« Law Lesson: The Purpose of Rules of Warfare UPDATED | Main | Ted Nugent Invites Democrats To Suck On His Machineguns »
August 24, 2007

MSNBC Quotes Al Sharpton's Blog As Part Of Michel Vick Story

“If the police caught Brett Favre (a white quarterback for the Green Bay Packers) running a dolphin-fighting ring out of his pool, where dolphins with spears attached to their foreheads fought each other, would they bust him? Of course not,” Sharpton wrote Tuesday on his personal blog.

“They would get his autograph, commend him on his tightly spiraled forward passes, then bet on one of his dolphins.”

Outrageous!

But the problem is that this isn't from Al Sharpton's personal blog. It's from a parody site, and an obvious one. Greg Pollowitz of the Media Blog has the details.

Ah, the patient fact-checking of reporters.

Multiple Fixes: Link fixed; attribution fixed. Greg Pollowitz, not Steve Spruiell.

Update: A new statement--

A "Vick Case" Article Update

by the Editors

Only at MSNBC Online | Post date 08.24.07

For several hours now, questions have been raised about Alex Johnson's "Vick case divides African-American leaders" While many of these questions have been formulated by people with ideological agendas, we recognize that there are legitimate concerns about journalistic accuracy. We at MSNBC take these concerns extremely seriously. This is why we have sought to re-report the story, in the process speaking with five bloggers at the News Groper site who substantiate the authenticity of blog described in Johnson's article.

We're going on vacation now.

THE EDITORS

Thanks to hit and run.


digg this
posted by Ace at 01:04 PM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
Johnny: "172 Ugggh I saw that. Horrible. ..."

simplemind: "Hercules shoveling out the stables. ..."

garrett: "In so many ways, this is The Story of the Obama Ad ..."

logprof: "And Charles Barkley. Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr ..."

naturalfake: " I'd like to apologize here and now for intr ..."

Barack Obama is a bad, bad man : "'I'm "nearly certain" that Clapper was the leaker' ..."

Neal Marks, American Newsperson: "President Trump is the SMOD! ..."

JackStraw: "Oh and Admiral Rogers, who was the head of the NSA ..."

Bertram Cabot, Jr.: "It's only the methane gas that's actually burning. ..."

Mark Andrew Edwards [/i] [/b]: "191 When do we get the naked Ivanka video? Posted ..."

phone of kari - certified sidebar: "As frustrating, embarrassing to our country, and i ..."

Adirondack Patriot: "My, what a deep swamp you have. ..."

Recent Entries
Search


MuNuvians
Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat
Archives
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64