Posted by: wtfwjd? | June 11, 2008

Now that’s journalism!

Joke Line:

The estimable Noam Scheiber has done some research on the estimable General James Jones, recently mentioned as a potential running mate for Barack Obama…

Curious about what kind of research “the estimable Noam Scheiber” has done, I follow Klein’s link and find that estimable Scheiber’s “research” consists of nothing but excerpting 800-odd words from Bob Woodward’s State of Denial. Scheiber footnotes the whole thing with this caveat:

P.S. You obviously have to take this portrayal with a grain of salt, since Jones appears to be a major source for this material. Still, I assume Woodward double-checked it with someone.




  1. Assume Woodward was kissing butt so he wouldn’t lose precious access.

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