I read that this morning. Pathetic.
He tries to play off that he made up the phrase casually “I was talking hypothetically and hyperbolically” but he “followed up with an e-mail, as a reminder: “Did he get $25K speaking fee from Friends of Hamas?”
and he does nothing to stop the rumors because
“Somehow, I was not aware of the firestorm until Sunday, when I glanced at my phone and saw a Slate.com story…”
then he diverts it by blaming the source who he wrote the email to asking Did Hagel “get $25K speaking fee from Friends of Hamas?”
The person denied sharing my query with Breitbart but admitted the chance of having mentioned it to others. Since the source knew we spoke under a standard that my questions weren’t for sharing, that’s a problem.
Its a Garabage paper. All week they’ve been publishing supposed letters to the editor thanking them for their reporting of the “anti-Israel” event at Brooklyn College and asking for more coverage like that(?) Thanks bejesus for internet news and mondoweiss.