An update on the Ken Lay/Lincoln Bedroom myth (2/28)

By Brendan Nyhan

The myth that Ken Lay stayed in the Lincoln Bedroom of the Clinton White House may be on its way to extinction. The Washington Times’ correction last Friday has been followed by a number of others.

Here’s a full chronology of the progression of the myth – note that the Los Angeles Daily News and Denver Post have published letters to the editor promoting this falsehood since my piece was published:

-Matt Drudge, Drudge Report (1/11)

-Stephen J. Hedges, Jeff Zeleny and Frank James, Chicago Tribune (1/13)

-Judy Keen, USA Today (1/14)

-Fred Barnes, Fox News’s “Special Report with Brit Hume” (1/14)

-James Lileks, Newhouse News Service (1/15)

-Bill Sammon, White House Weekly (1/15)

-Daily Oklahoman letter to the editor (1/22)

-Modesto Bee letter to the editor (1/25)

-Fresno Bee letter to the editor (1/26)

-St. Louis Post-Dispatch letter to the editor (1/26)

-Houston Chronicle letter to the editor (2/2)

-Arkansas Democrat-Gazette letter to the editor (2/8)

-Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, FL) letter to the editor (2/9)

-Los Angeles Daily News letter to the editor (2/13)

-Alex Castellanos, CNN’s “Crossfire” (2/14)

-Fred Barnes, Fox News’s “Special Report with Brit Hume” (2/14)

-The Oregonian (Portland) letter to the editor (2/15)

-Castellanos, ABC’s “This Week” (2/17)

-Patrice Hill, Washington Times (2/

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