#rsrh QotD, The Mask Slips edition.

The absolutely horrible part of this quote (via @amandacarpenter)?

“They need to deftly pin this on the tea partiers,” said the Democrat. “Just like the Clinton White House deftly pinned the Oklahoma City bombing on the militia and anti-government people.”

It’s that Jonathan Martin, Ben Smith, and/or Alexander Smith got this quote… and did not immediately tell this anonymous hero off.  I understand the concepts of ‘off the record’ and ‘protecting sources:’ would that our reporting class understood the concept of ‘refusing to associate with lying scumbags.’

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  • Skip says:

    Well to be fair, resusing to associate with lying scumbags would eliminate, oh, about 100% of the long-term DC political class, give or take a few percent. That would make reporting on politics fairly difficult. But I get you.

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