ZELL AND CHALABI….This is bizarre. Today Marc Zell writes to Salon about this article and says, “None of the quotations ascribed to me was made by me and I categorically disavow each of them.”
Each of them! Every single one!
John Dizard, the author of the article, responds, “I kept careful notes on my series of long conversations with Mr. Zell and quoted him accurately.”
One of the quotes in question is this: “Ahmed Chalabi is a treacherous, spineless turncoat.”
That doesn’t really seem like a case of missing a nuance or garbling a word during an interview, does it? I gotta say, if someone attributed a quote like that to me and it was just made up out of thin air, I’d do more than just write a letter to the editor….