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A Pretty Big Correction

So WaPo writes that James O'Keefe, the "pimp" in the Acorn videos, says something pretty blatantly racist on a front page story and then puts out a tiny correction that he never actually said it. Wow! Powerline has been been all over this story and continues to do a great job:

Our old friend Joel Mowbray (jdmowbra@erols.com) has been doing his own legwork on the story of the drive-by mugging of James O'Keefe by the Washington Post's Darryl Fears. Joel writes:

As Scott Johnson has already noted here and here, the Washington Post attributed a doozy of a statement to ACORN arch-nemesis James O'Keefe, claiming that "he said he targeted ACORN for the same reasons that the political right does: its massive voter registration drives that turn out poor African Americans and Latinos against Republicans."

Upon seeing that, my journalist's antennae shot straight up, thinking that one way or the other, there was a story. Either O'Keefe had troubling racial motivations or the Post put words into his mouth that would do genuine harm to his reputation.
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