Monday, August 04, 2008

More on Dana Milbank and Jonathan Weisman and "I have become a symbol of America returning to our best traditions" vs context then "I have just become a symbol ...".

I missed Milbank's chat with readers, which is a wonderful feature of www.washingtonpost.com. Much too late, I now have a question. Did Milbank go back to his original source and ask him or her if the alleged context is accurate. Milbank notes that there is no tape, but the source should be able to come up with some context [probably been working on it]. Other people in the room will coordinate, but the can't coordinate instantly. I think Milbank can find out who chose to distort. In fact, I suspect he has and knows that it is the original source.

I am pleased to note that someone got to this blog googling: full answer I have become a symbol of America returning to our best traditions which gave it as the first hit.

I am less pleased to note that google has no hits for the second version of the quote "I have just become a symbol of America returning to our best traditions" [I elided from "symbol" on as did the person who contested the quote]

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