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Monday, May 23, 2005

Ari Berman Tries His Best

Ari Berman (writer of The Daily Outrage Blog on thenation.com) is really incredible. It takes a special human being to write a blog for one of the Holy Books of the liberal movement, and consistently screw up your stories. It's like amateur hour over at The Nation every time he logs on, yet he still shows up to work each day with his head held high. We should all have that kind of self-esteem.

I've actually made a game of finding his mistakes each time he posts, for example let's look at today's masterpiece. His fourth bullet looks promising, which is to say I know he's completely wrong:

"Forget Al-Qaeda, violent animal rights extremists and eco-terrorists are now one of the deadliest threats to American security, the FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms told a Senate panel this week. As Bin Laden plots from a cave and insurgents target US soldiers daily in Iraq, tree huggers and fur haters have emerged as ripe for the picking. "

Oh Ari, it's so cute when you don't even read the headline of the story you're linking to; you have the blissful ignorance of Mr. Magoo. Just so you have it when you sit down to write your retraction, it's "FBI, ATF address domestic terrorism". That's domestic terrorism Ari, as in not international, as in not Al Qaeda. A quick search on the FBI's website will provide you with a thorough explanation of the differences if you're still having trouble.

These are so much fun (and so easy) I'm gonna keep posting them until Ari figures out that you can't just make stuff up when you're posting your sources. Nice try Ari, you get an "A" for effort.


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Blogger Max(well) said...

Or maybe... just maybe... Ari was making a crack about how obsessed the current administration is with ignoring its real enemies and silencing all its detractors. Just a guess.

5/23/2005 04:58:00 PM  
Blogger Brash Limburg said...

I'm sure he was, but it makes no sense. And while it's one thing to say it as an offhand remark on the Daily Show, it's another to post it on your blog where it's only purpose is to make a valid point, which it doesn't.

5/23/2005 07:52:00 PM  

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