If you’re my age or thereabouts, you probably remember that 1970s urban legend about how Mikey from the Life cereal commercials succumbed after ingesting a deadly combination of Pop Rocks and soda.
If you’re nowhere near my age, you may not have heard of it at all, so permit me to recap.
Pop Rocks was a candy that crackled when you put it in your mouth. And sometime during the 1970s, a rumor started spreading that the cute little boy, Mikey from the Life cereal commercials ate pop rocks and then drank a soda, and the combination was so toxic that his stomach exploded and he died.
Yeah. It never happened.
But you know how urban legends go.
The “Pop Rocks Killed Mikey” story spread like wildfire.
The rumor grew so prevalent that in 1979, General Foods was forced to run full-page ads in dozens of major publications letting consumers know that the Pop Rocks/soda combo was totally safe.
Imagine if, from the podium at the White House, then-President Jimmy Carter had brought up the tragic story of how Pop Rocks killed Mikey as a way to drive home a point on a particular issue Carter was flogging.
That’s what happened on Friday from the Biden White House.
In his address before signing executive orders on abortion, Old Joe brought up the current urban legend promoted by our garbage news media that a ten-year-old girl in Ohio was raped and impregnated and had to travel to Indiana to get an abortion.
There is no evidence that this girl even exists. None.
Even the Democrat-supportive fact-checking outlet Snopes couldn’t independently corroborate the tall tale.
The story was unquestioningly reported in major news outlets, none of whom appeared to take the time to find out if the story was remotely true.
The single “source” of this raped, pregnant 10-year-old urban legend is a virulent pro-abortion activist. That’s it. No corroborating sources, nothing.
It is the “Pop Rocks Killed Mikey” of Abortion stories.
The urban legend began to unravel after PJ Media writer Megan Fox did what every other reporter is supposed to do and dug into the claims.
In a Twitter thread on Wednesday, Fox dissected the story and its source and tracked how this urban legend spread, not through high schools like the “Pop Rocks Killed Mikey” rumor, but in major news outlets. She then recapped her thread in a column at PJ Media.
The fact that this uncorroborated “reporting” made it into every major American news outlet (and some overseas) without a single reporter doing even basic fact-checking says a lot about the state of our so-called “free press.”
But the fact that the President of the United States promoted this unsubstantiated story from the White House says a great deal more about this administration.
Admittedly, the story got even more outlandish in Biden’s telling of it. The ten-year-old didn’t travel to Indiana to terminate a pregnancy. In Joe’s telling, she traveled to Indiana to “terminate the presidency.”
To this White House, it doesn’t matter if the ten-year-old even exists. The story supports the narrative, and that’s all that matters.
It’s like the “Ghost of Kyiv” tall tale out of Ukraine.
Footage showing the mythical ace fighter pilot shooting Russian jets from the sky turned out to be footage from a video game.
Propaganda is as much a part of war as trench foot, shortages, and the clap.
And for the Democrat Party and their handmaids in the media, the overturning of Roe v. Wade means war.
Abortion is the hill they will die on. They will never surrender. So they will use every weapon in their arsenal, including fomenting violence against conservative justices, ramming through executive orders to defy a Supreme Court ruling, undermining the sovereignty of the states, and lying through their teeth.
In the service of abortion, a made-up story about a 10-year-old rape victim who traveled to Indiana to terminate the
presidency pregnancy is useful. The truth of the story matters about as much as a June bug in July.
So too is the dishonest claim that some states make treatment for miscarriages and ectopic pregnancies illegal.
By the way, Biden used that lie in his stupid speech as well:
This is the same administration that claims “disinformation” is a “threat” to “our democracy.”
And yet there’s President Puddin’ Brain peddling disinformation from the White House podium that was written ahead of time by members of the White House staff.
As Jesse Kelly said of that clip, “Biden is rapidly approaching overtaking Obama as the most vile piece of trash who ever occupied the White House.”
The Pop Rocks Killed Mikey story was silly. It makes for a fun trivia item. But ultimately, it was harmless.
But the lies the pro-abortionists are willing to peddle could cause actual harm.
If any woman is afraid to seek treatment after a miscarriage or for an ectopic pregnancy, it will be because these hideous liars made her afraid, all in service of their creepy religion’s sacred abortion rite.
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