Ed Driscoll

The Fabulists, and the Baker Boys

Last year, Andrew Breitbart officially arrived at those exalted heights occupied by George W. Bush, Clarence Thomas, Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, Rush Limbaugh, Michelle Malkin, Rupert Murdoch and Matt Drudge, in his ability to drive the far left seemingly crazy with Alinskyite rage…and make mistakes such as this:

Crooks and Liars: See, here’s what they didn’t tell you. Scott Baker works for Breitbart.TV

Editor’s note: Breitbart.tv first posted a news clip about the “I need a freakin job” billboard on Wednesday. That afternoon we discussed it on The B-Cast. At length we discussed and joked about the name coincidence. We were never contacted by the author of the Crooks and Liars’ post to confirm or deny any suspicions. Neither was INAFJ.org.

During our live show on Friday afternoon I interview the “other” Scott Baker about the confusion and his project. Note — there is an audio issue at the beginning of the interview and it takes me a minute to resolve it — but we then have a lively and extended discussion.

Toward the end of the hour I’m made aware of and update to the post which I then address. Later in the evening the poster (“karoli”) updates a second time to note the error.

Here is the update as posted on Crooks and Liars: “I believe it’s fair to say, at this point, that the Scott Baker associated with Breitbart.tv is NOT the same Scott Baker. In this case, it would appear that MSM has it right, that *I* got it wrong, and for that, I apologize to the Baker brothers, Scott Baker and Andrew Breitbart for getting it wrong. Additional information supports what was reported in the Buffalo News article in my first update. I could ask to have this post pulled down completely but for the fact that bells can’t be unrung, and I believe in owning my words AND my mistakes.”

Whoops.

(For my video interview with Scott Baker — no, the other one — click here.)