Boehlert is entitled to his opinion, of course, but he doesn’t seem to understand the ethics of journalism.
The oversight is understandable because Media Matters for America lacks both ethics and honor.
Post Script around 7 p.m.: The Blue Virginia blog is deliberately distorting my article. I tried to add a comment and their commenting system refused to let me post. It could be a malfunction. After a half dozen attempts, I’m giving up. Here is the comment (plus a bit I just added now) that I wanted to post:
You are deliberately taking the passage out of context. The left believes 9/11 is a “Republican” day, not me. That’s what I wrote. As I wrote, Keith Olbermann said the same thing last year. The week after the Republican Party convention last year Olbermann said:
But 9/11 has become a brand name. A Republican campaign slogan. Propaganda of the lowest form. 9/11 has become 9/11 with a trademark logo. “9/11 TM” has sustained a president who long ago should have been dismissed, or impeached. It has kept him and his gang of financial and constitutional crooks in office without — literally — any visible means of support. “9/11 TM” has made possible the greatest sleight-of-hand in our nation’s history.
Post Script around 7:45 p.m.: Welcome Alan Colmes, former liberal punching bag on the earlier incarnation of Sean Hannity’s TV show. Alan has difficulty understanding simple words. He claims I wrote the phrase “extremist radical” in the article. No, Alan. I referred to Color of Change as an “extremist racial-grievance group.” Extremist racial, not extremist radical. That would be redundant. Get a proofreader, Alan. In your zeal to condemn me you are making silly mistakes.