Yep. This is how some of us are now obliged to spend our waking hours…
Instead, [Politico’s] Smith simply took Blumenthal’s characterization and wrote that McCain’s “views on race — he opposes, among other things, intermarriage — have since made him a pariah even on the right.”
I e-mailed Smith and asked for the basis for that statement, and pointed out that I was not aware of anything supporting the proposition that McCain opposed interracial marriage (or that he was a pariah, but that’s not the point of this post).
Smith then changed the wording, to state that McCain “has written critically of interracial marriage” with a link to the Signorile article, with no mention that McCain denied the assertion.
Sometime overnight, Smith changed the post again to include a link to a Southern Poverty Law Center assertion in 2005 that McCain was associated with racist groups, an allegation McCain also has denied. z
To his credit, Smith added an update linking to McCain’s denial of the allegations.
But Smith also added a link to Little Green Footballs…