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Tell The Media: NO on Valerie "Plame", YES on Memogate!!! (memos and judges action alert)
12-31-03

Posted on 12/31/2003 6:27:34 AM PST by jmstein7

Tell The Media: NO on Valerie "Plame", YES on Memogate!!!

It is outrageous that the media continues to focus on the Valerie Wilson "Plame"/ Robert Novack "non-story", while they ignore the illegal actions exposed by the Democratic memos leaked to the press by patriotic Senate staffers.

The Democrats have been caught, red-handed, forsaking national security for political gain and illegally filibustering qualified minority judicial nominees for political gain.  The media has ignored these stories.  Enough is enough!

Here are a few simple steps you must take to express your outrage and get the word out.

1)  Open the "Write for W" webform for a simple "letter to the editor" submission form by clicking here.

2)  Compose a Letter to the Editor telling your paper to stop beating the dead "Plame" horse and to start covering the real stories (memogate and judgesgate).  If you are short on time, here is a sample letter you can use (remember, original letters that are short and sweet are best):


Letter to the Editor

As a United States citizen, I am outraged that the media continues to focus on a non-story -- the naming of a CIA analyst whose identity was no secret to begin with -- while all but ignoring two of the most important stories of the year.  The first is how the Democrats on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence have been caught plotting to use the awesome power of that committee as a political weapon against the president, forsaking national security for political gain.  The second story is how the Democrats have been caught selling filibusters to powerful left wing interest groups, unconstitutionally filibustering well-qualified minority judicial nominees to slavishly please their ideological allies.  Instead, the media has focused on the Democrats' deceitful tactic of blaming the Republicans for catching them! 

This is outrageous and despicable -- merely further evidence of left wing media bias.  The media will run with any story that hurts the GOP, but when the Democrats are caught jeopardizing the safety and security of every American for mere political points, there is a blackout.  Despicable!


3)  Now send your letter!

Thank you!

You can take further action here.

Happy New Year!

 


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters
KEYWORDS: intelligence; judges; memo; memogate; memos; rockefeller; ssci

1 posted on 12/31/2003 6:27:35 AM PST by jmstein7
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To: jmstein7
If you know the heart and the mind of the odd creature known as the journalist, to tell them NOT to investigate something is tantamount to telling them to investigate something. They'll be all over it like flies on...well, you get the idea.
2 posted on 12/31/2003 6:33:58 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (NORTH KOREA is a DANGEROUS CANCER in late stages; still, we only meditate and take herbal medicines)
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To: MeeknMing
Need a "Happy New Year" MeekAbump here :)
3 posted on 12/31/2003 6:35:37 AM PST by jmstein7
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To: abner; Nick Danger; Interesting Times; The Shrew; MinuteGal; Libertina; Seeking the truth; ...
ET BUMP!
4 posted on 12/31/2003 6:40:20 AM PST by jmstein7
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To: jmstein7
Should the media ignore when an AG recuses himself from an investigation. Then turn their attention to a matter that is not being investigated. That would not be good journalism (reporting) now would it. If and when the memos get investigated - then there will be something to report, unless of course there is a coverup to report (media types love coverups).
5 posted on 12/31/2003 6:40:53 AM PST by familyofman
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To: jmstein7
Happy New Years !!


6 posted on 12/31/2003 6:41:14 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (Hillary is a TRAITOR !!: http://Richard.Meek.home.comcast.net/HitlerTraitor6.JPG)
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To: Alamo-Girl; onyx; SpookBrat; Republican Wildcat; Howlin; dixiechick2000; SusanUSA; alisasny; ...
BUMP!

Please BUMP your ping lists!
7 posted on 12/31/2003 6:41:45 AM PST by jmstein7
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To: familyofman
Eh... coverup in progress.
8 posted on 12/31/2003 6:42:25 AM PST by jmstein7
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To: MeeknMing
Cool graphics!

Happy New Year, R!
9 posted on 12/31/2003 6:43:00 AM PST by jmstein7
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To: MeeknMing
PS Meekabump requested :)
10 posted on 12/31/2003 6:43:31 AM PST by jmstein7
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To: jmstein7
Done! Here is the sticking issue for the Dems, how desperate they are and kudos for our own Robert Novak, the only good journalist in this rotten town
11 posted on 12/31/2003 6:44:25 AM PST by JustPiper (Bush+Ridge=TagTeam for Amnesty! Write-In Tom Tancredo in March!!!)
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To: JustPiper
Nice!
12 posted on 12/31/2003 6:45:17 AM PST by jmstein7
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To: jmstein7; Alamo-Girl; onyx; SpookBrat; Republican Wildcat; Howlin; dixiechick2000; SusanUSA; ...
"Heads should roll !" ...


Please let me know if you want ON or OFF my General Interest ping list!. . .don't be shy.


13 posted on 12/31/2003 6:47:01 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (Hillary is a TRAITOR !!: http://Richard.Meek.home.comcast.net/HitlerTraitor6.JPG)
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To: MeeknMing
Woohoo!!! Thar she blows!!!
14 posted on 12/31/2003 6:47:23 AM PST by jmstein7
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To: jmstein7
hehe ! Hey, just 15 hours and a handful of minutes and it's 2004 !

It already is in the Far East ! ...


15 posted on 12/31/2003 6:55:23 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (Hillary is a TRAITOR !!: http://Richard.Meek.home.comcast.net/HitlerTraitor6.JPG)
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To: MeeknMing
Your graphic on # 6......Thanks for including yo Bahama Mama poppin' up out of the snow in her tropical garb!

She wishes all freepers a Happy New Year and invites everyone to register now for the FReeps Ahoy 3 Caribbean cruise in May when y'all can thaw out!

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16 posted on 12/31/2003 6:56:33 AM PST by MinuteGal (Register now for FReeps Ahoy 3". Fun and fellowship with freepers from across the U.S. A !)
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To: MeeknMing
2004 in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand!
17 posted on 12/31/2003 7:23:46 AM PST by international american (support our troops................itch slap a liberal today!)
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To: international american
Yep ! FOX News showed Tokyo ringing in the New Year about 40 minutes ago ! ...


18 posted on 12/31/2003 7:41:31 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (Hillary is a TRAITOR !!: http://Richard.Meek.home.comcast.net/HitlerTraitor6.JPG)
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To: MinuteGal
Happy New Year ! That's you ? Cool ! :O)

I found that gif last year, I think ...


19 posted on 12/31/2003 7:45:34 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (Hillary is a TRAITOR !!: http://Richard.Meek.home.comcast.net/HitlerTraitor6.JPG)
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To: jmstein7
...coverup in progress.

How, you ask? Well, from the FRN page:

Here's the membership list for the United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence:

Republicans

Senator Pat Roberts, Kansas (Chairman)
Senator Orrin Hatch, Utah
Senator Mike DeWine, Ohio
Senator Kit Bond, Missouri
Senator Trent Lott, Mississippi
Senator Olympia Snowe, Maine
Senator Chuck Hagel, Nebraska
Senator Saxby Chambliss, Georgia
Senator John Warner, Virginia

Democrats

Senator Jay Rockefeller, West Virginia (Vice Chairman)
Senator Carl Levin, Michigan
Senator Dianne Feinstein, California
Senator Ron Wyden, Oregon
Senator Dick Durbin, Illinois
Senator Evan Bayh, Indiana
Senator John Edwards, North Carolina
Senator Barbara Mikulski, Maryland

Jeepers, a veritable Who's Who of Socialists R' Us on the D side.

20 posted on 12/31/2003 8:25:59 AM PST by Kudsman (LIE= ""We have to exert all of our efforts militarily" Hillary Nov. 2003)
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To: jmstein7
Media bias bump. Here are my thoughts.

For those who are using to take up for these news media organizations, I should let you know that there continues to be a lack of even-handedness in terms of coverage by CNN and the Big Three Networks.

I have researched this issue for the last several years and it continues to show favortism by these nerws organizations towards Democrats and liberal, progressives and moderates and against Christians, conservatives and Republicans.

These people, (CNN,ABC,CBS,NBC,et'al) are not our frineds, they are our enemies and those who insist on taking up for them really need to rethink their positions if you expect to get along with anyone here at FR.
Regards.

21 posted on 12/31/2003 8:26:53 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: jmstein7
Thanks for the ping!
22 posted on 12/31/2003 9:15:42 AM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: jmstein7
BUMP!
23 posted on 12/31/2003 9:33:07 AM PST by Chad Fairbanks (What am I rebelling against? Well, what do ya got?)
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To: jmstein7
And while they're at it, maybe they could find out who the Beeb's CIA leaker for the yellowcake stories was. Inquiring minds want to know.
24 posted on 12/31/2003 9:36:50 AM PST by mewzilla
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To: mewzilla; All
Better yet... find out which of Valerie Wilson's entrenched partisan "friends" in the CIA plotted to undermine the administration and send partisan Democrat Joe Wilson on the partisan mission to smear Bush in any way possible.

Inquiring minds want to know. . .

Of course, investigating the Democrats on the Senate Select Intelligence Committee will probably lead to that answer as well. Sending Wilson to make up dirt on Bush is clearly within the ambit of the Democrats' larger plan to use intelligence as a campaign tool for the Dems.
25 posted on 12/31/2003 9:43:06 AM PST by jmstein7
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To: jmstein7
Excuse me, but outing a CIA agent is a crime worthy of investigation. Writing a political planning memo is free speech, embarrassing maybe, but definitely not a crime. Hence, nothing to investigate.

The CIA agent leak is potentially more serious than Clinton's perjury. It is also more damaging since it appears to have been retribution for her husband speaking the truth and outing an administration lie.

26 posted on 12/31/2003 9:52:02 AM PST by Mike4Freedom (Freedom is the one thing that you cannot have unless you grant it to everyone else.)
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To: Mike4Freedom; All
You really have no idea what you are talking about. Why don't you read up on the issues before commenting?

Fact: Plame has not been an "active" agent for at least ten years; she is an analyst -- a desk job. She's a pencil-pusher, nothing more.

Fact: Everyone in the beltway knew her identity; it was no secret. Nobody was "outed".

Fact: The memo we are talking about discusses the launch of a sham investigation for the sole purpose of doing opposition research for the DNC (using classified information and the resources of the intelligence committee), and then using a loophole in the committee rules to attach it (unsubstantiated or verified) to the main report. Aside from being a crime under 18 U.S.C., it is also a violation of two Senate rules of ethics and one rule of the Committee itself. Free speech does not protect those who incite the commission of a crime or "bad acts." Every law student knows that.

Fact: The memo also advocates the unlawful (violates 50 U.S.C. and Committee rules) verbal disclosure of classified material.

Do your homework.
27 posted on 12/31/2003 10:18:31 AM PST by jmstein7
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To: Mike4Freedom
The CIA agent leak is potentially more serious than Clinton's perjury. It is also more damaging since it appears to have been retribution for her husband speaking the truth and outing an administration lie.

If you're going to repeat this chorus with all the other leftists, at least fix the meter and the rhyme first.

We've given up hope that any of you will fix the false assertions. Those are only good for a joke.

28 posted on 12/31/2003 10:26:52 AM PST by thulldud (It's bad luck to be superstitious.)
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To: jmstein7
Bump!
29 posted on 12/31/2003 10:51:42 AM PST by talleyman (God bless FR & Merry Christmas!)
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To: jmstein7
Fact: Plame has not been an "active" agent for at least ten years; she is an analyst -- a desk job. She's a pencil-pusher, nothing more. Fact: Everyone in the beltway knew her identity; it was no secret. Nobody was "outed".

Where do you get your facts? Plame met her husband in 1997ish when he had a National Security clearance as he was on the NSC staff. At least that's what I have read on the subject. I can't seem to find a list of folks in the beltway who knew Plame's occupation. Can you provide that?

30 posted on 12/31/2003 11:03:18 AM PST by petitfour
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To: petitfour
Yup. It's in my upcoming op-ed for the Washington Times :)
31 posted on 12/31/2003 11:05:30 AM PST by jmstein7
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To: jmstein7
Anyone have a copy of that "undercover" woman's 2-page photo spread in Esquire? This story is all smoke and mirrors. And memogate is TWO scandals, Memogate1 and Memogate2 (one is the judicial blockade and the other is using national security information to bash the President).
32 posted on 12/31/2003 11:10:28 AM PST by weegee
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To: weegee
Exactly.
33 posted on 12/31/2003 11:13:07 AM PST by jmstein7
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To: weegee
It was Vanity Fair, and I bet you could not identify the woman in a line-up. But she wouldn't pose for one either.
34 posted on 12/31/2003 11:13:23 AM PST by petitfour
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To: mewzilla
I thought it was discovered that one of the people in the CIA who was involved in this Wilson thing was a former Clinton admin appointee ..??
35 posted on 12/31/2003 1:04:12 PM PST by CyberAnt (America is the greatest force for good on the planet ..!!)
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To: Mike4Freedom
Well .. I wouldn't equate writing a planning memo to writing a memo plotting to USE a govt position to undermine the President. Plotting to commit a crime is a crime.

Next .. the admin didn't lie .. and to this day the UK still stands by the yellowcake info. The President only quoted what the UK told them .. there is no way you can make a lie out of that. For you to say otherwise is just pathetic.

The yellowcake affair with Wilson was done for one purpose only .. to STOP THE USA FROM GOING TO WAR. Why ..?? Well .. the Clintons were just trying to protect their corrupt friends, the French, the Germans and the Russians.

Also .. if you look at the activities of the Clintons during the runup to the war, you will find they were globetrotting (in the pretext of selling Hillary's book). After schmoozing with all the leaders of the world WHO DID NOT SUPPORT THE WAR (because they were involved in corrupt dealings with Saddam) .. the Clintons ended up in the UK. While they were there, they attended a cocktail party with Tony Blair. Clinton told Blair that if Blair continued to hold on to his partnership with Bush (to go to war) .. Blair was going to lose his job.

Now .. why would Clinton make such a statement if he didn't already know about the Wilson plot, and how it was intended to make fools out of Bush and Blair ..??

However .. as usual .. the liberals have misunderestimated the President and the PM of the UK.

Remember .. the Clinton regime believed that the way to world peace was to SHARE WITH EVERYONE THE SAME MISSLE AND WAR TECHNOLOGY .. thereby eliminating the need for war because everyone would have the same stuff. Anyone who believes that idiocy is an idiot themselves. And .. Ms. Albright is on record as making that statement for her admin.

I guess Blair made his choice, because when he came to speak before our Congress. During that speech, Blair pretty basically said that America is not be required to SHARE it's military technology with the rest of the world, and anyone who thinks so is outdated in their thinking. I believe this was a BREAK in the Clinton/Blair relationship.

Sooooo .. as you can see .. the Clintons continue to try to undermine President Bush (as close to Treason as you can get - along with the Senate's memos) .. while also trying to CYA. I believe this investigation will expose the Clinton holdovers within the govt who are there for one purpose only .. to do whatever the Clintons want .. which is to try to get President Bush impeached! The Clintons want power AT ANY COST!

These people are sick (the Clintons and their goons), and for you to even imply that you support them speaks volumes about you.
36 posted on 12/31/2003 2:05:17 PM PST by CyberAnt (America is the greatest force for good on the planet ..!!)
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To: weegee
I think that was Vanity Fair .. not Esquire .. unless I missed hearing about an article in Esquire.
37 posted on 12/31/2003 2:09:57 PM PST by CyberAnt (America is the greatest force for good on the planet ..!!)
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To: CyberAnt
I love your homepage and BTW, I share your love of Isaiah 41:10. It's my favorite as well!

(Bump!)
38 posted on 12/31/2003 2:26:29 PM PST by Humidston (Two Words: TERM LIMITS)
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To: petitfour
On July 14, Robert Novak wrote a column in the Post and other newspapers naming Mr. Wilson's wife, Valerie Plame, as a CIA operative. That wasn't news to me. I had been told that — but not by anyone working in the White House. Rather, I learned it from someone who formerly worked in the government and he mentioned it in an offhand manner, leading me to infer it was something that insiders were well aware of. -- Clifford May, writing in National Review Online

Also, Novak admitted that he contacted the CIA and they did not give him sufficient (by Novak's standards) reason not to reveal Plame's name or occupation.

Look, if you're going to be a contrarion, at least do a minimal amount of research.

39 posted on 12/31/2003 2:50:06 PM PST by AmishDude
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To: CyberAnt
A guy named Alan Foley was Plame's boss at CIA - Foley quietly "retired" in August. Here's another thread on this subject:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1049592/posts
40 posted on 12/31/2003 6:02:12 PM PST by Ben Hecks
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To: Humidston
Gee thanks! A former friend gave me a daily devotional which had that scripture on it. After 9-11, I taught it to my Sunday school class. They loved it. After I taught them the scripture, I taught them to personalize it. It kept them from being fearful about their future.
41 posted on 12/31/2003 11:26:23 PM PST by CyberAnt (America is the greatest force for good on the planet ..!!)
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To: AmishDude
I wonder who that former government official was. And why on earth would a reporter conclude that something was common knowledge because one former government official said something? In what branch of government and in what admin did the former government official work? Novak claims he did not know the woman was an operative. May claims that another person told him she was an operative. Was she an operative? Was May's source revealing classified information and playing it off like it was common knowledge? What are "insiders?"

I've read most of the stories on this subject. And I watched the President speak on the subject. I think they'll work to get to the bottom of this. And if Valerie Plame or someone else had loose lips, revealing Ms. Plame's occupation unnecessarily and illegally, then we'll see a prosecution.

Novak is a reporter, and he asked Plame's boss about her position, and the boss didn't say anything except don't write about it. Novak should have done what the guy said. The boss could not confirm what Novak had heard.
42 posted on 01/01/2004 6:36:05 AM PST by petitfour
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To: petitfour
I think the Dims are more embarassed about the fact that the - ice tea drinking is reasearch- diplomat was outed for doing nothing and being a partisan Democrat than that his wife was an alleged CIA operative (the left hates the CIA, anyway, so why would they really get mad about this - other than to try to turn a bad situation for them, against a president they can't tolerate?).
43 posted on 01/03/2004 11:45:52 AM PST by FreeAtlanta
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To: jmstein7
Have freep'd & will continue to do so - Bump!
44 posted on 01/05/2004 9:11:36 AM PST by talleyman (God bless FR & Merry Christmas!)
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