Remember last December when the well-paid Joe Klein huffily declared:
I have neither the time nor legal background to figure out who's right.
That came after Klein repeatedly botched both his facts and analysis of a pending FISA bill in a Time magazine article and on Time’s Swampland blog.
It was embarrassingly clear that Klein had never even read the bill, and some cyber-punk named Glenn Greenwald righteously and rightfully blasted lazy Joe with pixels ablazing.
Now ABC News' Senior National Correspondent
Jake Tapper admits that he was too busy eating a chicken sandwich to obtain the definitive and readily available primary source for
The Drudge story alleged that Mickey Kantor, an informal advisor to the Hillary Clinton campaign, had once insulted the good people of Indiana and that the insult was documented in the film, The War Room. The clip -- to which Tapper helpfully linked -- was even available on YouTube.
It’s unclear whether Tapper ever doubted Drudge’s story or the audio clarity of the YouTube clip.
Were I not currently eating a chicken sandwich at Liberty East Restaurant in Charlotte, NC, while working on a World News piece about the economy and the candidates, I would go to Blockbuster, rent a copy of The War Room and settle this matter as much as possible.
Tapper overlooks another option. If he was too busy to review the pertinent segment of The War Room,
As it is, all I can do is post this to explain why I took down the original blog entry, and re-post it with all the added context above.
The “added context” being the chicken sandwich.