The Raw Story posted the following headline, lede, and second graf today:
Texas police find children’s dismembered bodies in mass grave
HOUSTON, Texas — Texas police, acting on a tip-off, Tuesday found a mass grave containing “a lot of bodies,” including the corpses of children, US media reported.
UPDATE: Texas officials say no bodies found at home of alleged ‘mass grave’
Yeah, that’s some ace reportin’, alright.
It gets better: the entire incident, including a stakeout, search warrant, and physical entry of the property by masses of Texas police backed by state troopers, was prompted by phone calls from a “psychic”.
The thing is, we can’t just blame this on Texas anymore. Used to was, Texas crazy conveniently excused all the stupidity in America – in a country this size, there have to be a fair number of people at the bottom of the barrel, and Texas was a good place to put them. (The same day the state police were kicking in somebody’s door because Madame LaLoony told them to, the governor of Texas was proclaiming an official directive for everybody in the state to pretend to talk to an invisible magician in the sky. Progress in Texas: the psychic wasn’t tried for being a witch.) But today, everybody is this stupid. The entire Republican party leadership officially endorses (in various combinations) theocracy, creationism, personhood for zygotes/embryos/fetuses/corporations, mandatory Christianity, prohibition of non-Christianity, delusional medicine, delusional economics, prayer therapy, and pretty much any backward irrationality you can think of that’s compatible with their religion. And the general public buys this: half of them vote Republican, and the rest think this is normal.
Notice to all: God told my psychic to tell me to tell you that you’re all fuckin’ morons.