In a headline--"WHY BARACK OBAMA SHOULD RESIGN"--that also screams "We whored it here first," Instapundit's Glenn Reynolds notes, just below a photo of "filmmaker" Nakoula Basseley Nakoula being taken into custody:
Here’s the key bit [from the LA Times]: "Just after midnight Saturday morning, authorities descended on the Cerritos home of the man believed to be the filmmaker behind the anti-Muslim movie that has sparked protests and rioting in the Muslim world."
By sending — literally — brownshirted enforcers to engage in — literally — a midnight knock at the door of a man for the non-crime of embarrassing the President of the United States and his administration, President Obama violated [his] oath.
The "key bit" was indeed a key bit, although it lacked another, exceptionally key bit of clarity. The unquoted portion of the LA Times:
[... Nakoula was taken in for a voluntary interview with probation officials and has not been arrested or detained.]
[T]he Office of Probation in the Central District of California was reviewing whether Nakoula, who has been convicted on bank fraud charges, violated terms of his probation in relation to the video and its uploading onto the Internet.
He had been ordered not to own or use devices with access to the Internet without approval from his probation officer....
None of this information is referenced in Reynolds' hysterical post until the end--an obscure and even inaccessible location for a bedeviled readership that is intellectually challenged by the wordiness of a matchbook's directions.
And just what is Reynolds' impressive refutation of "claims that this was just a routine probation matter"? Intones the professor: "They’re just pure hackery." And that's that. Case closed.
I feel privileged, though, to live in a country that allows right-wing imbeciles such as Glenn Reynolds to plaster propagandistic distortions and swinish partisan filth all over the Internet, because this permits us some domestic insight into the workings of those other fanatical minds, 10,000 miles away.