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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Sliming a Famous Muckraker: The Untold Story

A recent Los Angeles Times article, and then a widely-published Jonah Goldberg column, questioned the character of Upton Sinclair, based on the discovery of a 1929 letter about the Sacco and Vanzetti case. One problem: Some facts were overlooked or wrong.
 
By Greg Mitchell
 
(January 30, 2006) -- This is the story of a recent Los Angeles Times ?scoop? that was error-ridden and misleading and resulted in a hysterical rightwing attack, led by Jonah Goldberg, on a famed author nearly 40 years after his passing.
 
It all began a little over a month ago, on Dec. 24, with an article in the metro section of the L.A. Times by Orange County reporter Jean O. Pasco, headlined, ?Sinclair Letter Turns Out to be Another Expose.? It revealed that a Newport Beach attorney named Paul Hegness had finally gotten around to exploring the contents of a box of dusty old papers sitting in a closet that he had purchased at an Irvine auction for $100.
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1 Comments:

Anonymous scoopernicus said...

Enlist Jonah! Enlist!

Scumbag sliming one of the great writers of the 20th Century.

I hope George Clooney kicks his ass.

1/31/2006 9:52 PM  

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