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I’ve Made David Shuster Cry

Could MSNBC Be Any More Defensive About This Email List?

First, you’ll have to remember David Shuster does not like me very much. Back during campaign season, David Shuster tried to ambush Marsha Blackburn (R-TN). He tried to launch a left wing smear against her and got his own data wrong. After you guys all called MSNBC, he was forced to do an on-air apology to Rep. Blackburn. So he doesn’t like RedState or me.

That probably explains this email I found in my spam.

Erick Erickson,

I don’t know who you are or how you get your information. Clearly, you can’t be bothered to do some actual reporting and check it out. None the less, I have never participated in any e-mail list serve to collaborate with anybody outside of NBC News to form news stories. Furthermore, until I was directed to your blog, I had never even heard that there might even be a list-serve for bloggers, policy guys, and journalists to collaborate on-line.

Please correct your posting. And next time you want to publish an allegation that involves me, how about e-mailing me first? Journalism 101, remember? To that end, please name your “source” of your posting so everybody knows who burned you. Or, did you just make up the info yourself?

David

I don’t know who you are

I’m the guy who got enough people to call MSNBC to complain about your stunt with Blackburn that you were forced to issue an on-air apology.

I have never participated in any e-mail list serve to collaborate with anybody outside of NBC News to form news stories.

So, what you are saying then is that the left-wing blogosphere has become part of NBC News?

until I was directed to your blog, I had never even heard that there might even be a list-serve for bloggers, policy guys, and journalists to collaborate on-line.

So, David is apparently admitting he doesn’t keep up with the news, particularly the hot news of the day?

I don’t think so. I think he’s full of it and now on the defensive just like all the other lefties running for cover after this story broke. He does not want to be accused of collaborating with the left when we all know there is no way he comes up with hit jobs like he pulled on Blackburn by himself.

Journalism 101, remember?

Journalism 101 — is that where they teach you to throw a dead soldier’s name around for points on television and then get your facts wrong? Is it, David?

please name your “source” of your posting so everybody knows who burned you. Or, did you just make up the info yourself?

I’ve got credible people who have knowledge of the list telling me you are on the list. I believe you are on the list. Put another way, I believe you have more incentive to lie about not being on the list than those telling me you are on the list have incentive to lie to me.

And if they have gotten confused as to which list you are on, then you aren’t on the journalist list, but the activist list.

*Ezra Klein emails to say Shuster is not on the list and the person telling me Shuster is on the list is lying to me. How about we get a list of who all is on the list and we’ll know for sure who is lying? The guy emailing me may be fallible, but he has never lied to me before on stuff and he’s damn well connected to these lefty reporters.

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