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Attila the Pun
Tuesday, March 08, 2005
 
Oops

Sometimes they make it too easy. In another one of his cut and paste articles, Alan Ramsey quotes Bill Moyers, the founding director of Public Affairs Television:

"Remember James Watt, President Reagan's first secretary of the interior? He was the man who told the US Congress that protecting natural resources was unimportant in the light of the imminent return of Jesus Christ. In public testimony he said: 'After the last tree is felled, Christ will come back.' Washington elites snickered. The press corps didn't know what he was talking about. But James Watt was serious."

The only problem is that he never said it. The journal which originally made the claim has admitted he never said it.

Powerline was all over this a month ago, including the op-ed response of Watt.

Does anyone seriously think Ramsey will publish a proper apology?

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