Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Did Matt Drudge Get Fisked?

The Drudgereport has a link above the masthead titled, "PAPER: ARABS PLOT TO DROP DOLLAR" which goes to this article from The Independent titled, "The demise of the dollar."

The Volokh Conspiracy describes the article thusly,
"In the (UK) Independent, Robert Fisk, who has wide contacts in the Middle East, reports on “secret meetings . . . by finance ministers and central bank governors in Russia, China, Japan and Brazil to work on” an Arab scheme that “will mean that oil will no longer be priced in dollars.”
And Instapudit also linked to the original article and the above while also providing this link - Oil states say no talks on replacing dlr.

So far no one has pointed out that this article was written by ROBERT FISK! Now, I can not tell you if what Mr. Fisk has written today about the dollar is true or not but it was written by ROBERT FISK. The same Robert Fisk who's sloppy journalism has been legendary on the Internet for over a decade.

The man's name has become a verb! To Fisk someone is to tear apart their argument and point out each and every lie, omission, ad homenin attack, and strawman argument.

Matt Drudge knows who Robert Fisk is. I sincerely hope he has not been duped but so far the story is being denied. Even the Wall Street Journal is running an article titled, "Gulf Officials Deny Plan to Replace Dollar". Robert Fisk might just this once know something others do not, but I doubt it and I'm sorry to see the mighty Matt Drudge trip up over Fisk.

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