Even Joe McCarthy would be scratching his head over this mass hysteria.
Wonkette managed to respond to the news with a post that achieves meta-self-parody with a half-twist. It's that genuinely and supremely awful. Hell no, I won't link to it; go find it yourself.
Stein has explained the circumstances of her appearance at the RT-America decennial gala numerous times, and nobody has presented evidence to cast sufficient doubt on her explanation, let alone disproven it.
Even though I know and trust Dr. Stein, I may yet be unpleasantly surprised at what the investigation reveals. I don't know for certain that what she says is 100% true. But I'm predicting yet another lot of nothing to arise from this. I also predict that, when Stein is cleared, neo-McCarthyite Democrats will ignore that development and continue calling for her to be burnt at the stake anyway.
This is a partial list. I'll probably add to it in a supplemental post today or tomorrow.
- First let's link to the Green Party US's official press release.
- Democracy Now actually spoke with Stein for this morning's program.
- The Intercept reported on it Monday as a straight-up informative piece, not an apologia; however, Intercept co-founder Glenn Greenwald has been turning various shades of purple over it on Twitter (one example).
- Aaron Matée on The Real News.
- This rather sloppily punctuated contribution from World Beyond War's David Swanson on OpEdNews.
- Max Blumenthal of the Grayzone Project on AlterNet (who also put in a good word for RT's Lee Camp).
- Caitlin Johnstone hits back at documentarian Josh Fox of Gasland fame. Fox has since taken to Periscope to defend his progressive bona fides and detail why he's never liked Stein or her campaign. I couldn't help noticing that Fox has recently appeared on alt-media outlets like RT and The Intercept and moaned about how he stopped getting guest spots on MSNBC after he came out in support of Bernie Sanders and told the truth about the Obama-Clinton record on fracking (his pet issue). Now that he's talking smack about Stein, MSNBC loves him again. Watch his video if you can; I found it a tad nauseating.