Some of us here in Britain have watched the troubles of Combover Crybaby Donald Trump unfold with one particular interest in mind - to see when the scales would fall from the eyes of those Stateside and the wibbling of (thankfully) Tory MP Louise Mensch would be called out for the conspiracist tosh we already knew it was. That moment has now come.
The pivotal moment when Ms Mensch’s house of cards began to collapse was when Vox ran a piece titled “Democrats are falling for fake news about Russia … Why liberal conspiracy theories are flourishing in the age of Trump”. This focused on Ms Mensch’s constant outpouring of claims about the Trump Gang, and rather a lot more.
And it’s interesting for us in the UK to see Ms Mensch linked to Democrats and others called liberal. This is, of course, part of the problem for Dems looking for Trump to topple - Louise Mensch is no liberal. She’s a Tory, she backed every Republican except Trump last year, and she is also a taker of the Murdoch shilling. That’s the same Rupert Murdoch who is devoting serious amounts of media resource to talking up … Donald Trump.
But that she’s away with the fairies is at last becoming clear to more and more watchers of the unfolding Trump crisis. After Ms Mensch claimed the process of impeachment had started - it hasn’t - Alexandra Erin lost patience: “Louise Mensch is lying to people and saying impeachment has started. She is spreading dangerous lies that can demoralize the resistance”. That could be because she isn’t really part of that resistance.
Ben Dreyfuss was less subtle: “These are the most shared lies from Louise Mensch’s actual fake news blog”. There were rather a lot of them. And Graham Linehan, seeing that the Mensch and Gamergate connection had also been twigged, declared his relief: “Good that Americans are beginning to see Mensch for the hustling opportunist she is”.
That anyone in the USA ever took Ms Mensch seriously is baffling to many here. Her lack of credibility was exemplified by the Rochdale grooming saga, which saw many men jailed after a Prosecutor had the files reopened. She got it totally wrong and claimed the same prosecutor was covering it all up for his mates and the Police.
Her vicious pursuit of anyone not backing her line on Tim Hunt (the Gamergate connection) resulted in the Association of British Science Writers declaring her complaints to it vexatious and without credibility. The Korean Federation of Women in Science and Technology talked of “the ongoing serious distortion of facts by foreign commentators”.
She claimed the Russians killed Andrew Breitbart. She claimed the Guardian and New York Times had revealed “agents’ names” when discussing the Edward Snowden leaks. She viciously harassed a teenage girl over nothing more than a hashtag. She told her readers there had been an EU coup in Portugal (wrong). She was sure that Charlie Hebdo was an actual person. She even threatened me with a libel action (didn’t happen).
There are more examples of Louise Mensch’s idiocy - many more. It is my pleasure to bring them to the attention of all those good people in the USA.