A reader writes:

Compare your private factual question of the McCain campaign about Trig’s birth to the blog and cable news coverage of the rumor that Michelle Obama had used a racial epithet and that there was video of it.  I think the differences are stark.

The "whitey" video was debated everywhere. But this? You're a crackpot to even ask a question in private. And you are likely to be the target of a Howard Kurtz hit-job, instigated by the McCain campaign, if you do.

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