A Florida Republican volunteer has been caught on tape calling up senior citizen voters on behalf of Mitt Romney and telling them that President Barack Obama is a secret muslim who wants to take away their Medicare.... "I don't know if you've done any research on Obama or not, but he is a Muslim," the woman says. "If he had his way, we'd be a socialistic country. Ya'll sound like ya'll are seniors citizens, right? You really don't want Obama because he will get rid of your Medicare ... say goodbye to it." Because if there's one thing socialists do its getting rid of "socialistic" programs like Medicare. The woman also informed the voters to "pay attention to Fox News."
Slog tipper and late-night wordsmith Gale—who may have been inspired by the above story—sent this email late last night:
I just made up a word because I couldn't focus my eyes. AND I LOVE MY NEW WORD. It fits this current political climate we are in. Some folks aren't misinformed. They are MALINFORMED. Dare I whisper the demographic... Fox News viewers?
People who pay attention to Fox News—like that Republican volunteer calling to warn seniors that Obama is a secret Muslim socialist who has it in for social programs (?)—aren't just misinformed. They are maliciously misinformed. They are malinformed by malinformers spreading malinformation.