The latter is an interesting theory. In his book, Wilson rules out the latter on the grounds that "COGEMA, as the managing partner, would have had to know and be complicit", COGEMA being the division of the French state-owned nuclear energy firm AREVA that controls uranium production in Niger. So in other words, Wilson was supposedly sent to investigate whether Iraq was trying to buy uranium from Niger, and according to him he ruled that out on the grounds that the French would have had to have been complicit. . .Then after exonerating the French with his thorough 8-day "investigation", he turns around and helps put a media hit on Bush citing the same documents the French previously tried to push on Bush. But the only angle to the story that the Washington Post, New York Times, Newsweek, etc. find worth covering is whether Karl Rove leaked the name of an agent the CIA had pulled off undercover work in 1997. . .which raises another why: why do people like Matthew Cooper, Judith Miller, Michael Isikoff, and Walter Pincus consider themselves journalists, when they're not even good fiction writers?
posted on 07/12/2005 2:58:12 PM PDT
which raises another why: why do people like Matthew Cooper, Judith Miller, Michael Isikoff, and Walter Pincus consider themselves journalists, when they're not even good fiction writers?
One might say that, in today's journalists, there seems to be a certain lack of curiosity...
posted on 07/12/2005 3:19:52 PM PDT
(The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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