On Sunday afternoon, Twitter user @randygdub made a bold admission.
In a battleground state like Ohio, every vote counts. A federal-government employee admitting to both election and mail tampering? That’s pretty serious. It’s a claim so flagrant that it’s almost too good to be true.
But here’s something we all know: If it’s on Twitter, it must be true. Everything on the internet is true. Drudge knows what I’m talking about.
Former actor and current haunted wax figurine Scott Baio knows what I’m talking about.
Okay, admittedly, yes, there are some bad apples out there who do lie online. They go online and they lie, and they love it. But Randy is not one of these people. Look at this guy:
Some people are still skeptical of Randy’s 100 percent true and legitimate tale. Conservative radio host and extremely good tweeter Bill Mitchell knows that actually admitting to a crime is dumb.
Less than 24 hours prior, Mitchell theorized that slow YouTube upload times were a conspiracy to suppress conservatives, so if even Mitchell is incredulous about the mail story …
Do Drudge, Scott Baio, and the other right-wing figures uncritically reproducing this claim actually believe that Twitter user @randygdub is explicitly and publicly admitting to (more than one) federal crime? Or are they merely calling attention to it to profit off of the attention it will generate in the more credulous spheres of the internet? Trick question: It definitely happened, so it doesn’t matter.