[FoRK] The Debate's ON for Tomorrow Night, Right?
luis at tieguy.org
Thu Sep 25 21:26:22 PDT 2008
On Fri, Sep 26, 2008 at 12:17 AM, Gordon Mohr <gojomo at boxbe.com> wrote:
> Luis Villa wrote:
>> On Thu, Sep 25, 2008 at 8:53 PM, Gordon Mohr <gojomo at boxbe.com> wrote:
>>> "You can't make this stuff up..."
>>> Except, in this case, someone did. Because Ambinder essentially corrects
>>> item you quote with a new entry clarifying (based on multiple Dem and GOP
>>> sources) that McCain did not himself raise any of these new proposals.
>> "McCain has not attacked the Paulson deal," said a third Republican
>> ***who was briefed by McCain direclty.*** "Unlike the [Democrats] in
>> the [White House] meeting, he didn't raise his voice or cause a
>> ruckus. He is urging all sides to come together."
>> ***emphasis mine***
>> Sorry, if you're getting briefed by the candidate yourself, you're not
>> a reliable source.
> Um, that's some pretty selective quoting by you. Are you trying to create
> the false impression that the second Ambinder post depended on only partisan
No, that was not the intent, sorry if that is how it came across, just
to criticize that one point.
(That said, I do think that Ambinder, like most of the MSM, makes
waaaaaay too much of anonymous sources and is very susceptible to
spin, so I take everything he writes (including this) with a big grain
of salt. But he's a 'reported' blog. I guess he's *supposed* to suck
in all the ways the MSM sucks.)
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