Sieradski Right After All

A new email from JTA DC bureau chief Ron Kampeas:

I wanted to clarify that I wrongly faulted Dan Sieradski in this. He posted his original comment a couple of weeks ago on his personal blog, before Paul had replied to our request. Jewcy reposted it Nov. 9, the day after I first reported Ron Paul's statement in a short article unbylined article for JTA. Dan upated his post and alerted bloggers who had picked up the original item as soon as he was aware of Paul's statement. I'm not acquainted with the mechanics of the blogosphere, but just like in journalism (or anything else) I guess it's not hard for one hand to do something without the other being aware.

Sieradski's item, in short, was accurate at the time he wrote it, though the claim that Paul's campaign won't take calls from Jewish media isn't defensible now. Meanwhile, Paul should really return the campaign contribution in question.

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Matthew Yglesias is a former writer and editor at The Atlantic.

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