Thursday, March 08, 2007


If you think that you saw a posting by US News and World Reports writer Michael Barone about the developing situation regarding the dismissal of eight US prosecutors, you weren't seeing things. Someone did post an article about that subject.

Problem is that it wasn't Barone.

The US News website was hacked and someone published that story under his name, but it wasn't him. Barone actually wrote Andrew Sullivan (who at first was duped by the hacker - though not the only one according to memeorandum):
"I'm pretty sure I haven't commented on the firing of the U.S. attorneys. I really haven't looked into it enough to be able to comment knowledgeably."
One has to wonder how many people have relied on the faux Barone posting.

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