Friday, October 24, 2008

Ashley Todd Confesses That Obama Attack Story Was A Hoax

via Sullivan.

I always wonder in cases like this: what if she hadn't confessed? I mean, it was still obviously false, but there'd be people pushing this story for the next fifty years if she hadn't.

Actually: is there any doubt that there will be some 'nuts who will hint darkly that Todd was intimidated into confessing?

But, Lord, it turns out that even Michelle Malkin called BS on this! Whoa! Now there's something you don't see every day...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, c'mon. Malkin probably had her whole See?-I-told-you-so screed written and was on the verge of posting it when someone "slapped" some sense into her.

Meanwhile over at TownHall, Hugh Hewitt who immediately assumed the story legit has a crop of readers busy backpeddling, defending, and, of course, dishing out the ol' "Ok, Todd lied. But calling her lie also racism is itself racist - gotcha!"

It just makes me tired all over to see such rhetorical plays where there could be some actual intelligent conversation. I just wish these exchanges were more honest. A simple STFU here would actually be a step in the right direction. At least that doesn't pretend to be a thoughtful argument and well-constructed retort.

11:29 PM  

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