Google took instant umbrage at the post, saying Wojcicki wasn't lying at all; that Valleywag is the one fact-challenged here. "Patently false," says long-time Google spokesman David Krane who also tells me he was at the interview with USA Today. "Rarely does Valleywag draw us out of our hole, but this one was so off."
"That's the spin now, four years after the fact," Valleywag's editor Owen Thomas tells me this afternoon. I should tell you that Thomas, a former Business 2.0 vet, can measure his tenure as Valleywag's leader in hours. Today's his first day on the job.