By the way, Victor, we might be able to add the End to Evil meme itself to your list. Recall that was based, not on Mark's mis-reading, but Mark's non-reading of the Perle/Frum book End To Evil: How To Win The War On Terror. Mark never made it past the colon, and used the book, which he has not read, as part of his attack on a supposed neocon call for secular messianism. Which they did not call for.OK ... so, I'll open this Combox to document Favorite Shea Lies. Also welcome, "Shea falsely ascribed View X to Person Y." One word of warning. I want people to be as specific and precise as possible. Meaning at least two things:
(1) Only "documented" statements. That is, always provide a precise link and, if feasible, cite the quotation.
(2) Only straight-up fact claims or points of interpretation that are utterly indefensible or based on risibly thin reeds (I will add an example of the latter below). But opinions are out. Saying "Victor is an asshole" might be any number of bad things, but not a lie.
(3) Preferably, cite things that Shea has repeated after having had their falsity or indefensability pointed out to him, especially if his only response was a non-sequitur like "I knew I could count on The Makers Of Fine Distinctions to defend Cheney's lies."
I reserve the right to delete items if I judge them inadequate. I'm all for ridiculing liars, but only with plain facts.
As Chris suggested, I hereby add the "End to Evil" lie:
(ITEM) David Frum and Richard Perle are secular messianists, based on a reading of the book that didn't even reaching its post-colon subtitle
This was pointed out to him here and subsequent, with the only response being his usual "missing the point and dancing past it" act.
Not even a specific explanation from Frum himself about the title means matters. But Karnak Shea, with his infallible charism of reading other people's minds based on four carefully-snipped words, simply flicked his wrist: "Not buying it." As Chris rightly pointed out in the combox, That's Shea's problem.
He has since repeatedly made the claim, one based on 99.9999% ignorance of Frum and Perle's book. In just that single month he used the phrase more than a dozen times just on his main page (who knows how often he may have used it in his comboxes) -- ascribing it to conservatism generally, Front Page Magazine, Dennis Prager, and President Bush; making loopy analogies on space colonization and cloning; and even in reference to a couple of humorous items.
NOTE: One phrase replaced by VJM upon notice that someone whose opinion I care about thought it blasphemous.