Remarkable.

5 comments December 4th, 2007at 09:43pm Posted by Eli

Just a couple of news items that made me do an “Oh, really?” double-take. First up, from National Review editor K-Lo’s “explanation” of Thomas Smith’s rather… fanciful Lebanon reporting:

I wish this hadn’t happened. I still think Smith is a well-intentioned reporter. We post him on a submission-by-submission basis and will continue to do so unless we have reason to decide otherwise. (And we are currently doing a more thorough review of all his work.)

So… Smith just makes shit up, and NRO wants to keep publishing him? Remarkable.

Second, from Dubya’s press briefing about the bombshell Iran NIE and what he knew, and when he knew it:

I was made aware of the NIE last week. In August, I think it was John – Mike McConnell came in and said, We have some new information. He didn’t tell me what the information was. He did tell me it was going to take a while to analyze.

So… DNI tells Dubya that there’s new information on Iran, and Dubya doesn’t even ask what it is? Remarkable.

I guess there’s a reason good conservative journalists are so hard to find…

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