Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Eric Robinson Retracts His Smear of Palin's Bracelet (Update: Still Awaiting Crooks and Liars to Correct its Post on the Get Motivated Seminar)

Doug already posted it as an update but this one deserves its own post. Eric Robinson has posted a note to his editorial in the Yale Daily News, retracting the scurrilous charge that he made regarding the bracelet that Governor Palin wore during her Tea Party Convention keynote address. Robinson writes:

In my column in the News Wednesday, I criticized former Alaska governor Sarah Palin for wearing a black memorial bracelet with her son’s name on it, as Track returned unharmed from Iraq last fall. However, Sarah Palin's bracelet was not black; instead, it was a dark brown "DeployedHero" bracelet worn by those who have loved ones currently serving in the military. The bracelet is different from the black one associated with men and women who are killed in action overseas. Recognizing this, I apologize to the governor and to any reader who might have been misled by my piece. I hope that this serves as an important lesson for anyone interested in the importance of these symbols.

Hopefully this incident will also serve as a lesson to Robinson and others on the radical left that you need to doublecheck the facts before running with an opinion or else you will surrender your credibility. We appreciate Robinson's retraction upon learning the facts.

Update: Meanwhile, we are still waiting for the radical liberals at Crooks and Liars to correct the parts of its "exclusive" on Governor Palin's speech Monday morning at the Get Motivated Seminar in Houston that videotape establishes as clearly false (in fact, Crooks and Liars should probably retract the whole post given that what the reporter clearly got wrong casts doubt on the credibility of his entire report).

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