7.19.2005

An outrage, a scandal, a total DISGRACE to the art of journalism

Well I got my Newsweek today, and boy was I, for lack of a better word, pissed. I couldn't have found a more twisted, biased, and downright false magazine even in the tabloid section. I know that the MSM is very liberal, and Newsweek as well, but devoting a whole magazine to a crap story just to bring down Karl Rove? They spend pages theorizing on how Rove could have leaked (though the whole time they just assume he did do it) even though at this moment in time we (people that know the facts) know fairly certainly that this is not the case. They go on about how Rove supposedly "leaked the name of a covert CIA agent" (which Valerie Plame was not), how he could face jail time (which he could not, under current law, since Plame was not covert at all, in fact most of her neighbors knew she worked at the CIA, and she also appeared in Vanity Fair magazine), the testimony of her her husband to the grand jury (where they forget to report that he admitted that she was not undercover) and completely ignore his testimony to the Senate Intelligence committee (which found unanimously that he had lied on several occasions about his mission to Niger and other important facts). In all truth, the only evidence aginst Rove is that when a reporter told him about the Plame story over the phone, Rove replied, "Yeah, I heard that, too", apparently a reference to what a different reporter told him. The silliness of the whole controversy is that there is no evidence against Rove, nor any evidence that the leaking of Plame's name (which the media and many others knew before the supposed leak) actually caused any damage, so tell me, Newsweek, the White House Press Corp, the NYT, why can't you at least lie about something important, like the Supreme Court of Social Security reform?

Nobody yet knows who really "leaked" Valerie Plame's name, but two things are certain: Wilson is using this as a political attack against Bush, just like he tried to do with his Niger story during the 2004 election (which he lied about), and that Rove is innocent of any crime.

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