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The right’s new Boston conspiracy theory

Were you one of the pundits or newspapers who too quickly jumped on the Saudi "person of interest" story, only to have some egg on your face when authorities later cleared him of wrongdoing? Well, thankfully, Fox News' favorite "terrorism expert" Steve Emerson has found an escape clause.

Emerson, a former journalist who has since made a career out of being a self-styled expert, was himself a little too credulous on the New York Post-boosted story line about the Saudi national, telling C-SPAN Tuesday morning that based on "certain classified information" that he was "privy to," he was pretty sure authorities had found their man in "the Saudi national." But six hours later, on Fox, he broke the news that "the Saudi suspect has been ruled out."

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