The Rise Of The Deathers

Spreading fast all over the wingnut-o-sphere.

A multitude of different inside sources both publicly and privately, including one individual who personally worked with Bin Laden at one time, told us directly that Osama’s dead corpse has been on ice for nearly a decade and that his “death” would only be announced at the most politically expedient time. That time has now come with a years-old fake picture being presented as the only evidence of his alleged killing yesterday, while Bin Laden’s body has been hastily dumped into the sea to prevent anyone from finding out when he actually died.

Among the prominent promulgators of this nonsense is GOProud backer Andrew Breitbart, whose Big Government site now features death conspiracy posts. Breitbart says he’s not a “friggin’ deather,” he just wants to promote “open debate.” Uh huh.

UPDATE: JMG reader Russ points out this Breitbart quote: “If anyone can prove that I believe American special forces did not kill Osama bin Laden, I will donate one million dollars to ThinkProgress.” And yet there’s this on Breitbart’s Big Peace:

The free world, particularly the United States, has a right to make sure Osama bin Laden is really dead. Every American has a right to walk right up to bin Laden’s corpse and view it. We are entitled to know for a fact that the witch is dead. No shroud for dignity’s sake, please – bin Laden’s naked, bullet-riddled corpse should be put on display in lower Manhattan for all the world to see. The entire body should be digitally scanned, inside and out – and made available for everyone to take his or her own picture.