This Will Surely Get Me Booted from the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy
But I love this post by Will Bunch at Media Matters about Rand Paul appearing on Russia Today, or, as I call it, KookTV.
Where is Russia Today getting its wacky ideas about America and 9/11? It could be from a U.S. commentator that it frequently invites on the air to explain what's happening here -- radio's conspiracy-theorist-in-chief, who makes even Glenn Beck look sane, and that would be Austin-based Alex Jones. You can see some of Jones' TV commentaries for Russia Today here and here and here and here and here, promoting his "Obama Deception" documentary that claims that "America has become a puppet in the hands of private bankers working towards a new world order."
Yep, if you appear on Russia Today, you're pretty much an anti-American nutbar. Particularly revealing is the fact that Rand chose that outlet rather than a teeny, tiny American news program called Meet the Press.
You know how it is. I like the article for the way it bashes the Truthers; I am sure that plenty of conservatives will hate it for the way it bashes Rand Paul. But this is a well-deserved bashing. Any candidate that appears on Russia Today needs to understand that they're appearing on KookTV. It's hilariously "Truther-friendly", features nincompoops like Alex Jones, Luke Rudkowski and Max Keiser, and other so-called "Patriots" who appear to think that the best indication of their loyalty to their country is to get on Russian TV and bash it.