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Jonah, not only is the TAPped entry attacking Paul Gigot “lame” and “hysterical,” it’s not even accurate. TAPped ascribes several actions to Paul Gigot — soliciting the article from European leaders, getting the news portion of the WSJ to cover it — that TAPped’s admitted source (this LA Times story) attributes to people in the Journal’s European offices. In addition, as the LA Times story makes clear, there is nothing unusual about op-ed pages soliciting articles from prominent figures, nor is it particularly unusual that such articles occasionally generate news. (It happened in the Times just last week!) The next time TAPped accuses someone of being a journalist “in name only,” it may want to get its own story straight.