Dont look to Mark Belling. Milwaukee hate radio host Mark Belling, took a non-topic and went on a rant yesterday:
“I’m going to make an accusation here, and I am very confident that I am correct in my accusation,” Belling said in the first hour of his Sept. 28, 2010 program. “That ad is a fake. That ad is a fake. Feingold is not standing in front of his house in this new ad. They faked it.”
As for Belling’s accusation, the veteran talk show host tried to turn Feingold’s own ad against him, to suggest he’s so out of touch with state voters that he was even out of state when the ad was filmed. He said he based his assertion on his own review of the photography and on one unnamed source, who had no knowledge of how the shoot was conducted but who thought it looked fishy. As for Belling’s proof, we’ll use his own words to describe it: “I have none.”
In the political season of republicans throwing talking points against the wall to see what sticks, facts be dammed, this could be the dumbest one of all. Had Belling done any research for his show, he would of known that Zach already called npr on this foolishness, and NPR even apologized(although did not give Zach any credit).
It was so bad, Politifact even gave Belling their Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire Award.
Maybe from now on, if Belling wants to be credible, he can start out his research checking www.bloggingblue.com, and it will save himself embarrassment later!