Saturday, February 20, 2010

Scooped: Conservative Bloggers Get It All Wrong.

From the Los Angeles Times:

When conservative Rob Port took a tour of the White House this week, he was scandalized by the books he found on shelves in the White House library. "Photo Evidence: Michelle Obama Keeps Socialist Books in the White House Library," he blogged. He took a photo of the books in question, which includes "The American Socialist Movement 1897-1912" by Ira Kipnis (1952) and "The Social Basis of American Communism" by Nathan Glazer (1961).

Well, it was a first lady who put those books there, the Washington Post reports, but it wasn't Michelle Obama. It was Jacqueline Kennedy, who was known for the care and attention she gave to outfitting the White House; she hired Yale's librarian to stock it for her.

The books Port photographed have been sitting in the library since 1963.

The library came into being during the presidency of Franklin Roosevelt. In 1961, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy asked Yale University librarian James T. Babb to oversee a committee that would select books for the library. In 1963, 1,780 were placed on the shelves.

This idiot's blog is named Say Anything. Well, he got that part right...

UPDATE: In more blogosphere bullshit, Port's fellow shoddy hack and hysterical Tea Party touchhole Michelle Malkin stole misinformation from yet another lazy blogger named Jonathan Curiel and smeared CNN's Roland Martin (who didn't like it one bit and called her out on it.) She has since atoned for her blatant thievery, although the retraction is hidden within its original post.

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