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Talking Points Memogate

The Raw Story reports that Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) is calling for investigation into who distributed Schiavo talking points memo that ABC published. Good idea Senator!

As the The American Spectator reports today:

...Republican leadership staffers now believe the document was generated out of the Democratic opposition research office set up recently by Sen. Harry Reid, and distributed to some Democratic Senate staffers claiming it was a GOP document, in the hope -- or more likely expectation -- that it would then be leaked by those Democrats to reporters. In fact, the New York Times stated that it was Democratic staffers who were distributing the "talking points" document.
We join Sen. Lautenberg in calling for an investigation.

Coverage Elsewhere:

Ankle Bitting Pundits
Powerline
In The Agora
Fishkite

Update: I'm told The American Spectator retracted it's story (no link yet). It's still worthwhile to know (if at all possible) where the memo originated, so we'll continue to support Lautenberg's call for investigation.


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Comments (9)

Another Wizbang first. Lau... (Below threshold)

Another Wizbang first. Lautenberg and good idea being connected. I, for one, never thought I'd see that combination.

I'm sure that will every bi... (Below threshold)
bullwinkle:

I'm sure that will every bit as effective as CBS's search for the truth in Rathergate.

You know, recent news that ... (Below threshold)
FatDaddy:

You know, recent news that most color printers also print essentially a unique watermark on documents should make for a good scavenger hunt...

I have more on my blog:... (Below threshold)
Newly Emerging Axiom:... (Below threshold)

Newly Emerging Axiom:

Dirty Tricks Get Uncovered

This will be fun.

Generated? Do they mean it ... (Below threshold)
julie:

Generated? Do they mean it was distributed by the Dems? Or, that the Dems wrote it?

"...it was generated out of... (Below threshold)
-S-:

"...it was generated out of the Democratic...office..."

Reads to me that it's being alleged that the document was created there, as in "generated out of..."

Certainly is wiggle room, however, in that statement, because "generated out of" could also just mean 'received, copied and dispersed from'.

Well, I can easily see a de... (Below threshold)
Just Me:

Well, I can easily see a democrat (or at least a staffer) doing something like this.

Looks like we need to call ... (Below threshold)
John S.:

Looks like we need to call on Sen. Harry Reid to resign.




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