Marc Ambinder catches lizardlike NY Times columnist Bill Kristol making shit up:

Bill Kristol’s New York Times column about Barack Obama this morning contains a major, prejudicial error. […]

But Ronald Kessler, a journalist who has written about Wright’s ministry, claims that Obama was in fact in the pews at Trinity last July 22. That’s when Wright blamed the “arrogance” of the “United States of White America” for much of the world’s suffering, especially the oppression of blacks. […]

[…] The truth is that Obama did not attend church on July 22.

Kristol’s – and hence the Times’ – source for this trivially-falsifiable claim?  Goofy wingnut website NewsMax.  This calls for a week-long emergency session on the blogger ethics crisis, at the very least.  In the meantime, I’m glad the Times is paying Mr. Kristol the big bucks to paraphrase Sean Hannity.  He’s very serious.

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