We were going to leave this alone until Jonathan Chait decided to speak up. New York Magazine’s Intelligencer has issued a correction to its piece on Christopher Rufo, saying that he was misquoted.

Chait not only had no shame over the correction; he also took the opportunity to slam Rufo:

So what he said was, “You really need to operate from a premise of universal public school mistrust,” not “It’s necessary to create an atmosphere of universal public school mistrust.”

It’s important to get quotes right, but …

We corrected it because we have standards, and getting quotes right is important. But Chait stands by the original misquote.