Liberal Egyptians LOVE American Right Wing

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is reported to have been pelted with tomatoes and shoes during a visit to the new government of Egypt, in Cairo.  Why?  Even though some of the signs and chants referred to Monica (Lewinsky) it seems the main grievence from the mostly anti-Islamist crowd was the belief that the U.S. government had colluded with, and funded the Muslim brotherhood to help it win the recent elections.

Their proof?  American right-wing bloggers, including the likes of Michelle Bachman, Frank Gaffney,  Glenn Beck, Judi McLeod (Canada) and others… still convinced that Obama is a closeted Muslim and bent on destroying their idiocy.

In an online conversation on Monday, when Matt Bradley of The Wall Street Journal asked an Egyptian blogger named Sara Ahmed for proof that the Obama administration was “financing” the Muslim Brotherhood, she directed him to a blog post about American aid to Egypt by an ultra-conservative Canadian blogger, Judi McLeod. Ms. McLeod’s post was based on a news story posted on Lucianne.com, a site run by Lucianne Goldberg, an American conservative who played a central role in the Monica Lewinsky scandal.

As Mr. Bradley pointed out to Ms. Ahmed, though, Ms. McLeod had badly garbled the original news report, which simply said that the U.S. had decided to release $1.3 billion in aid to Egypt’s military in April. Ms. McLeod falsely reported that the money had been given instead to a delegation of Muslim Brotherhood leaders who visited Washington around the same time.

The lede….

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