernanke on the financial crisis in 2008. As Eric Platt explains he certainly seems to have sold the shares on the same day as the meeting, but the meeting happened in the evening by which time the markets would have been closed. One can perhaps construct a scenario by which the Richmonder’s theory of the case holds up, but they don’t have the goods and I shouldn’t have passed their analysis on with no qualification and so little scrutiny of my own.

Oh well, making stuff up never seems to deter these people. They just know for sure how evil and corrupt Republicans are, so they ignore reality in pursuit of their fantasies.

Then you’re left with a published post looking like this:

After a week now of pathetic lies following the grotesque “Romney murder” ad, the Democrats seem intent on bringing their media buttboys down with them. This should be a professional epitaph for this buffoon, but he’ll always find work and always find himself a useful idiot for Democrat apparatchiks.

A commenter notices the whiff of Journolist at work:

Via rdbrewer.

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