Media Fact: Saddam Had Weapons of Mass Destruction
posted by June 20 at 14:29 PMon
Over on his blog, Postman takes me to task for Slogging about rumors that Norm Maleng’s campaign fund was going to get funneled through the GOP to Dan Satterberg.
Fair enough, although, it was a minor footnote to a longer post about Maleng’s and Satterberg’s contribution histories. That footnote led to a Democratic Party press release—which I reported on … and followed up on this morning by having the GOP blast the Dems.
Anyway, I don’t have a problem with Dave getting mad about rumors going up on Slog. That’s his right. Slog is here to annoy Postman. But he must be really really annoyed at my lacking journalistick-ness because he even trots out his arch rival Neil Modie at the PI to show what real reporting is: Modie quotes Mike McKay (Maleng’s and now Satterberg’s treasurer) saying the money won’t be transferred.
This, however, is where I’m a little puzzled by Postman. He writes:
Here’s the fact, thanks to Neil Modie at the P-I:
“No money will be spent directly or indirectly to help (acting prosecutor) Dan Satterberg,” Seattle attorney Mike McKay said Tuesday. Judy Maleng, the late prosecutor’s wife, “has made that clear,” he said.
Here’s “the fact” ?? Postman? Is that you?
Postman knows as well as I do that quotes are quotes, not facts. If quotes were facts, the Iraq war would be legitimate because Saddam was linked to al Qaeda and he had weapons of mass destruction.