Could any paranoid far leftist have invented the story of the mugging hoax? Just read AllahPundit who was one of the saner ones. Yes: Michelle Malkin is now the voice of calm reason on the right. Glenn Reynolds' first post yesterday:

This is so serious that I predict it will get almost one-tenth as much national coverage as something some guy may have yelled at a Palin rally once.

McCarthy:

I'm not apologizing, because the story is news and it would have been discussed whether I'd posted on it or not.

Steyn:

I regret that I was among those (while being interviewed on the radio yesterday, and having not seen the dubious pictures) who took the story at, so to speak, face value.

Jonah:

I have a debilitating cold and am now going to bed for a while.

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