If the NYT didn’t get it on tape, it’s deniable. I really can’t see anyone other than a halfwit making a statement like that to a reporter.
Let’s wait and see how this plays out.
Reid really drew a bead on this guy, for the last week or so. Could be Read know of this ahead of time, in which case it would be warranted criticism.
If however the NTY stepped into this with a made-up quote, we should get (very) in their face.
One or the other. I don’t think we know the facts completely yet.