Birds do it. Bees do it. Even educated twits do it.
We have long made fun of Glenn Reynolds for posting links to unconfirmed stories, or even absurd ones, and then just moving on, nothing to see here. Sometimes it appeared as if he hadn’t even read what he was linking to. Now if he were the New York Times or the BBC, we would be treated to diatribes and accusations about their so-called liberal agendas, and then he would pontificate about “New Media”, and real time reporting, and blogs, and yadda yadda yadda. Anyway, you get the idea.
Now it looks like Andrew Sullivan has become the Insta-Sullivan.
Here is Sullivan on Wednesday:
CNN AND IRAN: A truly disturbing story, if true. Will CNN confirm? Are they still sucking up to the mullahs?
Here’s Andy today:
CNN CORRECTS: The media giant sends the following message: “It is entirely untrue that CNN declined to air a video tape purporting to show an attack by agents of the Iranian regime on students in their dormitory. CNN was never offered such a tape, does not know if such a tape exists, does not have an office in Iran and never has.”
Now it’s not like Andy was lying in the first post. He was just passing on something that he heard. But, of course, he didn’t apologize or take responsibility for it either.
Weird. It’s like he has a role model for something like this. Maybe two.