Ed Driscoll

The New Republic Folds Its Cards

Bob Owens–who did yeoman work getting past TNR’s endless stonewalling–writes:

It took fourteen pages–13 of those geared towards Franklin’ Foer’s attempt to keep his job–but here’s the punchline:

When I last spoke with Beauchamp in early November, he continued to stand by his stories. Unfortunately, the standards of this magazine require more than that. And, in light of the evidence available to us, after months of intensive re-reporting, we cannot be confident that the events in his pieces occurred in exactly the manner that he described them. Without that essential confidence, we cannot stand by these stories.

Bob promises much more to come.

Meanwhile, Allahpundit adds:

An interesting admission from page 3. I remember righty bloggers taking some static when the story first broke for noting that Beauchamp