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John Harris: I Cannot Comment

Brad DeLong interviewed Harris as a follow up to Jay Rosen's excellent piece the day before about the complaints logged against Dan Froomkin's on-line

Brad DeLong interviewed Harris as a follow up to Jay Rosen's excellent piece the day before about the complaints logged against Dan Froomkin's on-line column for the Washington Post.

"I cannot comment," was a common response that Harris fell back on to most of DeLong's questions. Brad's conclusion was:

"My belief--but since he won't answer the questions, I do not know--is that John Harris knew full well that Patrick Ruffini was a onetime Republican operative when he characterized him as a "conservative weblogger" to Jay Rosen, but was trying to pull a fast one...read on"

Harris sounded like he was on a Law & Order episode and was told to keep his mouth shut by his attorney. What a bizarre interview. How can he not be able to answer a rather simple question- whether he knew Patrick Ruffini had been a Republican campaign operative in 2004? I think you know the answer.

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