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Saturday, July 31, 2010
Ellis Washington, Dishonest Hack
Topic: WorldNetDaily

Ed Brayton picks up on something we neglected to mention when pointing out Ellis Washington's Obama Derangement Syndrome in his July 24 WorldNetDaily column.

Washington begins his column with something purporting to be a quote from Obama: "I found solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mother's race." Of course, Obama has never said any such thing. When Brayton asked Washington to correct it, Washington refused, replying, "Remember a quote can be a paraphrase of one's ideas and sentiments."

Well, no, it can't. A paraphrase is not a quote.

Earlier this year, Brayton caught Washington in another lie. Washington's end-of-column bio at WND states that he is "former editor of the Michigan Law Review." Not so much, Brayton writes: "e was never even a student at the U of M Law School. As an undergrad, he was chosen from three students to take a temporary job with the law review (replacing someone who had health problems, I believe) where he did mostly cite-checking and footnote checking. And it looks like it only lasted for one issue. 'Former editor' makes it sound as though he was the actual editor; he was not."

With such prevarication, it's no wonder Washington can't hold a full-time job.

Posted by Terry K. at 5:09 PM EDT

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