Patterico's Pontifications


Volokh Gets Weisberg — And Good

Filed under: Morons — Patterico @ 10:56 pm

Eugene Volokh does a great job exposing the frequently dishonest nature of Jacob Weisberg’s Bushisms. Today’s is a doozy.

Does Weisberg even read the stories he quotes from?

(Via Professor Bainbridge.)

Additions to Blogroll

Filed under: Bear Flag League,Blogging Matters — Patterico @ 6:51 pm

Added to the blogroll today are The National Debate and Tim Blair, two fabulous media watchdog sites that are featured (along with Patterico) on the OJR piece I mentioned earlier.

Also, welcome to new Bear Flag League member Raincross Conservative.

Dick Clarke: Liar Extraordinaire (Chapter 47)

Filed under: Current Events — Patterico @ 6:12 pm

I suppose the leftists will see me as a shill for Bush by pointing out, once again, proof that Dick Clarke is a shameless liar. Remember when he testified before Congress that he had not approved those flights that whisked bin Laden family members out of the country? Here’s Clarke, then:

The request came to me, and I refused to approve it. I suggested that it be routed to the FBI and that the FBI look at the names of the individuals who were going to be on the passenger manifest and that they approve it or not. I spoke with the — at the time — No. 2 person in the FBI, Dale Watson, and asked him to deal with this issue. The FBI then approved…the flight.

We knew when he said this that it was a lie. What we didn’t know is that he would soon admit that it was a lie.

Here’s Clarke now, speaking of the very same flights in an interview with The Hill:

I take responsibility for it. I don’t think it was a mistake, and I’d do it again. It didn’t get any higher than me. On 9-11, 9-12 and 9-13, many things didn’t get any higher than me. I decided it in consultation with the FBI.

I’ve said it before (many, many times) and I’ll say it again: this guy’s credibility is zero.

A tip of the virtual hat to Power Line.

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