For the last several days we’ve been narrating the odd aftermath of ABC’s Jon Karl’s blockbuster but ultimately erroneous report about the White House Benghazi emails. This afternoon he released what I believe is his first statement on the controversy as such …
Statement from ABC News’ Jonathan Karl: “I regret that one email was quoted incorrectly and I regret that it’s become a distraction from the story, which still entirely stands. I should have been clearer about the attribution. We updated our story immediately when new information became available.”
This seems at best willfully misleading.Read More →
AP: “Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner has been arrested for extortion by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is being held in Pulaski County Jail.”
Special thanks to TPM Reader DG for the heads up.
GOP Rep storms away when father of Aurora victim tries to share pictures of dead son.
AP: “Thousands of anti-gay protesters, including Orthodox priests, occupied a central street in Georgia’s capital Friday, with some threatening to lash with stinging nettles any participant in a gay pride parade which was to take place there.”
IRS Official Lois Lerner called lawyer to plant question which revealed IRS scandal.
Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) keeps spinning his vote against expanding background checks for gun purchases.
Toronto Mayor sorta denies smoking crack with Somali crack dealers.
Daily Caller accuses Obama of breaching ‘Marine umbrella protocol.’
TPM Reader JB has his own take on why Dems aren’t going into full freak out mode over those doctored emails …
You know the answer to your correspondent RP’s question about the lack of Democratic reaction to manufactured quotes about Benghazi.Read More →
Rep. now about to pop a blood vessel at the IRS hearing is Rep. Tim Griffin, central player in the US Attorney Firing Scandal.
ICYMI: Something that never happens, mainstream reporters call out Republican staffers for giving reporters doctored White House Benghazi emails.
This is delightfully bizarre: an actual planted question. Not the fever dream of conspiracists. But an actual, real life, planted question. A rare species.
Acting IRS Director Steven Miller has confirmed that the question that revealed the IRS’ inappropriate targeting of conservative groups was planted. It was arranged ahead of time to be asked during a Q&A at a tax lawyer’s conference in DC. The IRS knew the inspector general’s report would be coming out soon and this was their nascent effort to get ahead of the story. You see how that turned out.
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