" I have to say I feel a little bit guilty about saying "Leopold Lied".Indeed, on all counts.
I was just venting the frustration many of us in the "reality-based" community felt. And many of us felt the need to take it out on someone. Leopold made an easy target to vent our collective frustration.
I do feel we need to take a bit of a step back and give Leopold a chance to explain himself. We should not "eat our own"; in general, we need to be more supportive of journalists in the alternative media; they will not always be right, and in general, they are doing the best that they can.
If Leopold did lie, I believe he will deserve everything he gets. But if he was misled by a source, we need to support him if/when he outs his source."
I'd be really surprised if Leopold lied - I just don't see why he (or anyone) would do that. And of course, Marc Ash and Will Pitt apparently spoke to the sources as well. I'm sure glad I'm not any of them today. Mind you, it appears that either the sources lied, or they were mistaken - and I can't figure out why they would have lied, nor how they could have been mistaken.
It's all still a mystery.
(update: is there a scenario where the sources were acting in good faith?)