Reporting 101

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I’m a little new at this blogging business, and as a general principle, don’t think it’s a good idea to get baited. However, I’d like to clarify something:

The storm of comments on my initial post on the Senate ethics bill seem to have been generated by one on Atrios. The presumption of a lot of those comments seems to be that I was somehow “taken” by a GOP aide who lied to me, and gullibly reported it. In fact, the first I ever reported the comment was in this blog. I never wrote it as fact. When I reported it at all, it was to show that the GOP was putting out false spin, which was quickly exposed by their actions on the floor.