Friday, September 19, 2003


Wow, how can I compete with logic like this? I received an e-mail entitled "You probably already knew this":

But what the hey..........but the piece "George Will embarrasses himself again". Well whoever wrote full of shit himself or herself.  And the person who wrote can't be all that stupid.

Oh I see.....what was written was just fun and games.  I see how this works.

(Hometown withheld by Nitpicker)

Well, James, as you probably already know, it wasn't written for "fun and games," but to highlight an obvious smear against General Wesley Clark, who has served his country faithfully for over thirty years. If you kept reading the blog, you'd see that the Washington Post still hasn't corrected this obvious error and it's being repeated now by others to smear the general.

Here's the really funny bit in your e-mail, though:

The information transmitted may contain confidential material and is intended only for the person(s) or entity to which it is addressed.  Any review, re-transmission, dissemination or other use of, or taking of any action by person(s) or entities other than the intended recipient is prohibited.  If you are not the intended recipient, please delete the information from your system and contact the sender.

As we used to teach military officers in media training, you must get reporters' assurance that you're speaking "off the record" in advance of making comments. Then we told them that you could never assume that anything you said was actually off the record.

In other words, James: Bite me.


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