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Why do people continue to lie about me being "a columnist for hire?"

By Michael Fumento

I asked one, a blogger. "Insofar as you've posted my response to Cathy Seipp's piece in NRO, you know that I received a book grant in 1999 that ran out in 2000 and my column began in 2003. Could you please explain to your readers how that makes me a "columnist for hire."

His response: I'm "a congenital asshole," a "dipshit," and I'm "without substance or class." Hmmm... Have things changed that much since I left LA that swearing at people is now a sign of class? In any event, in a sense I did get my answer.

January 31, 2006 11:00 PM  ·  Media