Thursday, September 27, 2007

Wishful Thinking and Hoping - The Reagan Diaries

September 27, 2007

Listening to the Neal Boortz program this evening, I heard him read what was sent to him in email and labeled as a direct quote from the Reagan Diaries.

“A moment I've been dreading. George brought his ne're-do-well son around this morning and asked me to find the kid a job. Not the political one who lives in Florida. The one who hangs around here all the time looking shiftless. This so-called kid is already almost 40 and has never had a real job. Maybe I'll call Kinsley over at The New Republic and see if they'll hire him as a contributing editor or something. That looks like easy work.”

The internet and emails are abuzz over this with several Leftist sites lauding their “find.” Of course, it also shows just who quotes without the luxury of actually having the book because the quote is not from the Reagan Diaries, but was a quote taken out of context from a July 7, 2007 Michael Kinsley article for the New Republic.

Maybe if they had ran it through the local Kinko’s, like Dan Rather did in the “fake but accurate” memo he televised in 2004, they might have been spared the embarrassment of once again, letting their BDS get the better of them.

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