So Bush wishes Clinton well at a rally, the crowd of partisans cheers, and the AP lies and claims that the crowd booed. Finally, the facts come out, and a correction is made. What bothers Josh Marshall?
Karen Hughes went totally apesh-t at the AP when that dispatch hit the wire.
She stormed up the bleachers and starting screaming at the AP writer (who took it in stride). “They didn’t boo! Were you and I in the same rally! What is this crap?” or something along those lines (it was loud in there). The AP writer then canvassed his colleagues, who all said they hadn’t heard any boos.
Say what you want about McClellan (“dreadful briefer,” “talking points only”), I don’t think he’s ever screamed at a reporter…
The blatant fabrication and out and out lie doesn’t bother Marshall. Hughes yelling to get the lie exposed does. Telling.