Above is Isaiah's The World Today Just Nuts "The Gentlemen's Journalism Club." PATHETICO (POLITICO) is now blackballed, we're done with it. When they refuse to be accurate when crediting, they demonstrate that they aren't a real news outlet.
So we won't be highlighting it anymore. Using my vote, that also means POLITICO will be removed from C.I.'s links. That may not happen tomorrow. But it will happen before the end of the week.
I hope you read C.I.'s "Let's address this and then get back to our focus" this morning. I really enjoyed it and was so glad she wasn't upset about what I wrote. You can freely write me about this topic. PATHETICO was one among many who credited sites 'reporting' the e-mails 2 days after C.I. started. Ryan e-mailed me about the comment he left on Michael Hastings BuzzFeed article:
- Ryan WestMichael Hastings and Buzzfeed need to correct their error.
The Washington Beacon or whatever it's called was not the first to pick up on the e-mails. They did so on June 7th.
June 5th, The Common Ills.
thecommonills.blogspot.com/ 2012/06/ iraq-snapshot_05.html
became the first site to cover the e-mails.
The morning of June 6th, they were still covering it.
thecommonills.blogspot.com/ 2012/06/ blue-balls-mcgurk-faces-sen ate-foreign.html
Not only is there the importance of being factually correct, it's offensive to me as a reader of The Common Ills that Michael Hastings did not get this correct. The Common Ills has repeatedly defended Hastings against the attacks from Thomas E. Ricks. I wouldn't even know the name Michael Hastings were it not for all the times the woman (C.I.) has defended Hastings.
And yet with regards to the factual record, Michael Hasting can't even get it correct that a woman broke this story?
And Ryan is so right. I remember Thomas E. Ricks making a point to pick on Michael Hasting's book (about reporting on Iraq and losing his fiancee or girlfriend who was also covering it). I remember C.I. ripping Ricks apart for that (such as here). And I could be wrong here but I know that C.I. doesn't know Hastings and I know that Hastings popped up a lot so my guess he's also one of those ungrateful bastards who e-mailed C.I. repeatedly to get stuff highlighted and not only never did anything in return, when he could've given C.I. credit for what she did, he was too much of a pig to do a damn thing.
Michael Hastings what a joke. No ethics at all.
He's one of those people who goes around using people and never gives back.
So am I feeling better tonight?
And I am not done with this topic.
I think these people are disgusting.
No one's asking them to make up a thing.
No one even asked them to mention C.I. I haven't written or blogged to the Washington Post, for instance, saying, "Why won't you mention The Common Ills!"
But if you're writing about who first wrote about the e-mails, it was C.I. on June 5th, not some conservative publication on June 7th.
So now we know Michael Hastings is both a liar and a piece of trash.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"