Mychal Massie, Depraved Liar
The president -- and, in particular, Michelle Obama -- sends the WorldNetDaily columnist into spasms of sputtering rage and venomous lies.
By Terry Krepel
The ConWeb is filled with Obama-bashers, but for vitriolic rage and willingness to lie -- or for having Michelle Obama as a particular target of his hate -- it's hard to beat Mychal Massie, WorldNetDaily columnist and head of Project 21, a group of black conservatives promoted by the right-wing National Center for Public Policy Research.
Lies upon lies
Given that WND editor has admitted that his website publishes misinformation -- and, thus, essentially concedes that there's an institutional tolerance of such falsehoods, especially if they are about WND's political enemies, like President Obama -- it's not stretch to presume that some of its columnists apparently believe they can lie with impunity on WND's pages. One of those, it seems, is Massie.
One of the lies Massie loves to tell is that Michelle Obama -- whom Massie regularly calls "Buttzilla" -- is that she went shopping for expensive lingerie. Massie wrote in his Jan. 30 column that she was going on "$50,000 Madison Ave. spending sprees for undergarments just for her." In fact, not only the the White House call the claim "100% false," the British newspaper that made the claim retracted the story and deleted it from its website.
In that same column, Massie claimed that Obama has a "$15,000-per-day makeup person." In fact, nobody has claimed that makeup artist Derrick Rutledge charges Obama $15,000 a day, only that that's what he has charged others in the past.
Yet Massie repeated the claim as if it were true in his Feb. 27 column. In his June 11 column, he repeated it again, then added another lie -- that she was "fraudulently listing her daughters as 'senior advisers' so that American taxpayers (millions of whom are unemployed) would be responsible for footing the bill for them." In fact, the White House said that a listing for them as "senior staff" indicates only where they sat on the plane, and no "fraud" was committed. Massie also repeated the lie that she "spent $15,000 a day to use the same makeup man Oprah Winfrey uses."
In his July 16 column, Massie not only again repeated the lie about the nonexistent lingerie shopping spree, he added the discredited lie that President Obama targeted auto dealers for closure in the bankruptcies of General Motors and Chrysler because they donated to conservatives.
As that indicates, Massie likes to lie about President Obama as well. Massie ranted in a July 22, 2011, TwitLonger post:
Permit me to point out what others are afraid to say. There's an entire town of people in Joplin, MO. who are suffering in the extreme weather temperatures. They don't have trailers; there's no news casts, there are no music groups holding "save Joplin" concerts. We don't see the naacp or the congressional black caucus calling obama a racist for ignoring them. Kanye west isn't saying obama hates white people as he claimed bush hated blacks. A couple things - one we need to not only remember these brave people in prayer, we need to do what we can for them as they are surviving the heat in tents, the other remember that obama has ignored them as he lies about the budget/debt ceiling. Finally, plz add the people across the nation who are w/out housing and comforts from the storms not long ago, who obama has spit on, to the list of things to make him and congress pay for November 2012.
Massie is lying here too. While some people in Joplin were living in tents following the tornado -- some of whom were actually volunteers helping to clean up the damage -- it's not because trailers aren't available and Obama had "ignored" them. Another article on a tent city in Joplin noted that "many flocked to shelters and placed in FEMA trailers." Indeed, FEMA began sending trailers to Joplin a couple weeks after the massive tornado that hit the city, and at the time Massie wrote his post, FEMA was nearing completion on two sites in Joplin where 350 trailers were to be set up.
If others were "afraid to say" what Massie's saying, it was because, unlike Massie, did their research and knew that Massie was lying.
Massie ranted in his June 18 column:
Forget for the moment Obama bypassed Congress to arbitrarily grant amnesty to illegal aliens vis-a-vis what amounts to the Dream Act. Forget for the moment that for years he has said that without congressional approval he didn’t have the authority to do precisely what he did today. Forget for the moment that college students and high school seniors have just graduated into an employment market that has lost millions of jobs. Forget for the moment that unemployment amongst legal American citizens is 10.4 percent, and forget that as legal Americans are searching for jobs and students are looking for summer employment, Obama has granted amnesty to 800,000 illegal aliens up to 30 years of age who are now cleared to compete for jobs that millions of citizens desperately need. And forget for the moment that in arbitrarily granting amnesty to these illegal aliens, he micturated on the Constitution of the United States.
In fact, Obama did not "grant amnesty" to anyone -- he permitted prosecutorial discretion in delaying legal action against certain undocumented immigrants. "Amnesty" has a specific definition, and this is not it.
Is Massie -- who loves to beat people over the head with his thesaurus -- really so ignorant of the correct definition of the word? Or is he simply so unhinged in his hatred of Obama that facts simply don't matter to him?
Massie also likes to peddle outlandish conspiracy theories about the Obamas. In his March 12 column, he wrote: "Do not the allegations of the late Larry Sinclair deserve the same investigative attention from the media that went into looking into President Bush’s past?" Given that Sinclair is a massively discredited convicted criminal whose claim that he had sex with Obama lacks any substantiation whatsoever, probably not. Also, Sinclair is not dead, which only further demonstrates the lack of interest Massie has in actual facts.
In that same column, Massie asked why reporters aren't looking into "the truth surrounding the Obamas’ surrendering their law licenses." Massie need only have consulted with the mythbusters at Snopes, which points out that both Barack and Michelle Obama placed their law licenses on inactive status because they didn't need them for the jobs they were performing at the time they surrendered them, not for any disciplinary action as Massie suggests.
Massie wrote in his May 31, 2011, column, carrying the spiteful headline "Michelle Obama: bitter harridan":
A tape that was reportedly filmed in 2004 during the Rainbow/Push Coalition Conference at Jeremiah Wright's Trinity United Church has mysteriously disappeared from public view. The tape allegedly showed Michelle Obama hysterically ranting about "Whiteys" and savagely attacking Bill Clinton as responsible for African genocide. The wife of Louis Farrakhan was one of the honored guests.
Massie seems not to have considered the possibility that the purported tape has “mysteriously disappeared” because it never existed in the first place. Obama’s campaign has stated that “No such tape exists. Michelle Obama has not spoken from the pulpit at Trinity and has not used that word.” Even conservative blogger Michelle Malkin noted that the purported tape was being hyped by “buffoons” whose claims about it were constantly shifting.
If Massie is going to embrace the idea of something that has shown no evidence of ever existing, he’s certainly not going to be too concerned about getting actual, provable facts straight.
Massie's angry, hateful insults
And then there's Massie's unhinged insult-hurling, in which he has likened Obama's parents to snakes and Obama himself to Caligula and Judas Iscariot -- and declared that he wants Obama to die like Osama bin Laden:
On top of all that, after the death last year of Osama bin Laden, Massie tweeted, "i hope it dsnt take 10 yrs 2 get bho 4 his attacks on US constitution." So Massie wants Obama to be shot to death by the U.S. military as it leads a tactical attack on the White House?
Massie once wrote a column headlined "More evidence Obama's a depraved liar." It's clear that the only depraved liar here is Massie.