Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Quote of the Day: Unreliable Sources Edition
"When I conducted the telephone interview for my Nov. 27 article on California Rep. Darrell Issa, my unambiguous understanding was that I was speaking with Rep. Issa. I subsequently learned that I was speaking to his chief spokesman, Kurt Bardella. None of the views ascribed to Issa are inaccurate, but the attribution throughout the story should have been to his spokesman, not to the congressman. We have since corrected the article. The earlier version also mentioned Darrell Issa’s 'tendency to refer to himself in the third person.' In fact, that usage was appropriate because the interview was with his spokesman."
-- Howard Kurtz, formerly of the Washington Post and currently of the Daily Beast and CNN's Reliable Sources
Jesus, I wonder why nobody takes political journalism seriously anymore.
Darrell Issa's "tendency to refer to himself in the third person" -- just hilarious.
You know, in Howie's defense, he was actually trying to get a date with the guy working out next to Darrell Issa.
"Darrell's gonna get you, Howie! Darrell holds grudges!"