Samantha Power, whom I greatly admire, made the stupid mistake of calling Hillary Clinton a “monster.” No doubt this was extremely careless of Ms. Power. But here’s the part that really confuses me: The Scotsman, the newspaper to which Samantha Power made her slip up, printed this quote:
“She is a monster, too – that is off the record – she is stooping to anything,” Ms Power said, hastily trying to withdraw her remark. (Full story here.)
Is it just me or did you also think that when an interview subject says “that is off the record” it means that the reporter isn’t supposed to use the quote. Right?