Like many distinctive recipes, the Crackpot Casserole has a back story. It’s not particularly interesting. But unlike the typical recipe that features ingredients available in your local mega-mart, you’ll need to know the back story to find the ingredients for Crackpot Casserole.
- 1 obscure, ethically challenged lefty blogger
- 1 pearl clutching wingnut drama queen with an advanced persecution complex
- 1 ridiculous conspiracy theory
- 3-?? innocent bystanders
- Several handfuls of absurdly credulous wingnut blogs and media outlets
This is a unique casserole in that the ingredients interact with each other to produce various actions -- some deliberately and some as passive elements. Here's how it works:
- The first ingredient initiates contact with the second, which produces a chemical reaction in the second ingredient caused by greed and a desperate need for attention. That in turn produces the third ingredient.
- The second ingredient then adds liberal (heh!) sprinklings of the fourth ingredient to the third to form the basic casserole.
- Then, like a mom hiding Brussels sprouts in a bowl of Spaghetti-O’s, the second ingredient cleverly disguises the fourth ingredient as red meat to make it attractive to the fifth ingredient.
- To complete the casserole, the fifth ingredient has to swallow the concoction described in Step 3.
Albee-esque levels of absurdity, aided and abetted by irresponsible "anchors" such as Breitbart TV's Scott Baker and Liz Stephens, who fail to do even the most rudimentary fact-checking, such as reading or contacting the owners of the blogs they display on their "program" to check if the outlandish claims made by their "guest" are true.
It seems fake pimp James O'Keefe sets the journalistic standards at Breitbart's joint. But anyway, the fully baked Crackpot Casserole can be sampled here starting at around the 27-minute mark. Bon appétit!