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Monday, May 22, 2006

Drudge blinks

Seems like Drudge backed down once he knew he was in trouble. Maybe he learned something from his Sidney Blumenthal case afterall.

Funny how Drudge makes it seems like HE talked to the DNC when they actually talked to RAW STORY.

Let's do a little comparison.

From original RAW STORY article:
In an exclusive Sunday evening, The Drudge Report claimed that Dean threw his support behind mayoral candidate and sitting Lieutenant Governor Mitch Landrieu (D-LA) over sitting mayor Ray Nagin. DNC Communications director Karen Finney said the report was "absolutely false."

[...]

"I have called our lawyer to see what if any legal actions we may have," Finney remarked. "The DNC does not as a policy get involved in Democratic primaries."

Finney seemed stunned by the Drudge claim. The Committee's involvement in the New Orleans race, she said, was limited to get out the vote efforts and placing poll watchers to ensure residents got an opportunity to vote. The DNC also set up a toll-free 800 number to help displaced residents locate their polling area.

"We did have poll watchers out to make sure people weren’t disenfranchised but it wasn’t on behalf of any candidate," she remarked. "It’s completely outrageous."

"The only thing that the DNC did was a campaign helping ensure that displaced voters had an opportunity to vote," she added. "It wasn’t in support of any candidate or frankly any party... We focused on helping people find out where they needed to get out to vote."
Now from Drudge
Well-placed DRUDGE REPORT sources claimed DNC Chairman Howard Dean made the decision to back mayoral candidate and sitting Lieutenant Governor Mitch Landrieu (D-LA).

The DNC says the report is "unequivocally and absolutely false."

DNC Communications director Karen Finney explained: "The DNC does not as a policy get involved in Democratic primaries... The only thing that the DNC did was a campaign helping ensure that displaced voters had an opportunity to vote."

The DRUDGE REPORT takes chairman Dean and his spokesman at their word.
Journalism at it's best...