Isn’t it interesting… (Updated)
Isn't it interesting that the folks on the left who quashed Rush Limbaugh's attempt to own an NFL football team by citing and constantly repeating racist quotes that he never said, are the same folks who screeched like little girls when damaging quotes by Obama administration officials, which they actually said, were publicized?
And isn't it also interesting that the irony of it all is completely lost on them?
Update (Val): The Huffington Post pulls the bogus quotes and CNN's Rick Sanchez kinda sorta apologizes, but really, not really on twitter:
i've know rush. in person,i like him. his rhetoric,however is inexcusably divisive. he's right tho. we didn't confirm quote. our bad.
Rick Sanchez, the token cubanito on CNN, is a douchebag, and certainly no one to be talking about the inexcusability of anything.
Perhaps the legal departments of both CNN and HuffPo could smell the aroma of lawsuits in the air?
More from a Mark Steyn reader, via Ed Driscoll:
As I am sure you are aware, the fake Limbaugh quotes have been traced to the Rush Limbaugh Wikiquote page, dating from July of 2005 (see the following link to see when the quotes were added). The Jack Huberman book that most people source for these quotes did not come out until the following year.
The quotes were added by a user with the IP address of 126.96.36.199. This address has been used mostly to make changes to the article about Rush, but also Karl Rove, Sean Hannity, Rush, James Dobson and Sara Palin from 2005 until earlier this year.
While others have noted this in various forums, no one seems to have made the connection that this IP address is used as a gateway by the law firm Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP (see here, for example) that all users from that IP address come from the pbwt.com domain.)
Given the likelihood that Limbaugh will sue over this, I find it interesting that the source of these bogus quotes is probably a lawyer…
Update (Val): It seems this is about much more than Rush and the NFL and guess who is behind it all? Why, the Obama administration, of course. This is the most pathetic, most disgusting, most coniving and most disingenuous presidential administration in the history of this country.