Lefty News Blogs Fall For Michele Bachmann "Labor Camps" Story

That Michele Bachmann, she sure says some wacky stuff, right? Well, what if she said something really wacky? That's the hi-larious gag "satire" news site KCTV7 ran with last week, publishing an article titled "Michele Bachmann Suggests Labor Camps for Immigrant Children."

According to the report, the congresswoman purposed putting kids detained at the border in "Americanization Facilities" where they'd spend "half of their day working, and the other half learning what every child should learn, and that's English."

As you may have noticed, this sort of thing is practically progressive catnip, and a number of liberal blogs pounced on the story, including Daily Kos, Think Progress and Crooks and Liars, who ran the headline "Crazy Eyes Bachmann Wants Central American Children Put In Indoctrination Camps."

On Sunday, Raw Story finally pointed out the KCTV7 report's overwhelming bogosity. This prompted a swift but quiet round of corrections, Think Progress going so far as to strikethrough their entire article.

Of course, because we live in some kind of hoax news dystopia, KCTV7 didn't even write the original piece, having plagiarized the story's text from fellow fake news shitheels National Report. Somehow, this is closest thing the whole garbage story has to an upside, making a solid case for banning the Internet entirely.

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