November 10, 2009, - 5:07 am
Yesterday (Monday) evening, the Politico’s Josh Gerstein posted a “scoop”–which wasn’t a scoop at all, since I broke the story seven and nine months ago. And, of course, Politico’s partner in promotion and denying proper credit where it’s due, Matt Drudge, followed suit linking to the unoriginal piece.
DebbieSchlussel.com Broke the Story . . .
. . . That FBI “Supermodel” Andrew Arena Was Meeting w/ CAIR’s Walid
The story was ostensibly about Attorney General Eric Holder speaking to a group of left-wing interest groups, including CAIR, but it was mostly about how the group regularly meets with the FBI, including CAIR-Michigan Executive Director Dawud Walid (DS exclusive reporting: real name, Delano Anthony Willis, Jr., who has quite a rap sheet). This, as the story notes, violates the FBI claim they won’t meet with the extremist CAIR–the Council on American Islamic Relations. But, hello . . ., I reported–MONTHS AGO–that they were still meeting with each other and that the embargo/boycott/ban was bogus. Phony. A lie. A fraud. Fiction.
Yes, if you read this site, you know that I reported, back in April–in “What’choo Talkin’ ‘Bout Willis?: Told Ya So–FBI Still Meeting with CAIR; FBI’s Arena Fete’s CAIR Dude w/Long Rap Sheet“–and February–in “Myths & Facts: . . . FBI Still Hanging with CAIR,” that CAIR-Michigan was still meeting with the FBI as part of a larger “dialog” group of Arabs and Muslims. So, it’s hardly news today . . . unless you’re new to this site or not shrewd enough to read it.
You can read it here, first, months ahead of time, or get old, stale fish wrap, months later from the mainstream online media. Maybe one day, Gerstein will actually break an original scoop. But he certainly didn’t here. I beat him to it . . . at least seven months ago, and actually nine.
Gerstein’s column is called “Under the Radar.” But his radar sure seems to take a long time to work. Glad he finally discovered America. The radar that works is on this site. Read it here first . . . or read it somewhere else a half a year later.
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