It strikes me that, as a good libertarian, I ought to be exploiting information asymmetries for private profit more aggressively. There appear to be a substantial number of people out there who are swallowing the obviously-bogus story about Michelle Obama calling up the African Press International (hosted at WordPress!) to deliver an insane, self-destructive rant. So let me make them all an offer.
API has promised to release on the Internet an audio recording of their conversation with Michelle Obama verifying their claims. I will wager that either they will not do so within the next week, or that if they do release some audio of someone saying approximately what they’ve attributed to Michelle Obama, it will not, in fact, be her voice. We don’t even have to go by the verdict of the dreaded MSM. If, within the next week, the general consensus at, let’s say, 2/3 of National Review, The Weekly Standard, and The American Spectator is that API has established their case and provided a genuine recording of Michelle Obama, I’ll consider that determinative. I’ll even give 3-1 odds. So if you think this story has even a 50-50 chance of being legit, this should be a pretty sweet bet.
So let’s go folks, here’s your chance to put a Beltway media snob in his place. $50? Anybody?