Lanny Davis is concerned:
I write columns and post blogs regularly, and I’ve made my share of factual mistakes.
So I do not sit in judgment of someone who goofed. But if you make a factual mistake, there are certain rules of the road that responsible writers and bloggers should follow: (1) immediately correct the error as soon as you find out — and in the same publication; (2) if it was also a personal attack in any way, which turned out to be based on a false statement, then personally apologize — no ifs, ands or buts; and (3) learn a lesson for next time — be more careful.***
Recently, one of the more well-known bloggers, Markos Moulitsas, founder of the liberal blog The Daily Kos, made a mistake in his Sept. 23 column in this newspaper, titled “Blue Dogs, beware,” and did so in the course of making a personal attack on the integrity of a Blue Dog Democrat, Rep. Jim Cooper (Tenn.). I met Mr. Cooper only once, just recently, but I have known of him for years as someone with an outstanding reputation for honesty, thoughtfulness and open-mindedness — even if some people, including myself, might disagree with him on certain issues.
I would like all of you to help me with a little project. Use the comments here to document every single lie, every bit of complete nonsense, and all the complete and utter falsehoods and bullshit that spewed out of the mouth of Lanny Davis from the start of the 2008 Democratic primary until now. Every single one, with a link to document it. Once we have compiled our dossier, we are going to do everything we can to demand that the Hill publish it. And then Lanny can spend the next six months apologizing, rather than whoring himself out to foreign interests.
If all Democrats were like Lanny Davis, I’d still be writing at Red State.