Skip to comments.Maureen Dowd attributes misquote to 'noisy' coffee shop
Posted on 08/25/2013 5:56:21 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
In her column, Dowd quoted de Blasio's wife Chirlane McCray as saying that mayoral challenger Christine Quinn was "not accessible ... She's not the kind of person I feel I can go up to and talk to about issues like taking care of children at a young age and paid sick leave."
Quinn used this slight to accuse the de Blasio campaign of faulting her for being a childless lesbian. In fact, audio of the full quote, which was subsequently released by de Blasio's campaign, shows that McCray's marks may have been far more tame. The Times has since issued a correction and updated Dowd's column.
"As the transcript makes clear, her actual comments were about Speaker Quinns unwillingness to listen to the people on education, and paid sick leave, and any suggestion otherwise is disingenuous and absurd," de Blasio's campaign said in a statement. "It is wrong for Speaker Quinn and her campaign to distort and confuse with baseless attacks in order to distract from the Speaker's indefensible policy record."
The Quinn camp disagrees: "We stand by our statement, as the essence of Ms. McCray's quote is the same," the campaign said.
Dowd sides with Quinn on this one, but remains apologetic.
"The substance is the same, but the quote should be exact," she told POLITICO. "We have the whole quote online now; we'll have the whole quote again corrected in the print edition tomorrow, I've apologized to the DeBlasio and Quinn campaigns and I am going to buy some kind of noise-cancelling microphone for my recorder."
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Gimme another double bourbon,I mean another double latte!
Nope. That is Katherine Zeta Jones. Real Maureen Dowd here:
As others have already done, let’s put this Dowd error in context: It is not the first time she’s screwed up a quote in her column, and all of her screw-ups conveniently end up turning unremarkable statements into more outrageous ones.
"Please fire Maureen Dowd or get her a fact-checker", Alex Pereene, Salon Magazine, August 22, 1013.
I know who it is. FR protocol is a post a CZJ pic on all articles that pertain to Maureen in any way. Dowd used to date Michael Douglas.
I attribute her mistake as still being a biotch over getting dumped for Catherine Zeta-Jones....
This is just a reminder to anyone talking to the press to have your own audio or video recording of the event. They will lie about what you have said and you will need proof of the truth.
Hey, now . . . that was an accident too.
Maureen got her job the old fashioned way, on her back.
Dowd is a liar.
Wait, how can that be? I thought fags and lesbians were "born that way". Is possible to be a former lesbian ? /s
Recording devices these days are small, convenient, and reliable. Any politician who talks to anybody in the scumbag Democrat "mainstream" newsrooms and doesn't self-record the conversation - - or at least make sure there are several friendly witnesses around - - is a moron who is unfit for office.
Fake but accurate. . .the classic Dan Rather/CBS News standard.
Don’t hold back L, tell me how you really feel. ;’)
You aren’t THAT new around here.....the men have RULES!
Well, I guess I have never been on a thread where it came up before. I read the NY Times every day and get my fill of Maureen that way. Now I know that there is a Katherine Zeta-Jones rule. I couldn’t figure out why someone would try to mislead freepers into thinking Maureen looks anything like KZJ. I apologize profoundly and kiss the hem of your garment, begging your forgiveness for my error.