“I should say also that Levant was quite right about the fact I misquoted my daughter in the column.
She did not say: “You’re being mean to my mom,” just before he walked away from our unfortunate encounter. (She did say that afterwards and repeated words to that effect many times. It took us some time to decompress from the exchange.) What she said at that moment, caught on tape, was: “You’re talking to my mommy, you know that, right?”
Porter’s daughter was so traumatized she mumbled “you’re being mean to my mommy” many times. To who exactly? Strangers? Porter?
She’s not sorry she got it wrong, she’s sorry she got caught.