October 15, 2009

HuffPo pulls fake Limbaugh quotes***Updated***

Not sure if anyone has picked this up yet, but the editors at the Huffington Post have pulled the fake Limbaugh "slavery" quotes from a 2006 Jack Huberman article. Huberman's book was one of the original sources for the fake quotes, apparently picking them up from the wikipedia entry where they first appeared.

A note at the beginning of the article now states:

Editor's Note: An earlier version of this post contained quotes attributed to Rush Limbaugh, which Limbaugh has since denied making. As is our policy when a fact in a blog post is called into question, we gave its author 24 hours to substantiate the quote. Since he has not been able to do so, the quotes have been deleted from the post.

So Huberman wasn't able to back it up, they pulled the quotes. That's fair enough, I guess. I wonder if the rest of the "fact-check" media will be honest enough to follow their online lead. Don't hold your breath.

The Weekly Standard reported earlier today that this might happen. HT to them.

Update:
Looks like I scooped the Weekly Standard on their own story. And over at HotAir they are reporting the CNN's Rick Sanchez has offered a sort-of lame retraction, or at least admission they didn't fact check the story.

By Barbarossa at 11:36 PM | Comments |