But no, some people are just too stupid. Back before there was Bush Derangement Syndrome and many other derangement syndromes to follow (Rove, Fox News, etc.) that the kook left obsess on, the lawyer Ken Starr was the object of unhinged hatred by the left that was all-consuming.
SO naturally, some chump took it and ran.
Is this a belated April Fools’ joke at the Atlantic? Layers and layers of fact checkers and editors getting an early jump on the holiday weekend? In any case, Daniel Indiviglio, a blogger and staff editor at the Atlantic and former investment banker runs this shock headline:
Kenneth Starr Charged With Running $30 Million Ponzi Scheme
It’s followed by this striked-out text:
Somewhere, Bill Clinton is smiling. One-time special prosecutor who uncovered the dirty details of the former President’s affair with intern Monica Lewinsky has been engaged in some bad behavior of his own, according to the Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission.
Correction: Apparently there are two famous Kenneth Starrs. The one charged is an investment advisor to the stars, but not the former special prosecutor. Apologies to Bill Clinton if we got his hopes up — and to the other Kenneth Starr.
And the morong apologizes to Clinton first.
Call it defamation by stupidity.