“Vox.com’s Matt Yglesias wants you to know that he’s ‘no angel,'” as spotted by James Taranto of the Wall Street Journal, who reads Vox.com so you don’t have to:
I had an “encounter” with the police when I was eighteen and getting ready to head off to college. . . .
I also dabbled in drugs and alcohol. Even used Swisher Sweets to roll blunts from time to time. For that matter, I also did some shoplifting. Got caught one time by a security guard at the K-Mart on Astor Place who confiscated the stuff I’d stolen and yelled at me a bunch. So I suppose that, when an undercover officer came upon me and two friends smoking cigarettes and drinking beer on a park bench that night, he could have shot us dead.
As Taranto quips, “We’d like Glenn Kessler or somebody to fact-check these claims. Why should we think Vox has street cred if it doesn’t have any other kind of cred?”
Fact checking is always necessary when ever Matt Yglesias speaks or sets fingers to a keyboard. Just ask Matt Yglesias: