Paul Nichols has "Scored Big", according to BVBL, who is so afraid of me correcting his mistakes that he STILL won't let me READ his blog.
According to BVBL, a highly placed covert operative has told him that Mark Warner has given ONE MILLION DOLLARS to Paul Nichols to run for the 51st district. Well, BVBL actually said:
I’ve heard that Mark Warner has donated one million dollars to the campaign of Paul Nichols for Delegate. That is an unprecedented campaign war chest for a House of Delegates race in Prince William County.
Do Democrats smell blood in the water?
OK, there's a few problems with this. First of all, Does BVBL REALLY believe that Mark Warner could give ONE MILLION DOLLARS for a delegate race, and NOBODY in the press would have heard about it?
Second, that somehow HE would have been told, as an EXCLUSIVE? I mean, how gullible do you have to be to "break" the story of a million-dollar donation?
Third, you don't throw a million dollars at a race that's going to be easy. NLS notes this is a tough race for Republicans in any case, and supposedly Faisal was going to be the easy candidate. If the Democrats WERE putting a million dollars into the race, it would be because they thought it would be a tough race, not an easy one.
Anyway, a person with a smidgen of common sense, and the slightest concern for his reputation as a truth-teller, would have waited to confirm something like this before broadcasting it to the world.
But we aren't talking about that kind of person, we are discussing the BVBL blog, where being first is MUCH more important than being right.
Most of his commenters tried to correct him, but BVBL stood by his story:
Let’s see what the next campaign finance report brings. My source on this has been rock solid in the past.
Eventually, BVBL came to his senses, and he reported:
UPDATE: After running this rumor down, it appears instead that Paul Nichols has established a million dollar budget for his campaign, and Mark Warner has recently made a contribution in support of that budget. Although I don’t know the actual amount of the contribution, it was substantially less than a million dollars.
Thus confirming that BVBL will report completely baseless, unfounded speculation, and only later will BVBL bother to check if there is ANY truth at all to what he is reporting. Which explains how he twice got simply facts about the RPV plan wrong, and also probably explains why BVBL is being sued for false statements.