Yesterday, the New York Times slammed Senate Republicans for their acts “economic vandalism” (more on this anon) based not on anything any Republicans had actually said. Instead, they relied on the testimony of a top official in the Obama campaign: “Obama’s campaign manager, Jim Messina, accused Republicans of trying to ‘suffocate the economy’ in hopes that the pain would work to their political advantage.”
Today, Andrew Breitbart is making similar claims about some folks in the “#OccupyWallStreet” movement. But, unlike the Times, but his sources are not the movement’s opponents, but the organizers’ e-mails:
The email archive, created by a private cyber security researcher, appears to contain messages shared by the left’s anarcho-socialist activists during the strategic and daily tactical planning of the “Occupy Wall Street” and broader “Occupy” campaign this fall. . . .
The true purpose of the Occupy movement appears to be further economic and governmental destabilization, at a time when the world is already facing major financial and political challenges. By embracing the Occupy movement, President Barack Obama, the Democrat Party, and their union allies may be supporting an effort to harm both the domestic and global economies; to create social unrest throughout the democratic world; and to embrace other radical causes, including the anti-Israel movement. Ironically, the emails suggest that the President and the Democrat Party may soon find their friends in the Occupy movement to be a political burden.
Read the whole thing.