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June 10, 2011

In Which My First Prediction Finally Comes True

Just watched Lawrence O'Donnell inform me that NBC was now confirming cops were visiting the 17 year old.

That's all. NBC can confirm that.

Wow. NBC's really on the ball, huh?

You can confirm that? You actually roused yourself to call the police station and ask them if a visit already known to have happened actually happened?

Are you going to give yourselves Pulitzers for your awesome confirmation work?

Well you know what I can "confirm," NBC? I can confirm that I said this on June 6, at Weiner's press conference:

I don't know the ages of the women??!! It was "about six"??!

"TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE THEY WERE OVER 21"??!!? The Comely Coed, in collge, wasn't.

Does the Mother Fucking Media WANT to throw me more traffic for two months? Okay, I'll take it. I'll do your jobs for you again.

The media didn't know the underage girls were a story? That's funny, I've had 30 phone calls ad email exchanges about them this past week.

I guess we were the only ones who saw something a little suspicious here.

But how could we ever investigate? Oh, right, most of this shit was still posted online for whoever dared click a mouse.

Now, I didn't do their jobs for them on this; Patterico did. But honestly, I did mean "we" originally.

Got something wrong, media. Mark it down.

Now, here were my earliest predictions. Sarcastic predictions. They've now come true. It's all come true.

I can now confirm that on May 28, 12 hours or so after the infamous Tweet, I laid down this bold prediction:

My big concern with BonerGate is that the MSM is going to be so on top of this we poor cons won't have a chance at any scoops.

They'll pick all the bones off this story within hours and leave not a single scrap for us. Curses.

Take a bow, media.

With 50,000 of you on full-time staff, all alerted to this story, you could not, or would not, do the job one man -- a hobbyist -- with a fucking brain and a keyboard could do.

One man with -- remember this? -- the desire to pursue a story and go where it took it.

Remember that?

You may have heard someone say that in a movie once.

Now, this Sunday, talk up how the reasons for missing this story were so terribly understandable and really, the public should forgive you your lapses, because they were so goshdarn well-meaning!

I even put it in the most acceptable terms possible to alert you that there really was a huge story here.

You still ignored it. And I know you were reading.

Patterico knew the text messages. So did I.

And so could you have, if you bothered to read for an hour.

But you didn't.

So do tell us all, this Sunday, how the people who missed the story, denied the story, spun the story, ignored the story, botched the story, suppressed the story, denigrated the story, and simply refused to even print the story once other people even typed it up for you are somehow the responsible, credible, professional ones, and the people who've had it right from Hour One are the unprofessional ones without credibility.

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