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What V-Po Said

September 27th, 2009 · 5 Comments

I had the same reaction as Virginia Postrel to the claim that an NBC producer sent a brazenly anti-Semitic e-mail to the group Americans for Limited Government. Even if the producer in question harbored such crude sentiments, you don’t get to a position of even minor responsibility at a major media outlet like that without understanding that this is how career-killing scandals are made. It just doesn’t smell right.  If the e-mail had been time-stamped 3 a.m., I’d consider the possibility that it was some kind of drunken Mel Gibsonesque lapse in judgment of gargantuan proportions, but at 2 in the afternoon?  Well, I’ll happily give odds to anyone who wants to wager on this being authentic

Tags: Journalism & the Media



5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 southpaw // Sep 28, 2009 at 12:30 am

    Also, who responds “bite me” to a press release? Doesn’t make any sense.

  • 2 NG // Sep 28, 2009 at 3:08 am

    I agree – but don’t you think the type of person who writes these emails is also the type to get drunk at lunch?

  • 3 K.Chen // Sep 28, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    Lets face it, an e-mail is trivially easy to fake.

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  • 5 squirrel // Sep 29, 2009 at 9:19 am

    I do this a lot, unfortunately. I have a bad habit of sending email to myself urging me to “double the size of my love thruster” and then forgetting that I ever sent it.

    It must have come from me, right? It says so there in the “To:” line and my email would never lie to me.