It's not surprising that Conservatives are trying to claim that the Trump supporter who asked Donald to remove the Muslim problem is a Democratic plant since it made him look so bad. Remember, Conservatives have a history of targeting and seeking those out to destroy they feel are hurting their cause. Remember Michelle Malkin's crusade against twelve year old Greame Frost and his family during the SCHIP debate?
Here's Breitbart trying like hell to come up with anything on the plant:
The report suggested there was a possibility it may have been a plant intended to embarrass Trump.
The man in question garbled his name, but said he was from White Plains. According to the report, the only White Plains in the United States is White Plains, NY, which is 250 miles From New Hampshire.“Inside Edition” asked audio expert Kent Gibson if he could make out the man’s name, but said the mic wasn’t there yet and he couldn’t make out the name of the man.
We expect that from the conservarrazi, but not from supposedly neutral journalists.
But it wasn’t just official right-wingers: Bloomberg’s Mark Halperin peddled the notion on Saturday:
Has no 1 yet found the man who asked Trump the question? I remain suspicious abt who he is, why he was there, why he asked that question.
— Mark Halperin (@MarkHalperin) September 19, 2015
He doubled down on his questions – it’s only OK to use the cliché “doubling down” when talking about Halperin – in a long Twitter debate with journalists who challenged him, insisting the guy “sounded like the Travolta mumble in the dance scene in ‘Pulp Fiction.’”
It’s one thing for paid right-wing propagandists to suggest Trump’s questioner wasn’t an actual supporter. It’s another for an allegedly serious journalist to push the claim, with zero proof. (To be fair, my friend Chris Hayes raised the question on his show Thursday night, immediately after the Trump rally, but it was more in the vein of telling viewers the “theatrical” questioner hadn’t been found, so no one could decisively say whether he was an actual Trump supporter.)
Digby was just as flustered at Halperin also:
Right. Because no regular right wingers sound like that guy. He needs to get out more.
This is a perfect example of the Village bubble in action. They simply cannot accept that the far right wing is actually as cretinously dumb as it is because nobody they know in Washington says those things in front of them.
This is the moredern day conservative voter now and it won't change in the near future if ever.
I have to laugh at conservatives, who use highly edited videos and planted phonies that try to destroy women's health organizations and the like, but are unhinged at the thought that a simple question being asked of the frontrunner for the GOP nomination is high treason.
Fox's Brian Kilmeade: The Questioner "Sounds Like A Plant, To Be Honest." On the September 18 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends, co-host Steve Doocy introduced a segment discussing Trump's controversial response by saying "presumably it's a real person and not a plant, asking this question" to which co-host Brian Kilmeade responded that it "sounds like a plant, to be honest." Fox correspondent Geraldo Rivera described how, like the Tea Party, there are "some fringe elements among Trump's supporters" and reminded the Fox hosts that Trump was a "prime architect" of the Birther movement, which Doocy denied. [Fox News, Fox & Friends, 9/18/15]
Fox's Kimberly Guilfoyle: Questioner Was "A Complete Plant. It Was A Setup." On the September 18 edition of Fox News' The Five, multiple co-hosts suggested that the questioner was inauthentic. Greg Gutfeld and Geraldo Rivera suggested that the person was an actor sent to the Trump rally by talk show hosts Jimmy Kimmel or Howard Stern, but still denounced Trump's response to the question. Co-host Kimberly Guilfoyle went further, announcing that she believed the questioner was "a complete plant" and "a setup" meant to embarrass the Republican frontrunner. [Fox News, The Five, 9/18/15]
Fox's Eric Bolling: There Is "Some Speculation That The Question Was A Plant, Just The Latest Example Of A Political Dirty Trick." On the September 18 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor, guest host Eric Bolling reiterated unfounded speculation that the man who asked Trump the question was, in fact, a "plant" in the audience and questioned whether or not media were "lying in wait ... [to] manufacture controversy" about the Republican frontrunner. [Fox News, The O'Reilly Factor, 9/18/15]
Ann Coulter: "I Say He's A Liberal Plant." In a September 18 tweet, right-wing columnist Ann Coulter demanded to see a photo of the New Hampshire questioner and declared "he's a liberal plant" before defending Trump by noting that he "laughed at" the question:
How about a photo of the guy who asked the Muslim question? I say he's a liberal plant. Trump laughed at him. https://t.co/55u8699EOR
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) September 18, 2015