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Posted on 06/28/2005 10:18:59 PM PDT by flixxx
REVIEW & OUTLOOK
Prosecutor of the Times A partisan "leak" probe boomerangs on the media.
Wednesday, February 23, 2005 12:01 a.m. EST
"After an egregiously long delay, Attorney General John Ashcroft finally did the right thing yesterday when he recused himself from the investigation into who gave the name of a CIA operative to the columnist Robert Novak. Mr. Ashcroft turned the inquiry over to his deputy, who quickly appointed a special counsel." In the recent annals of press freedom, there are few more regrettable sentences than those two from a December 31, 2003, editorial in the New York Times. The special counsel that the Times was cheering on, Patrick Fitzgerald, is now threatening a Times reporter with jail, and in a way that jeopardizes the entire press corps. This is what happens when liberals let their partisan disdain for a President obscure their interest in larger principles.
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I only post it because it is very late at night and because of the recent Supreme Court refusal to examine the issue...
Too late to hear your take on the affair?
"This is what happens when liberals let their partisan disdain for a President obscure their interest in larger principles."
This is such a powerful statement. Liberals are by nature so short-sighted .. they never look at what the outcome of their actions may be.
Funny thing...the left screamed to nail Novak (and hurt Bush) but he skates and 2 lefties are left holding the bag.
Who outed Valarie Phlame? It was Wilson. This has been done to death already.
I think a lot was made about relatively little...her husband 'outed' her to begin with...and as the editorial points out, the liberal media whined and whined and now they are getting nailed.
Agree. But the Administration should rein in the runaway prosecutor. No crime, no foul.
Right...but the administration/justice dept could not win for losing---the media were screaming about the 'leak' and wanted to blast Novak. They got what they wanted and it turned on their own.
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