Thursday, October 16, 2008

Conservative Frum Blows Another Story

Political blogging is all about debate and discussion. You take a stand or make an argument and put it on the Internet. Some readers agree, some don't. That's politics.

But it is important to have at least an occasional acquaintance with the facts. Facts, after all, are important, at least for those of us in the actual world.

Not so much, perhaps, for David Frum, conservative pundit, former Bush speechwriter, and author of the famous Bush phrase, "axis of evil," a reference to U.S. enemies like Iran and North Korea.

But in an apparent rush this week, Frum attacked MSNBC's Keith Olbermann by calling him out on a nasty John McCain-Nazi reference.

Just one tiny problem: Olbermann didn't make any such statement. The statement cited by Frum was made on a humor website called 23/6.

Frum goofed—and he has (to his credit) removed the posting. But it's more egg on Frum's conservative face.

Read all about the erroneous Frum flap here.

1 comment:

Tulsan said...

Not a good week for Frum: Here he is on Rachel Maddow's MSNBC show, 10/13. He tries to take it to her, but she delivers it all back and more:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SH4LovZeowo