When C.I. went off to dictate the snapshot, I stopped her and asked her to please note my regret, which she did.
C.I.'s attitude is that I praised her words on CNN and that's not a bad thing. But where I will come back is that I should have known Joan Walsh doesn't stand by her words. She's never written on the subject. I did a search on Salon yesterday. And she makes some brave words on TV and then she basically disowns them today at Salon.
C.I. tried to tell me that she (and Ava) had praised Joan before and that the only reason they don't know is that they've learned as soon as you praise her she retracts whatever was praiseworthy. She has an inability to stand up.
I wish I'd known that. (And I should have.) I also wish I'd known that if Joan knew what she was talking about, the only thing to call Nir Rosen was a "liar." He lied to Anderson Cooper. That doesn't have to be debated (as it was on the show), it can be proven. Ava and C.I. will write about that on Sunday.
I told C.I. I was embarrassed about this whole thing and she told me that I shouldn't be. I said I was going to blog about what a mistake I'd made and she said, "Do you realize how many times a month I type 'That was my error, my mistake. My apologies.'?"
Well good for me then that I'm doing it. I'm far from perfect, I know. So let me note that my praise for Joan Walsh was an error on my part. She basically Punk'd me today with her column at Salon. I will not forget that and I will never praise her again.
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"