We have not heard anything from Washington Post reporters Darryl Fears and Carol Leonnig in response to “Sliming James O’Keefe: A case study.” I think it’s fair to conclude that Fears and Leonnig have no quote from O’Keefe to support their imputation of racial motives to him, and that what the Post has done to O’Keefe is disgusting.
John Rosenberg of the Discriminations site writes to point out that he has frequently commented on Fears. Rosenberg cites several posts inspired by Fears. “Sliming ACORN’s exposers is not his first transgression,” Rosenberg writes. “Each one of these is an individual post…responding to a different outrage in one of his Post articles. I’ve never tried to amalgamate them into one post specifically about Fears. Or, for that matter, about the Post: the fact that these articles keep coming obviously
says as much, or more, about the Post as Fears himself:” Below are Rosenberg’s posts in reverse chronological order:
Fears no evil
More Fears mongering
Fears some evil
At the Washington Post, more Fears mongering
At the Washington Post, Fears for minorities as victims
At the Washington Post, Fears for affirmative action
Downside of diversity, cont.
Need I add that I have borrowed the heading of this post from Rosenberg’s message to me?
UPDATE: The Post runs a correction of the Fears/Leonnig story today:
Correction to This Article
This article about the community organizing group ACORN incorrectly said that a conservative journalist targeted the organization for hidden-camera videos partly because its voter-registration drives bring Latinos and African Americans to the polls. Although ACORN registers people mostly from those groups, the maker of the videos, James E. O’Keefe, did not specifically mention them.
In other words, Post reporters Fears and Leonnig fabricated the existence of an O’Keefe quotation indicating a racial animus for O’Keefe’s reportage. The race angle existed only in the minds of the Washington Post itself. Thanks for clearing that up.
We hope later today to have Joel Mowbray reporting for us regarding the Post’s drive-by on O’Keefe.