They’re all shameless liars. And the hilarious thing is, they’re all so abysmally awful at it:
They’re taking more than just ideas, champ. In fact, the beauty of MoDo’s snafu is that not only does it show a major player in the media being led around by nutroots talking points, it involves her lifting stuff from a blog that’s actually called “Talking Points.” Glorious. Exit question: Any predictions as to what her excuse will be?
Well, as with Pinocchiolosi, we can safely assume it’ll be rib-ticklingly pathetic. And sure enough:
josh is right. I didn’t read his blog last week, and didn’t have any idea he had made that point until you informed me just now.
i was talking to a friend of mine Friday about what I was writing who suggested I make this point, expressing it in a cogent — and I assumed spontaneous — way and I wanted to weave the idea into my column. but, clearly, my friend must have read josh marshall without mentioning that to me.
we’re fixing it on the web, to give josh credit, and will include a note, as well as a formal correction tomorrow.
Oh, I just bet you will. Since it amounts to a friendly-fire incident, we’ll most likely be spared the comic Cannae of seeing Marshall siccing the lawyers on the NYT. But I can dream, can’t I?
Update! Correction duly posted, natch, and with every bit of the generous-minded humility you’d expect from the NYTwits. IE, none.
Updated update! Stacy McCain:
Amazing that she couldn’t accurately quote the President of the United States, but she got Josh Marshall word-for-word.
Heh. Also, ouch.