Looks like Pajamas Media may need to take a snooze. In a bed. Forget the taxi. Forget who’s talking. It’s all getting awfully confusing.
Politico reporters and editors are having a good laugh at Pajamas’ expense today on their shoddy coverage of the Herman Cain sexual harassment story and the emerging so-called details they learned.
On October 30, Pajamas’ Roger L. Simon (no relation to Politico‘s Roger Simon) blasted Politico for its Cain story, calling it a “high-tech lynching.” L. Simon wrote, “It took the mainstream media nearly a year to catch up with the John Edwards Affair, but only weeks into Herman Cain’s narrow frontrunner status for the GOP nomination, the goodfellas at Politico are letting the uppity black conservative have it.” He also slammed them for “unsourced innuendo.”
This morning Pajamas reported the following:
Afterwards, Mr. Cain allegedly took the woman by taxi to his apartment, where she spent the night and woke up in his bed.
The female source told PJ Media that she witnessed the woman entering a taxi with Herman Cain. Neither source has direct knowledge of what occurred at Mr. Cain’s residence, but several days after the alleged incident, the male source witnessed the woman returning to her workplace “distraught.” “She was very upset.” One source told PJ Media: “Some people didn’t believe [the accuser]” at the time she made the allegation. The female source recalls the woman continued working at the NRA for several weeks after the encounter — the male source recalls the woman continued working there for a few months.
Later in the day, a real gusher of corrections for all that unsourced innuendo:
A previous version of this story mentioned that a source witnessed Cain and the woman entering a taxi together. This was incorrect. The previous version also mentioned that the woman awoke in Cain’s bed — the source only claimed that the woman awoke in Cain’s apartment. The previous version incorrectly attributed comments from one source to the other source.