Michelle Malkin writes of this post: "Notice how in defending his criticism that my blogging on this topic has been 'ludicrous' this supposedly 'reasonable' conservative doesn't bother to link a single one of my posts."

She's absolutely right. While talking to Chait, I thought that I had encountered the (ludicrous) claim that TNR handpicked Scott Thomas Beauchamp as part of a deliberate campaign to smear our troops and undermine our military operations in Iraq on her blog; in fact, I had encountered that (ludicrous) claim here and here on her blog, but in the form of extended quotations from Dean Barnett and Bryan Preston, not in her own words. And I apologize for suggesting otherwise.

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