Why publish it anyway and try and generate a political scandal.
You’d have to eat and drink more than twice that amount to get close to Wilhelmi’s bill.So no other phone calls to verify the amount? Why didn't they contact the lobbyist involved? Oh right. They needed a headline.
When asked about the big tab last week, Wilhelmi didn’t know exactly how the whole thing came to be reported. He thinks it might have been a typographical error, rather than his being extraordinarily hungry.
“The decimal point might have been moved,” he told me.