06 May 2007

Has The Media Ever Met Any People?

ABC's Washington Madam story has collapsed, with the network refusing to name names. Conservatives suspect that the refusal is more because not enough conservatives were found in her phone records, but that's neither here nor there. (Note that ABC specifically avoided acquiring her phone records from during the Clinton Administration.)

I am amused, though, that ABC thought that it had a scandal in part because one of the clients claimed to be a senior economist at the White House. In truth, he turned out to be a mid-level staffer at the Office of Thrift Supervision. Men lie about status even to prostitutes. It's enough to make a cynical old conservative smile.

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