“On the podium, Gibbs often appeared to be attempting a revival of Mad magazine’s “Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions.” Asked last week about the spread of Egypt’s unrest, the spokesman repliedthat to answer “would be to dip my toe into the pool of generalization, which I’m certainly not going to do.”
The e-mail, coming from the Executive Office of the President and addressed to me, had a catchy subject line: “You are a hack.”… The body of the message began with the phrase “shamelessly misrepresented,” continued on to refer to “your hackneyed storyline” and concluded: “Fabrication is a legitimate tool – for fiction. You should try it; it suits you.”
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