For me, the accusations of government conspiracy that a certain loudmouthed radio host promoted immediately following the Aurora massacre did more to rubbish any conspiracy theory that he and his followers espouse (9/11 Inside Job, et al) than almost anything else he’s ever done. Apparently I’m not alone, as evidenced by Steve Benen’s post on the Maddow Blog:
David Frum noticed yesterday that most Democratic officials, even after the massacre in Aurora, have shown no interest in proposing new gun-control measures, which makes the conspiracy theory underpinning the “Fast & Furious” controversy look pretty silly.
The right-wing theory of the case in the Fast & Furious scandal is that the Obama administration hoped to generate demand for gun control in the United States by allowing the export of deadly guns to Mexico.
Yet demand for gun control does not respond even to mass murders inside the United States.
If you were a secret gun-snatcher, would you ever imagine that gun crime inside Mexico would produce a better result?
There Frum goes again, trying to bring logic into the discourse in an election year.
I would note, however, that there is a prominent right-wing conspiracy theorist, popular with Drudge, who argued on Friday that the administration and gun-control advocates may have been involved in the murders in Aurora, as a sort of domestic version of “Fast & Furious.”…
[continues on the Maddow Blog]