Despite repeatedly voicing concerns about Arizona's new immigration enforcement law in recent weeks and threatening to challenge it, Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday he has not yet read the law, which is only 10 pages long. [Emph. added]That is the (liberal) news cycle in action. Mr. Holder reads a story. He repeats what he read to a reporter. Because Holder is the Attorney General, what he says is considered authoritative and becomes the basis for a new news story (which may be read and repeated by another quotable official, becoming the basis for another new news story...). This is the "echo chamber" in action.
By the way, is AG Holder using ignorance of the law as his excuse?
MORE: Instapundit has a round-up on Holder's admission.
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