Just when you thought Trump's supporters couldn't be any dumber, a Twitter user who describes himself as “the cool and chill guy of online” inadvertently punked several of the most powerful figures in conservative media, including Limbaugh. It shows just how easy it is to goad clueless Trump-loving media figures into distributing absurdly bad information to their massive audiences.

A little after 4 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, Twitter user @randygdub—whose previous two tweets made fun of Breitbart and Trump acolyte Bill Mitchell—tweeted:"i love working at the post office in Columbus, Ohio and ripping up absentee ballots that vote for trump."

You don’t have to be a great intellect to get that this is obviously a joke. For starters, @randygdub’s Twitter bio says he’s from California. And it takes about 60 seconds to go through his timeline and see that many of the tweets there are, well, not meant to be taken literally.  

But that didn't stop several of Trump's vociferous supporters from regurgitating RandyGDub’s tweet. Jim Hoft, the man behind the GatewayPundit blog, for example, wrote a blog post about RandyGDub’s tweet with this headline: “POSTAL WORKER Brags Online About Destroying Trump Ballots”. The Drudge Report followed suit by linking to it with the headline “Postal Worker Brags About Destroying Trump Ballots,” which stayed on the top of the site for several hours. Then, thinking the tweet was legit, Limbaugh referred to RandyGDub’s workplace as the “Post Orifice,” and whined that the story wasn’t getting more traction because of liberal media bias. “Let me ask you this,” Limbaugh said. “If a postal worker went on social media—I don’t care what it was, Facebook Twitter, LinkedIn, Reddit, you name it—and was bragging about destroying Hillary absentee ballots, do you think they’d be trying to hunt this guy down and put him in jail with the guy who made the video about the started Benghazi. They wouldn’t be stopping. They’d find this guy, they’d hunt him down, they’d give him to Marilyn Mosby and say ‘Have at it.’”

READ MORE: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/10/17/drudge-limbaugh-fall-for-twitter-joke-about-postal-worker-destroying-trump-ballots.html; see also http://www.attn.com/stories/12127/twitter-joke-shows-how-conspiracy-theories-spread-online.