Newt's Bully Pulpit

by Chris Bodenner

The Uighurs, who were cleared of terrorist ties by the Bush administration, are pushing back against Newt's campaign to demonize them:

"Why does he hate us so much and say those kinds of things? He doesn't know us. ... How come the media doesn't even verify the story? How could they just publish something like that without checking whether what he says is true or not?"

Hilzoy uses the report to debunk Newt's trope that TV-throwing Uighurs will be released in Virginia suburbs. Hint: the Uighur in question is already released - in Albania.