Originally Posted by Scrap Irony
No "gotcha" attempt at all. Just trying to figure out your logic. (Still struggling with that one.
As to your assertion that claims of misquotes are rare, I can assure they're not. That's one reason reporters record almost everything.
Having said that, it seems strange that Thamel hasn't come out with his recording if it's actually a quote about Kanter. In the past, I know of a couple politician that claimed they were misquoted and threatened suit, but were then (the next day, in fact) given copies of their recorded conversations as "proof". (The corresponding story also severely damaged both party's reputations. Perhaps he's not up to date on Wildcat blogs?
WMR, you've had pretty much everyone who has ever been involved in professional journalism tell you that you don't know what you're talking about. Sources claim to be misquoted all the time. If you don't believe that the NY Times has higher professional standards than KSR, I'm sorry that's just your bias showing through.
You've made the assertion that two sources claiming to be misquoted should shed doubt on the stories. While that would be true if we knew for a fact that those sources were 100% accurate in their recollection of the conversations and weren't particularly displeased with how the quotes looked once they were down in print. As it is, I'm going to trust the word of the guy who has a tape recording and/or was taking notes on the conversation as it was happening. I'm guessing he probably remembers it better.