Radley Balko explains:
Righty blogger Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit mistakes closed captioning of Obama’s Tucson speech for authoritarian audience instructions. Ed Driscoll of Pajamas Media and conservative blogger Doug Ross then triumphantly run with the error.
It’s one thing when your biases cause you to overlook the obvious and post something silly. I’ve certainly done that. But all three have now been made aware of Hoft’s mistake. They’re refusing to correct their posts.
And so the public discourse gets a little bit dumber.