Within the first three or so hours of respected liberal journalism site Talking Points Memo posting their The New Spin: The White House Would Be A Step Down For Sarah Palin. article yesterday, I had posted a piece that showed conclusively that TPM had the story wrong and that Andrew Breitbart’s rcent statements about Sarah Palin being more powerful working outside of politics was neither 1) new or 2) spin.
But no matter. No retraction or clarification. And you know what? It’s effective.
TPM posts it’s misleading report in the morning and by the afternoon it shows up on Hardball, complete with a ‘Spin Machine"’ over-the-shoulder graphic.
And also on MSNBC, Cenk delivers a barely rewritten version of the TPM piece. Seriously, compare the two and you’lll see he owes TPM ‘reporter’ Benjy some royalties.
If a print publican did what Cenk did – without attribution to TPM – it’d be called ‘plagiarism’.