June 25, 2006

Steve Gilliard, whose "e-mails" figure prominently in the New Republic's fatwa against Kos, responds here. It's an eloquent and measured post, indicating that on a very key point in Jason Zengerle's argument, something may have been falsely atributed to Gilliard, and at the very least, TNR owes the man an apology (least of all for quoting private e-mail), and the rest of us an explanation.

[UPDATE: Zengerle has now, kinda sorta, apologized, admitting that the Gilliard e-mail was bogus, but then claiming that "this error is of a relatively minor nature," which unfortunately will allow "others to try to use this minor error to distract people from much larger issues" (including, swear to Kobe, whether Kos' buddy Jerome Armstrong was once a believer in astrology), and refusing to out the source who gave him this Fake-But-Accurate memo.]

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