Last week I implicitly accused -- oh, OK, I explicitly accused -- right-wing pundit Michele Malkin of deficient cultural literacy ("I've got five bucks here that says Lott didn't tell you the media brouhaha is 'a bunch to do about nothing'"). Malkin, or at least someone who is ID'd as Malkin in my e-mail in-box, has now written me to say that those were John Lott's exact words -- and she wants her five bucks ("I accept PayPal").
Not so fast. I want a tape.
Malkin now has my snail-mail address. I'll keep you posted on this. And I'll publicly eat crow if I'm wrong. (Though if Lott really did say "a bunch to do about nothing," maybe he should get a complete Shakespeare on the Scaife family's dime.)