- She posted a response on the Washington Post blog. She's completely unapologetic, and insists on her lies.
- Once again the commenters in the blog were calling her and the Post on it. Last I saw there were already over 200 comments to her latest post.
- The comments have now disapeared, replaced by an 'email your comments' link instead.
- Even more scandalous, the nearly 1000 comments that her original column had sparked on the 'Maryland Moment' post have now also been removed (some other posts that also had related comments seem to have been purged altogether). Many people in those comments had thoroughly and factually documented her lies, and well as the partisanship and mendaciousness of Steno Sue, Kurtz, Willis, and Leen (it actually made for a great read: amusing but also one the most detailed factual accounts I've seen of Abramoff, K-Street Project, etc.)
Link: Washington Post Blog
See also front page of Media Matters.
A partial collection of the original (and now purged) comments that someone wisely saved: WaPo Lies blog.
And someone at DU was wise enough to save the comments to Howell's latest post!
(Thanks to skywriter and back2basics.)
The Executive Editor explains why they shut down the comments. In short: a few people were rude, so we're going use that as an excuse to delete every single comment that exposed and documented our lies.
It's all over Romenesko as well, so there's going to be a lot of talk in journalism circles about this...
The Your Post blog is still open for comments. I suggest you be as harsh as you feel this merits, but leave out the cursing (that way if they shut down comments in their other blogs they'll have to make up some other excuse).