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The Doghouse
Posted by dogday in General Discussion (01/01/06 through 01/22/2007)
Sat Jun 24th 2006, 08:27 AM
I thought this was interesting.....

Senator (932 posts) Sat Jun-24-06 03:49 AM
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239. Something curiouser from the TO forum

Kurtz, Lauria and Corallo can't seem to get their stories straight...

In the recent Washington Post/Joe Loria hit piece on Jason Leopold - ... - Lauria tells an oddly unbelievable tale of how he hit upon the idea that Leopold must have impersonated him. He relates that:

"I trawled the Internet looking for a clue to the truth. I found a blog called Talk Left....
...reported that Corallo said he had "never spoken with someone identifying himself as 'Jason Leopold.' He did have conversations Saturday and Sunday . . . but the caller identified himself as Joel something or other from the London... Sunday Times. . . . A chill went down my back. I freelance for the Sunday Times. My first name is often mistaken for Joel...I called Corallo. He confirmed that my name was the one the caller had used."

In this account Lauria claims to have pieced together Leopold's malfeasance thanks to his own artful snooping on the Web.

However, in his May 22 Washington Post hatchet job on Leopold, immediately following the TO indictment story - ... - Howard Kurtz reported that it was in fact Corallo who contacted Joe Lauria after amazingly piecing together Leopold’s use of the phrase 'borders on defamation' in a 'conversation' with a 'liberal blogger':

"Corallo says a man identifying himself as London Sunday Times contributor Joe Lauria called about the story, which Corallo told him 'borders on defamation.' The man left what turned out to be a wrong number. After Leopold told a liberal blogger that Corallo had told him that the story bordered on defamation, Corallo reached Lauria..."

It's notable that much of the same vitriolic language about Leopold appears in both Kurtz's May 22 piece and Joe Lauria's recent attack, much of it almost word for word.

But they didn't quite get their stories straight. Lauria says he figured it all out and called Corallo. But Corallo had already said that he had figured it all out and called up Lauria.

Ahh what a tangled WEB...

Also notable - previous hit piece on Leopold by Kurtz and the Washington Post - ...

Justice is mellow
by jeffuppy on Fri Jun 23rd, 2006 at 01:49:26 PM EDT
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