Skip to comments.Mark Steyn: How a serial liar suckered Dems and the media
Posted on 07/17/2004 6:35:46 AM PDT by Pokey78
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I hope Mark Steyn is on President Bush's ping list.
An ambassador, in Sir Henry Wootton's famous dictum, is a good man sent abroad to lie for his country. This ambassador came home to lie to his. And the Dems and the media helped him do it.
According to C-SPAN this morning, Yellowcake Joe is scheduled to be on Wolf Blitzer's Late Edition tomorrow (Sunday). Should/could be interesting.
I wonder if liar Joe Wilson can be prosecuted?
The gloves are off. I pray this piece of clarity gets the widest possible exposure. Third sentence needs grammatical correction, though.
I hope Bush is on Steyn's ping list, if Steyn can't be on Bush's speechwriting payroll.
All the liars should be prosecuted. They are messing with our national security.
Wilson, the media, Democrats: truly unconscionable. And that's the very best that can be said about them.
Will someone please point out EXACTLY what it was J. Wilson lied about? With the dems you have to be precise because you know how they will parse wordage!
IANAL but I'd think that his sworn testimony to the 9-11
commission circus and the Senate Intelligence Committee should be sufficient grounds for a perjury prosecution.
That should be very interesting...if "Say it ain't so, Joe" shows up.
Another typically great Styne column. My only quibble is with the headline...suckered the Dems? Suckered the media? BS. Wilson, the Dems and the media all knew what they were doing. The only people being played for suckers were the American people and the Republicans. If you ask me, the Republicans are still acting like suckers. Why aren't they raising holy hell about this? This Sunday on the morning news shows, why doesn't every Republican guest directly ask the host why Joe Wilson isn't on to explain himself and why no nightly newscast except for NBC has mentioned Wilson's lies? I'll tell you why...because Republicans are suckers, stuck on defense when they should be on offence.
I hope Mark Steyn's talents are used in the next administration! We are always looking for the best and brightest!
BUSH LIED!! Not.
BLAIR LIED!!! Not.
But it turns out JOE WILSON LIED! PEOPLE DIED. Of embarrassment mostly. At least I'm assuming that's why the New York Times, MSNBC's Chris Matthews, PBS drone Bill Moyers and all the other media bigwigs Joseph C. Wilson IV suckered have fallen silent on the subject of the white knight of integrity they've previously given the hold-the-front-page treatment, too.
These rascals in the media. The 'RATS best friends. G-r-r-r-r !
Pray for W and Our Troops
Wilson didn't get the respect and promotion he wanted. So he settled for revenge and RAT money.
He also is supposed to appear on The Newshour with Lehrer on Monday, opposite someone who will debate him.
Too bad there isn't some way to assure that if we are struck by the terrorist again, only the idiots will die. Unfortunately, it doesn't work that way. You and I will die along with them.
Wilson also claimed that someone high up in the Bush admin, and he fingered Karl Rove, had leaked his wife's name to Bob Novak as a CIA operative. Turns out HE, himself, was the one who told Novak his wife was in the CIA.
<< I hope Mark Steyn is on President Bush's ping list. >>
I pray President Bush is on Pokey's!
[Thanks for the ping, Pokes]
Did I get that whole ping list thing backwards?
No, it's because they know that these shows are pre-taped and any comment they make will just be edited out. You don't really believe that the media was suckered do you?
OH, yeah. I liked the lie that said his wife didn't arrange his trip, when in fact she did in a memo that has now come out..............joewilson, the liar said she had nothing to do with his trip. LOL, he lied over and over again....
We now see who actually was lieing to buffer whose agenda, and it was not Bush....as 6 independant intelligence reports verify. Case closed. Wilson is a son of a bitch (if Steyn can write it, so can I) So are the Democrats in Washington. So is the prostitute old media. Despicable. The incident would be very sad if it weren't so serious.
The media controls what is aired. And morning shows are recorded. That is why they air at different times in different cities. If someone says something the media doesn't like they don't air it.
They don't attack like Democrats because the media won't air it!!!!
First, I'm wondering if Wilson can be indicted for intentionally creating an intelligence failure when there wasn't one. Afterall, his claiming that Iraq's attempts to buy uranium were false put everyone's life in jeopardy. By spreading lies that Saddam hadn't tried to gain "yellowcake," it helped create a false sense of security in the country. It also put President Bush's life even more in jeopardy because the President was painted as a liar and a deceiver to the whole world. Frankly, I think there might be some law on the books that would apply to Mr. Wilson. The guy is a security risk run amok. Like Saddam, he's his own WMD.
Second, I went to the Wilson website (http://restorehonesty.com/) and sent the following email to Joe:
Thanks Joe! For the ball-faced lies. For selling a bill of goods that turned out to be false. For creating an intelligence failure when there wasn't one. For being a superb rip-off artist. You'll go down in history with the Times' Jayson Blair and the famous P.T. Barnum. I'm sure your wife enjoys going to work everyday, and having people point fingers at her saying: "She's the one married to that snake oil salesman." Hope you've got some money stashed for a rainy day, because although I'm no meteorologist, I can see some stormy days ahead for you son. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy. Maybe Teresa Heinz-Kerry could hire you as an investigator for her 57 overseas Heinz factories.
I signed it in full, but have left my name off to post here.
Excellent! Let's hope they don't select a "Republican" like David Gergen who is obsessed with being liked by the press.
re: Wilson outed his wife to Novak?? Has that been confirmed? In understood her name was mentioned not to out her, but to legitimately question the source of the report.
It just DUMBfounds me too see the Rat side of life support known liars such as Clinton, Moore, Clarke, Wilson yet jump up and down that BUSH lied yet can't pin a thing on him?
Call me CrAzY.....
Correction. The shows are sent down the net live. Local stations may opt to show them later. It is rare when segments are pre-taped....as was Colin Powell's palm tree segment a few weeks ago.
Another Steyn out of the ball park hit. Go Mark!
Oh, that we could get this into the hands--no, make that the minds--of every voter in the US.
**Major Wanke's prime minister, among others, told Ambassador Wilson that he believed Iraq wanted yellowcake. And Ambassador Wilson told the CIA. And the CIA's report agreed with the British and the Europeans that "Iraq was attempting to procure uranium from Africa."
**In his ludicrously vain memoir The Politics Of Truth, Wilson plays up his knowledge of the country. He makes much of his intimacy with Wanke and gives himself the credit for ridding Niger of the Wanke regime. The question then is why a man who knew so much about what was going on chose deliberately to misrepresent it to all his media/ Democrat buddies, not to mention to the American people. For a book called The Politics Of Truth, it's remarkably short of it. On page 2, Wilson says of his trip to Niger: "I had found nothing to substantiate the rumors." But he had. **
Ambassador Wilson went to Niger in 2002, came back and told the CIA in 2002 that Iraq HAD attempted to buy yellow cake. Then he wrote an Op-ed published in the New York Times in June 2003 stating that President Bush lied when he said the famous 16 words in the January 2003 State of the Union speech, because he found NO evidence that Iraq had attempted to buy yellowcake in Niger.
It really does not take a conspiracy theorist to see that between January and June of 2003 someone approached ol' Amb Wilson and made him an offer he wouldn't refuse. I will never believe that he decided to go public with testimony that was 180° opposite to his OWN report to the CIA without external persuasion.
It had to be bribe or threat. He is such a slime ball that a hint of an invitation to the Hillary circle might have been enough.
Have you contacted any media to get the REST OF THE STORY out?? I am contacting Seattle Times today about this article.
Since we now all know that a memo exists from Valerie Plame recommending her husband for the assignment, and Novak's column referred to a Bush Administration official as the source of her name, I'm wondering if it isn't possible that someone at the CIA outted her to Novak. The CIA was being fingered for alot of intelligence failures. This was just another one. But perhaps someone at the CIA was a little tired of the organization being the scapegoat, and decided to advance the tidbit that eventually brought Wilson down.
They are very sensitive to that word, and have tried everything they know how to do, to pin that label on President Bush. Unfortunately for them, he is one of the most principled men to have held the office of the president.
Lying is a normal tactic for them so they simply cannot believe that W doesn't lie.
Kind of makes you want to laugh when these papers/news networks claim they have to have more than one verifiable source in order to print a story.