ARNETT HIRED

ARNETT HIRED: Brit Hume mentioned this earlier, but I have now seen confirmation: Daily Mirror hires Peter Arnett. Not too surprising, I guess, given the sleazy nature of that tabloid.

You have to love Arnett’s gall, though. His announcement upon being fired by NBC:

Arnett, on NBC’s “Today” show on Monday, said he was sorry for his statement but added “I said over the weekend what we all know about the war.”

“I want to apologize to the American people for clearly making a misjudgment,” the New Zealand-born Arnett said. He said he would try to leave Baghdad now, joking “there’s a small island in the South Pacific that I’ve inhabited that I’ll try to swim to.”

His announcement upon the tab hire:

“I am still in shock and awe at being fired,” Arnett wrote for the newspaper, which is vehemently opposed to the war. “I report the truth of what is happening here in Baghdad and will not apologize for it.”

No, you don’t. And you already did.

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