In the 1990s, wingnuts had all kinds of deranged, dark fantasies about the Clintons. But generally, these paranoid theories were confined to the feverish swamps of right-wing listservs and newsletters.
Now, they're letting it all hang out -- on a national cable news network.
Heather Childers, a "straight news" anchor for the Fox News weekend program America's News Headquarters and co-host of Fox & Friends First, tweeted this afternoon: "Thoughts? Did Obama Campaign Threaten Chelsea Clinton's Life 2 Keep Parents Silent?" and linked to a blog post pushing a conspiracy involving the Obama campaign murdering, or threatening to murder, individuals to keep quiet questions about Obama's eligibility.
So awesome. Birtherism, gangsterism and criminal conspiracy, all in one nutty wingnut banana split.
Childers (seen above in an unrelated segment) was initially irritated, then finally issued the standard right-wing non-apology ("Sorry if I offended anyone...").
I've just got one question: Does Heather Childers import babies from Southeast Asia for food? Thoughts?
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