Apology: I bit on a bad story in my Dec. 21 column [“Because He’s The President?”]. The tale of the UMass-Dartmouth student who was visited by the feds for checking out Mao’s “Little Red Book” has turned out to be a hoax. So sorry.
Via Jim Treacher, who emails: “At least she didn’t say ‘So solly.’” Australian blogger collective Larvatus Prodeo were also among the duped; no correction there, as yet. The joint’s got problems. (But, hey, third least unpopular!)