Former US Ambassador to Russia: It’s my job to spread unconfirmed rumors

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http://twitter.com/#!/McFaul/status/489832083305398272

We touched on this here, but it really deserves a stand-alone post.

To recap: Earlier today, Stanford University professor Michael McFaul, who until February 2014 was United States’ ambassador to Russia, tweeted this:

http://twitter.com/#!/McFaul/status/489811375770718210

Note that McFaul did not qualify this report by calling it “unconfirmed” or a rumor.

If his goal was to spread this allegation (which may or may not be complete bullcrap), he did a great job of it. 2,300+ retweets and counting!

For a moment, he seemed almost apologetic:

http://twitter.com/#!/McFaul/status/489832341334798336
http://twitter.com/#!/McFaul/status/489834444040044544

But then the former Ambassador explained that he was just doing his job:

http://twitter.com/#!/McFaul/status/489836078791008256

Nice job if you can get it.

Related:

Strobe Talbott claims that Russian-backed separatist has admitted shooting down #MH17; Update: Now it’s all very ‘murky’; Update: Tweet deleted

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/07/17/former-us-ambassador-to-russia-its-my-job-to-regurgitate-unconfirmed-rumors/

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