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Prosecutor of the Times
wsj opinionjournal ^ | 2 23 05 | wsj editorial

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at opinionjournal.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cialeak; doj; scotus
I know this is an old editorial, but I think it is one of the best I have seen discussing the whole Valerie Plame 'kerfuffle'...

I only post it because it is very late at night and because of the recent Supreme Court refusal to examine the issue...

1 posted on 06/28/2005 10:19:00 PM PDT by flixxx
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To: flixxx

Too late to hear your take on the affair?


2 posted on 06/28/2005 10:38:41 PM PDT by kenavi ("Remember, your fathers sacrificed themselves without need of a messianic complex." Ariel Sharon)
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To: flixxx

"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.


3 posted on 06/28/2005 10:39:24 PM PDT by The Final Harvest (President Bush: "America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth")
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To: flixxx

Funny thing...the left screamed to nail Novak (and hurt Bush) but he skates and 2 lefties are left holding the bag.
LOL


4 posted on 06/28/2005 10:48:44 PM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: ncountylee

Who outed Valarie Phlame? It was Wilson. This has been done to death already.


5 posted on 06/29/2005 12:41:25 AM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: kenavi

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.


6 posted on 06/29/2005 7:01:54 AM PDT by flixxx
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To: flixxx

bump


7 posted on 06/29/2005 8:15:23 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (The New York Times ~ Now 89% Fact Free!)
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To: flixxx

Agree. But the Administration should rein in the runaway prosecutor. No crime, no foul.


8 posted on 06/29/2005 11:11:21 PM PDT by kenavi ("Remember, your fathers sacrificed themselves without need of a messianic complex." Ariel Sharon)
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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.


9 posted on 06/30/2005 5:57:02 AM PDT by flixxx
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