Media fall for Politico satire claiming Ryan calls Romney ‘The Stench’!/jtlarsen/status/250971151222857730

Yes, where are the reports?

Evidently, the likes of Keith Olbermann, Paul Krugman and other libs don’t need any pesky reports or sources! They don’t even need common sense; it’s easier to just believe everything you read even if it is clearly satire. Thus, they ran with a silly attempt at satire by Politico, which said that Paul Ryan refers to Mitt Romney as “The Stench.”

Paul Ryan vs. The Stench. @politicoroger's latest column:

— POLITICO (@politico) September 25, 2012

Going rogue, you see!

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When poor attempts at humor go hysterically awry. Some goofball at the Politico churned out a pitiful attempt at humor under the premise Paul Ryan is distancing himself from the “stench” of the Romney campaign. Oops.

Needless to say, the political press and blogosphere have jumped on the story:

Times columnist Paul Krugman:
Can I say that even though I’m not exactly a fan of Mitt Romney’s, this is just bad behavior? You’re supposed to wait until it’s actually over before you do this kind of thing. Anyway, I like how Ryan is declaring independence: by using PowerPoint!

Oh, yes, he did. Remember, President Obama recently called Krugman “one of the smartest economic reporters out there.” Oh, our aching sides! Guess this pitiful fail was just a bump in the road!

Paul Ryan calls Romney "Stench" prob b/c Carpenter referred to R's "*meteoric* unethical stench".

— Miguel Canabosis (@MiguelCanabosis) September 26, 2012

The New York Times now has a strike-out through almost the whole thing!

Krugman wasn’t alone.

Report: Paul Ryan Goes Rogue and Refers to "Stench" Romney (Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice)

— memeorandum (@memeorandum) September 26, 2012

Paul Ryan vs. The Stench (@politicoroger / Politico)

— memeorandum (@memeorandum) September 26, 2012

Many ran with it as fellow libs fell for the satire, and breathlessly tweeted it out.

Republicans Are Abandoning Romney’s Sinking Ship: According to Politico, Paul Ryan is now calling Mitt Romney “The Stench”, as in st…

— Susan Kelly (@SusanKelly7) September 26, 2012

Republicans Are Abandoning Romney’s Sinking Ship: Paul Ryan is calling Romney “The Stench”, Team Romney calls Ry…

— Reddit: Progressive (@r_progressive) September 26, 2012

The always ludicrous and intelligence-deficient Keith Olbermann falls for it.

Jeez! Ryan is just Palin w/better hair. Attacks Romney: RT @politicoroger Paul Ryan vs. The Stench. My latest column

— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) September 26, 2012

As does Daily Kos.

"… the entire Romney campaign has made The Onion irrelevant "-

— joy garnett (@joygarnett) September 26, 2012

And Comedy Central’s blog.

Did my colleague @dennisdiclaudio "fall" for Politico's "satire"? Look at this photo evidence, then tell me.

— Mary Phillips-Sandy (@maryps) September 26, 2012

HuffPo’s Jennifer Bendery continues today.

And the "stench" appears MT @anamariecox: Everyone knows that when Paul Ryan really wants to get under Mitt's nerves he calls him "George."

— jennifer bendery (@jbendery) September 26, 2012

Romney on his dad: "Friends called him 'The Brick' because he was unmovable." Paul Ryan on Romney: "The Stench."

— jennifer bendery (@jbendery) September 26, 2012

A writer at Rachel Maddow’s blog still refuses to believe it’s satire, after falling for it.

Update: There’s apparently some debate about whether Roger Simon’s column is satire. I’d just note for context that the piece isn’t identified as satire, Simon is a chief political correspondent and not a satirist, and the column is filled with details and anecdotes that are, in fact, accurate. If it is satire, it’s awfully tough to tell.

Mediaite fell for it.

Why @tommyxtopher should go back to selling men's suits and give up on writing copy buried at the bottom of Mediaite

— Jeff Poor (@jeff_poor) September 26, 2012

The author tries to backpedal.

No fair, @RosieGray , I identified the quotes as satire, just not the column, because it wasn't.

— Tommy Christopher (@tommyxtopher) September 26, 2012

But fails! Flashback alert:

Flashback: "I believe the quotes are real…" "The sources 4 the 2nd-hand quotes are unattributed, but they’re sticking"

— johnny dollar (@johnnydollar01) September 26, 2012

They are continuing to attempt to slam Romney with a satire, even after it has been widely reported that it was, you know, satire.

Inept Politico "Satire" Still Furthers Erroneous Reporting That Ryan Calls Romney "The Stench"

— Ray Pride (@raypride) September 26, 2012

Interesting read: "Paul Ryan vs. The Stench" . Paul Ryan has gone rogue. via @POLITICO

— Aine Kerr (@AineKerr) September 25, 2012

I am actually shocked to learn that even his own running mate doesn't like him: #Romney

— DC Debbie (@DCdebbie) September 26, 2012

Paul "Gilligan" Ryan Refers to Running Mate Mitt Romney as "The Stench" – Roger Simon via @POLITICO

— whoisagentzero (@whoisagentzero) September 26, 2012

Politico writer says Mitt Stench was satire. Everybody bought it because, well, Team Mitt is capable of anything.

— stinque (@stinque) September 26, 2012

This Twitter user thinks everyone has egg on their faces, including Politico.

Politico's "Stench" thing was just such an idiotic flail. Not obvious enough, not funny enough, just a bizarre, credibility-damaging goof.

— David Roberts (@drgrist) September 26, 2012

Plus, it wasn’t even funny. That’s the most offensive. What is hilarious, though? The stupidity of the media.

The only "Stench" is @politicoroger's fever-dream flop-sweat over the upcoming Romney-Ryan victory:

— CatsPolitics (@CatsPolitics) September 26, 2012

Gotta love how Roger Simon drops "Ryan vs. the Stench" and then just fucks right off of Twitter completely.

— Ian Actual (@iboudreau) September 26, 2012

*snicker* Sorry, But Mitt Romney's Nickname Is Not “The Stench” via @buzzfeed

— Kemberlee Kaye (@KemberleeKaye) September 26, 2012

But holding your nose while doing it RT: @rdbrewer4: I don't know about you guys, but I'm voting for The Stench.

— DrewMTips (@DrewMTips) September 26, 2012

Sadly, it isn't true that Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have dubbed each other "Stench" and "Gilligan."

— Slate (@Slate) September 26, 2012

Aww, sad face for Slate!

Keep the hilarity coming, lapdogs! We appreciate the giggles!

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