How Not To Refute A Claim

Jane Hamsher writes:

[T]he White House is now openly challenging the accuracy of Harwood’s reporting. Obama adviser Dan Pfeiffer emails Greg Sargent and refutes Harwood’s claims:

That sentiment does not reflect White House thinking at all, we’ve held easily a dozen calls with the progressive online community because we believe the online communities can often keep the focus on how policy will affect the American people rather than just the political back-and-forth.

Due respect to Jane, all Harwood claimed was that "for a sign of how seriously the White House does or doesn’t take this opposition, one adviser told me today those bloggers need to take off their pajamas, get dressed and realize that governing a closely divided country is complicated and difficult." That is certainly a sign they do not take these concerns seriously. There have been many many other signs as well. We did not need John Harwood's reporting on a comment from a WH advisor to tell us that. The quote from Dan Pfieffer is pretty meaningless dontcha in context it seems to me. What did you expect? 'We really think you stink?' So the record is there and people will see whatever they want to see. In the end, action speaks loudest. And we're still waiting on that.

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    by Inspector Gadget on Mon Oct 12, 2009 at 09:20:02 PM EST
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