Skip to comments.Woodward defends Rove on Larry King: "No evidence Rove disclosed identity"
Posted on 07/11/2005 6:35:30 PM PDT by nwrep
Bob Woodward mounted a vigorous defense of Karl Rove on Larry King Live against the accusation that he leaked the secret identity of a CIA undercover agent. He cautioned against jumping to conclusions and said there is no evidence that Rove disclosed the identity of Wilson's wife. He also went on to say that Rover was simply "talking about her", and may not have known her position as a secret, undercover agent. As such, Woodward maintained, Rove did NOT compromise national security or put anyone's life in danger.
WOW .. what's not kosher here?
in any case, she is not a "covert" agent in any sense of the word.
This is going to backfire on the DUmmies and media. I can't wait!
Why do I have this feeling that DU is filled with comments like "Traitor!" and "He was great back in the Watergate days but now he's gone over to the dark side."
Who would have guessed Rove's defender would turn out to be Bob Watergate Woodward!
I am SHOCKED. Wow. Then again, I think Woodward knows the truth and simply wants to make sure that when the poo flings back in the NYT face, he is far from it.
Do you think that's why Miller went to jail instead of talking? Sure doesn't smell good for that RATS and the MSM.
I'd still like to know why Wilson was sent to Niger for the CIA. Wife's recommendation or not, something stinks there as well.
The silence will be deafening!
If you tell a lie loudly enough and long enough...
Bob Woodward is a straight shooter in my opinion, and I have defended him each and every step of the way, although Howlin thinks he lied about interviewing Casey on his death bed.
How can anybody conclude anything other than Rove being a liar and a traitor?
It's amazing how that always happens.
Damn, and I thought Rove was innocent!
I guess they were worried the Russians would grab her at a DC cocktail party.
Thread just started at DU http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=104x4075863
Its not surprising. Woodward may be many things but he is not a "rabid" liberal.
It's depressing that the opposition has so little in the way of substantive alternative solutions and proposals that they are reduced to shrill fishing expeditions like this.
Is there ANY PROOF that Plame was an undercover agent?
Or is this one of those cases where if we just say it over and over to ourselves it becomes true by default? You don't have to be a "secret agent man" to be involved in WMD studies at the Agency. The whole thing just doesn't pass the smell test, particularly when we hear from Andrea Mitchell that it was common knowledge around Washington that she worked at the CIA. It would not be common knowledge if she was undercover.
Well, somebody was grabbing her. She arranged for hubby to be out of town for his Niger trip, didn't she?
Who is the democrat she is protecting? Hillary, perhaps??
And now onto real news.
We have a space shuttle launch for the firs time in over two years on Wednesday.
A talking dog! This I gotta see!
I can't stomach going over there; really. Are they now sprawled on the floor, drooling and making weird noises, as they were last November 10?
The DUmmies are not just dumb, but incredibly stupid.
Now they're attacking Woodward and the Washington Post.
Wow, that's a lame thread even for them. I think their jubilation is fading fast.
I have NEVER gone over there. It's the equivalent of the vacationing in Sodom, IMO.
I grudgingly respect Woodward making the point but in the final analysis Woodward is simply pointing out the obvious with some partisan rationale - the quick headlines/accusation will backfire and harm the left and future leakers.
He's covering his political soulmate's asses.
He knows this is a manufactured controversy.
He knows the 'evidence' is being fabricated.
He knows that when (not if) this comes out his profession will be DESTROYED.
This is not altruism or any kind of devotion to "truth."
This is attributable to the best motive of all:
Enlightened self interest.
All I know is I need to stand up--monkeys are trying to escape.
Oh, it's worse than that... direct quote "Rove! Rove ! Crucify him! Crucify him!"
Aren't we lucky to have those compasionate Liberals as the "faithful opposition"?
Bob Woodward is becoming the Ann Coulter of journalism
Thats because Woodward can write, Bernstein can't.
"This is attributable to the best motive of all:
Enlightened self interest."
Bingo. We are on the same wavelength only you put it more succinctly.
Well they keep calling our president a chimpanzee so why can't his campaign manager be a talking dog ?
I meant calling Woodward--one of their heroes--traitor. They yammer on about independent journalists, yet when a journalist is willing to nail Nixon when he has what he considers evidence, and yet won't nail Rove because he says he has no evidence, suddenly he's not "independent" anymore.
Woodward owes Rove's trust in him big time.
I think he lied; Casey's wife says he lied; Casey's family says he lied and the doctors at the hospital say he lied.
Once the prosecuter finishes up and no indicments are given out to Rove, then we can celebrate, THE MSM WILL HAVE SO MUCH EGG ON THIER FACE SO WILL DU!!!!!
I SAY LET THE MSM GO AFTER ROVE, LET DU KEEP SPINNING THIER LIES, BECAUSE THE MORE THEY DO IT THE MORE STUPID THEY WILL LOOK WHEN THERE IS NO INDICMENT FOR ROVE.
GO FOR IT MSM AND DU! ITS GOING TO BE SO FUNNY TO READ DU THAT DAY, ONCE THE PROSECUTER HAS FINISHED HIS CASE.
Opps cap lock, from what I have read, he will be finished soon.
Im counting down the days.
That's been updated: if you tell a lie once about a Republican it will be on the evening news & the front pages of all newspapers.
Was that posted at DU?
When your enemy is angry, taunt him...Sun Tsu. or Clauswitz. One of those guys.
Woodward is a good reporter. He is probably somewhat left wing, but he's always been able to put aside his bias, at least more so then other reporters.
like a vehicle , it'll only backfire if it's running ,... watch for the MSM to just wave this around for as long as they can , making charges and reminding everyone what W said about giving someone "the boot" if,... blablablaBLABLAbla