I receive many story pitches each week. They arrive in my inboxes and my direct
The Spectator took 2 days from Bourque’s posting to cover the story. I apologize to the Spec for the mistake.
Second, the Spec does not get the same freedom that us bloggers get to just write any old thing. They have to check facts and verify sources prior to publication. Even then they have to make sure that dotted the i’s and crossed the t’s on the story. They have been doing a good job of Valeri’s poor ethics.