The incident with Phillip F. Thompson and Senator Webb's gun demonstrates why the right-wing blogosphere has so little influence in Virginia. The right-wing kept pushing a story that had no merit long after every mainstream media reporter had figured out that Thompson lacked the necessary criminal intent, or "mens rea," to be guilty of the crimes he was accused of.
What does that tell us? Virginia's right-wing blogosphere is either too ignorant to understand a concept like mens rea (it is, after all, Latin) or they are deliberately trying to mislead their readers.
Why would anyone trust anything coming out of this group?