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July 15, 2003
Nice timing

"The Washington reality, after all, is invented anew every morning by the media, which is the town's dominant industry," says Washington Times editor in chief Wesley Pruden in a column entitled "The Fearsome Reality of the Surreal."

And he ought to know: today, Pruden apologized for publishing "a forged letter in the name of a U.S. ambassador."

Purportedly from Stephan Minikes, ambassador to the Vienna-based Organization for Security and Cooperation, the letter, or more specifically, the email, "accused U.S. career diplomats of disloyalty to the objectives of the Bush administration."

No wonder the Pruden and his associates found it so easy to swallow.

Posted by Greg Beato at 02:58 PM