What Fresh Hell Is This?

September 15, 2009

What Happened to Jack's Column?

Ok so this evening (Tuesday, September 15 at 10:40pm) I decide to take a look at the Jack Kelly column I blogged on this Sunday.

That was the column (and you can still see it here at the Toledo Blade) where Jack makes some rather stunningly simple mistakes about the recently resigned Van Jones.

Jack said Jones was arrested during the LA riots when he wasn't. He was arrested a week later in San Francisco (he was released a few hours later with all charges dropped). Jack said Jones was arrested in Seattle in 1999 during a WTO protest. No record of that happening anywhere outside of Glenn Beck's fevered imagination.

Well Kelly fans, as if this moment, the column's GONE.

The page I linked to pulls up this:

And the column is gone from Jack's archive.

I wonder what happened to it. It's completely possible that there's a glitch at the P-G's server and the column will be returned to it's former glory on the Boulevard of the Allies. In fact that's what I am guessing.

They would not have pulled it, would they?

Probably not - it's probably just a glitch.

I'd bet a dollar to donuts (mmm...donuts) that the column will be back tomorrow.

But as of right now (11:08pm Tuesday night), the column's G-O-N-E gone.


spork_incident said...

Maybe they pulled it to correct errors of fact.

Sorry, just made myself laugh.

A Spork in the Drawer

Matt H said...

I was told by someone on the PG Editorial board that it was pulled.

Jack Kelly also sent me the following E-mail:

"I phrased the sentence poorly. I wanted to convey that it was the Rodney King riots that radicalized him. We've issued a correction."

Clyde Wynant said...

If they're going to start issuing corrections on Jack's column, they're going to need a bigger boat....

Rock on, Dave!

Ol' Froth said...

Perhaps they've discovered shame?