Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Those fake Rush quotes

The racists have won a round, as James Lavery illustrates:It has been known since last March that the quotes were fake but the fringe media repeated them anyway. Rush Limbaugh credits Smash Mouth Politics with documenting the quotes as lies. Smash Mouth was kind enough to credit me (John) with a role in finding the internet address (IP) of the source.

Since then, others claim to have matched that IP with politically-connected law firm, Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP. I find the match, so far, to be less than definitive: the cited source matches the IP to the law firm but only for the period from 14-March-2006 to 10-April-2006. That, however, does not cover the critical date of 20-July-2005, and it is not unusual for IP addresses to change with time. We need better documentation of PBWT's internet plan (did Electric Fiber give PBWT a static IP?) or other spy data that covers the critical date.

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