TheNation Mag's MeaCulpa: An Apology to John 'Don't Touch My Junk!' TynerSubmitted by BleuCream013 on Sun, 11/28/2010 - 17:16
suppose better late than never, but did The Nation mag have any credibility left 'to lose,' to begin with?
" ‘Nation’ Editor Is Sorry"
The heiress, and socialist founder speaks the obvious:
"An Apology to John Tyner"
The original authors of the imbecilic OpEd http://dailypaul.com/node/150437 which prompted the only one of the few handful publicly noted consistently intellectually-honest 'progressives' around, Gleen Greenwald, to bitchslap them silly with the only thing they deserved, the harsh Truth:
"Anatomy of a Journalistic Smear Job"
so the original smear merchants, Mark Ames and Yasha Levine, 'acquiesced' to Glenn, sort of:
"A Response to Glenn Greenwald"
A rationale only a Propagandist's mom would be proud of:
"We did not, however, claim that Tyner was affiliated with the Astroturf and/or Koch-funded groups mentioned later in the piece, and indeed we noted directly that Tyner denied any such associations in an interview with The Nation..."
no but you used the pathetically cheap, and obvious smear tactic employed by every single propagandist to have ever walked the earth: imply, imply, imply. No, not-accusing accusing someone by putting the person's name in the same sentence with an active verb that implicates, is "unintentional." yup, kinda like 'you like ham sandwich, and so did Hitler.' It's like, 'Hey, I ain't saying you are Hitler, but just saying...'
They were "puzzled," puzzled at Glenn's righteous reaction, I tell you!
while certainly much better than the two scribes of the initial smear OpEd, but is Vanden Heuvel's mea culpa really sincere, or is it one of those 'I am sorry, IF______' non-apology apologies?
you be the judge.