[Hope the title doesn’t get me all kinds of porno freaks.]
From Powerlineblog, A MUST read exchange between Greg Ferrell, average joe blogger, and Washington Post Ombudsman Andrew Alexander. Greg Ferrell was present at the scene where the alleged racial epitaphs were hurled at black Congressman. At least he was there where the original lie version said that it happened.
Portions of Greg’s zingers, and Mr. Alexander’s weak retorts:
Greg…”The alleged racial epithets were originally said to have been yelled from the base of the steps of the Cannon Building and then when no such audio or video could be found along with zero witnesses to this allegation…it was “then” said to have occurred quite a distance away where I will also note there is no evidence to suggest that either.”
Alexander: “With respect to the location of the alleged racial epithets, Reps. Carson and Lewis were clear from the outset. They said the incidents occurred outside the House side of the Capitol. There were other reports about epithets being issued near the Cannon Building. But in my column, I did not assert this. Rather, I dealt only with what is said to have occurred outside the U.S. Capitol on the House side. I did this because that’s where Reps. Lewis and Carson said they repeatedly heard the N-word.”
Greg: “Yes, Reps. Carson and Lewis were clear from the outset. They originally said they were the subject of racial epithets walking “down the steps” of the Cannon Building. That story changed and you in your own response bought into the lie by stating they were clear from the outset YET IT WAS THEIR “second” story. Here is a link to the story in the Washington Times with AUDIO OF CARSON’S OWN WORDS AND HERE ARE IS THE TRANSCRIPT OF HIS “ORIGINAL STORY TO REPORTERS”
Transcript of recording:
“REPORTER: Outside of this building?
“REP. CARSON: Cannon—-coming out with John Lewis Lewis out of the elevator with his chief of staff, and it was just the three of us walking down the steps — ‘kill the bill’, ‘kill the bill’…n – word fifteen times.”
“REPORTER2: Coming out of Coming out of Cannon?
“REP. CARSON: Yeah , I expected rocks to come I mean…I’m walking with John Lewis who walked with MLK. It was bizarre, but he’s been there done that….”
Greg’s best lines: “If you read the Italics print you will notice his descriptions as coming “out” of the Cannon Building and walking “down” the steps. Please tell me you know that you don’t walk “down” the steps to return “into” the Cannon building. Otherwise you really are a lost cause.”
Ouch! That’s gonna leave a mark.