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Saturday, July 02, 2005

Wilson on the Reporters going to Jail (via Rox Populi)

Placing Blame Where It Actually Lies

Read between the lines of this statement released by Ambassador Joe Wilson, following the Supreme Court decision to not hear appeals from reporters Cooper and Miller:

"That two reporters may now have to go to jail is a direct consequence of President Bush's refusal to hold his administration accountable for the compromise of the identity of a CIA officer, Valerie (Plame) Wilson.

"Had he enforced his edict that all members of his administration cooperate fully with the Justice Department investigation, we would not be where we are today.

"Equally, some senior administration officials who spoke to Matt Cooper and Judy Miller today cravenly stand by while the two journalists face jail time because of a conversation they had with them. It is an act of extraordinary cowardice that those officials not step forward to accept responsibility for their actions."

When we spend more time vilifying the MSM personalities (as inept as they may be) that cover the criminals than the criminals themselves, I think we play right into Rove's hands.

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And ... Per Editor & Publisher:

MSNBC Analyst Says Cooper Documents Reveal Karl Rove as Source in Plame Case

By E&P Staff

Published: July 01, 2005 11:30 PM ET
NEW YORK Now that Time Inc. has turned over documents to federal court, presumably revealing who its reporter, Matt Cooper, identified as his source in the Valerie Plame/CIA case, speculation runs rampant on the name of that source, and what might happen to him or her. Friday night, on the syndicated McLaughlin Group political talk show, Lawrence O'Donnell, senior MSNBC political analyst, claimed to know that name--and it is, according to him, top White House mastermind Karl Rove....