Friday, February 03, 2017

No such club ever existed

In today's Chapter One of Fake News, The New York Post and the Daily Mail both have egg on their faces. The Daily Mail reported, " reveals how Gorsuch set up a club called 'Fascism Forever' at his prep school outside D.C. in protest at staff's left-wing tendencies. The New York Post then piggybacked on the story. Ed Whelan reports at National Review, that the high school states that no such club ever existed.
Earth to newspaper reporters: High-school yearbook editors sometimes have a sophomoric sense of humor. I am reliably informed that no such club ever existed and that there was instead an inside joke among friends in the senior class that parodied political debates happening at the school. A contemporary of Gorsuch’s at the school also tells me that yearbook editors added stuff to student blurbs without their permission. All of this also leads me to doubt the yearbook’s claim that Gorsuch was a “Believer in The World According to Ward.” Update: Gorsuch’s high school confirms what should have been obvious to everyone: that no such club ever existed and that the yearbook blurb was tongue-in-cheek.
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