I’ve heard lots of excuses for continuing to protect sources who supply false information, but the source’s own refusal to return phone calls is a new one on me. As to Zengerle’s belief that liberal bloggers who didn’t take Mickey Kaus’s bait were taking orders from Kos: Who needs the tin hat now? Has Zengerle never heard the phrase “Least said, soonest mended”? I decided not to comment on the flap because (1) It didn’t seem very important and (2) discussing it was unlikely to forward the cause of replacing the current ruling clique with honest and competent successors. Does that make me one of Kos’s vassals?
But wait: Tom Maguire asserts that the Gilliard email was fake, but accurate. Now where have I heard that before?
Steve Gilliard, the victim of Zengerle’s carelessness (at least) isn’t satisfied with a vague apology. He wants to know who told the fib.