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Champagne socialism

27/11/2012

You may remember that one of the peripheral players in the low-octane scandal that led to the precipitate resignation – a couple of weeks ago – of Gen. Petraeus as Director of the CIA was a “Florida socialite”. In the rush to get the news out, an early version of the Associated Press story described her slightly otherwise. In the same sort of unblushing internet plagiarism that has me retailing the story here, the error was picked up and replicated by many other international news dis-organisations, as could be seen on Google:

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