March 02, 2009

It's not a good week to be Zachary Roth*

zachary_roth2.jpgFirst Roth, the walking TPMbarassment, falsely accused Bobby Jindal of making up the Hurricane Katrina anecdote he told last Tuesday night, based on a shifting definition of the phrase "during Katrina." That was debunked by the subject of the anecdote himself, the late Sheriff Harry Lee.

Now Roth has falsely accused Rick Santelli of working with groups organizing these "tea party" tax protests all over the place. The story isn't true. But instead of posting a correction and an apology, or doing the usual and trying to rationalize away yet another stupid mistake, Roth simply deleted the post. And got caught doing so by Instapundit. How incompetent can one muckracker be? I think TPM stands for Tenuously Plausible Meanderings.

Dear Zach: It's not too late to learn a marketable skill. This one just isn't working out for you. Uh-oh, here come the waterworks.

Update: Another New Orleans resident speaks up about the meaning of "during Katrina."

*But then, when would it be?

Posted by Jim Treacher at March 2, 2009 07:30 PM