We wrote about this briefly awhile back 1) because it was particularly nutty--the Social Security Agency buying an amazing quantity of hollow point bullets to get ready to kill off Americans--even for the far-right 2) Tucker Carlson's Daily Caller provided space for it. It took awhile but now the AP has taken it to the woodshed. As they put it: "It didn’t take long for the Internet to start buzzing with conspiracy theories after the Social Security Administration posted a notice that it was purchasing 174,000 hollow-point bullets. Why is the agency that provides benefits to retirees, disabled workers, widows and children stockpiling ammunition? Whom are they going to use it on?"
The answer, of course, is that they do this routinely, their agents, who make hundreds of arrests per year, are armed, and they use nearly all of the bullets in target practice. Obviously another liberal media coverup, though.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Another Wingnut Conspiracy Theory Bites the Dust
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