February 04, 2010

Weirdest Story of the Year So Far

Saw this over at Instapundit. 

Struck Down: Feds Refuse to Explain How Agent Injured Daily Caller Writer.

The writer in question blogs as "Jim Treacher" and is referred to by his real name (Sean Medlock) in the story. 

Ah yes, the Secret Service Department of State is acting all secretive and the story is changing wildly from the actual facts, but when I read this I had to laugh.  

From an email by Sarah Rosetti of the Department of State answering questions from the Daily Caller:

At approximately 7:10 PM last night, a jogger collided with one of the U.S. Department of State, Diplomatic Security Service’s official vehicles.

The jogger was transported by ambulance to Georgetown University Hospital.

Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) responded to the scene and conducted an investigation. Diplomatic Security has since learned that the jogger was cited for Jaywalking. For further details regarding the investigation, we would refer you to MPD.

I'm betting someone told Sarah he was a "blogger".  Having no idea what a "blogger" might be, she substituted "jogger".  After all it was an accident with a pedestrian and a vehicle, therefore, the pedestrian must have been a "jogger".  There is no such thing as a "blogger"... right? 

Stay tuned for more fun details (well not so fun for Jim Treacher - he has to heal up first).  But so far this has reached farcical levels in the first 12 hours.  I can't wait to see what DSS does next.  Since they managed to involve the press instead of a regular Joe Sixpack, it should be entertaining to see what other coverups Daily Caller gets in response to their RFC's.  (that's Request For Comment for you non-techies out there).  The possibilities are endless.

 

Posted by: Teresa in Ummmmm at 11:56 PM | Comments (6) | Add Comment
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1 What I can't understand is why he was issued a jaywalking ticket when he was crossing legally.  Hmmm....

Posted by: Pam at February 05, 2010 10:03 AM (UxUrZ)

2 Aack! Now they're running down bloggers? Will I need to update my life insurance policy if I operate a blog? Or perhaps there is something I must do to blog proof the front of my car to reduce my liabilities? (not sure if not being a blogger means I automatically qualify as a blog attacker).

On a more serious note; "Curiously, the ticket says that Medlock was struck at an intersection four blocks from where the accident actually took place. And it claims that Medlock was walking diagonally across the intersection at the time.."

If I was of a suspicious nature, I'd be thinking there was some major butt covering going on here. If I was of a suspicious nature...

Posted by: MGA at February 05, 2010 10:29 AM (5oChh)

3 So now blogger/joggers collide with vehicles? Is that sort of like "I don't know officer, the dude just collided with my fist." What happened to pedestrians always have the right of way?

Posted by: patti at February 05, 2010 10:41 AM (ykXWv)

4 I think they'll next be saying... it was veeerrry suspicious that he went out to the pharmacy at that time of night... heh. 

Posted by: Teresa at February 05, 2010 04:38 PM (ZCuP9)

5 If you recall, when I was hit by the taxi while in the process of crossing an intersection on a green light with a lit "walk" sign, the taxi driver implied that either I was beamed down from the Starship Enterprise or deliberately walked into the side of his taxi, instead of him making a left turn into the back of my right knee with his left front bumper -- and against a red light. Treacher has my complete sympathy. I know what he's going through!

Posted by: Omnibus Driver at February 05, 2010 04:47 PM (OxSv7)

6 Leslie!!! You mean you WEREN'T beamed down from a starship!!!! I'm devastated to hear this - just devastated. 

Seriously though - it sucks to be hit by a car and injured.  Then to have the person who did it try to change the entire story to get out of taking responsibility, that's too much. 

I hope Jim gets well quickly.  I really do want to see what else this government entity will try to pull though - good grief!

Posted by: Teresa at February 05, 2010 06:28 PM (ZCuP9)

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