Skip to comments.The Amici Brief (The MSM claim that Plame was outed 1990's)
Posted on 11/07/2005 6:42:13 PM PST by Zacs Mom
In spite of current articles and editorials to the contrary, in March of this year, 36 major news organizations and professional reporters' groups (including CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, Reuters, The Associated Press, The Tribune Company, The Washington Post, The New York Press Club and The White House Corespondents) argued that NO CRIME had been committed in the Plame Leak case because, among other things, Valerie Plame's identity had previously been disclosed to both the Russians and the Cubans!
On March 23, 2005 these 36 "esteemed" news organizations and professional reporters' groups filed this linked legal motion which includes the following argument:
Over the course of the lengthy Plame investigation the volume of disinformation, misinformation and lies by omission overtly and systematically disseminated to the public by countless sources has been unfathomable! It has become (by design, I think) a case of "If you can't dazzle them with your brilliance, baffle them with your BullSh*t" and a person with the sincere desire to be "well informed" can easily be overwhelmed by it all!
Seeing, hearing and reading the same "news" on different networks, in numerous magazines and in different newspapers automatically lends an air of authenticity to the information and repetition creates credibility, regardless of merit! So, in view of the current rhetoric spurred by the Libby indictments, I think a review of this motion is in order.
While I admit I am in somewhat of a 'catchup' mode with regard to this story, I actually have been trying to follow this case fairly diligently lately. Even so, until this morning, I somehow missed reading this brief. I was aware it existed and somewhat familiar with what it entailed because, as I mentioned, it has been discussed in some of the articles and posts I have been reading. I did not realize, however, until I actually saw and read the filing the genuine significance of this single document. Seeing, in black and white, the names of the organizations involved in making the assertion that NO CRIME was committed was stunning to me and their declaration that Plame had been outed in the 1990's outraged me!
When I compare the MSM's current coverage of this story to their claims in this document it becomes clear to me that they are, in fact, beyond complaisant in an overt campaign to discredit and disable the Presidency of George W. Bush. They are demonstrably active facilitators of an ongoing and escalating seditious attempt to overthrow a sitting president!
The majority of people I know have jobs. They also have families and homes, hobbies and friends. What they do not have is the time required to wade through hundreds of articles, emails and posts in an effort to gain 'knowledge'. In fact, some don't even have ready access to the bulk of available information. Hard as it may be for some of us to believe, not every home has (or wants, for that matter) an on-line computer and many households that do rarely use their computer as their resource for "news". And among those who do use their computer as a resource for "news" generally access the traditional "news" outlets.
What troubles me is how few citizens are even cognizant of the fact the most of the "information" avail to them through the traditional venue is engineered by a handful of huge mega-corporations who totally control the flow of news, information and entertainment within this country ~ this includes books, magazines, television, newspapers, movies, music, internet access, etc.,etc. Shielded behind the cloak of 'journalism', without regard for truth, accuracy, or impartiality, these information brokers continually present us with carefully manufactured versions of world events and most of us are unaware that 'news' stories repeated by numerous, and seemingly 'different' sources, are actually choreographed illusions designed to manipulate public opinion.
The war on terror is not the only war being fought right now. "There's a war out there and it's not about who's got the most bullets. It's about who controls the information. What we see and hear, how we work, what we think ~ it's all about information." The Federation Of American Scientists
We are under attack from an insidious enemy within and we need to take this very seriously! Perhaps what we really need is a Special Prosecutor appointed to investigate the collusion involved in the on-going efforts to unseat George W. Bush!
What do they know? Everyone knows what right wing fanatics the MSM is. </sarcasm>
I say this in jest, but I guarantee you that is what the DUmmies will claim.
Bumped and bookmarked.
"in an overt campaign to discredit and disable the Presidency of George W. Bush. They are demonstrably active facilitators of an ongoing and escalating seditious attempt to overthrow a sitting president!"
Thank you for this post--I didn't see your other one.
I remember seeing this discussed before but I had forgetten.
Most excellent post!
This sounds very much like the request for investigation that I sent to the CIA/IG and posted on FR. If any of my information was used, thank you for using it!!!! If not, good work on your own!!!
We are in an information war!!! It is time to take on big media and beat them at their game.
And now their saying that Bush lied? Looks like bumbing down of the schools/education is paying off. But not for the MSM. They can't keep from fumbling while attempting treason.
VALERIE PLAME - 2700 VA AVE NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20090 UNLISTED
[Watergate Complex 2700 Virginia Avenue NW Washington, DC 20037]
There are so many people who have admitted that Plame hadn't been covert in years that I'm surprised there was even an investigation.
Evidently he's a smart Democrat stooge. They are good at ignoring things they want to ignore.
Looks like Wilson will need to demand that the MSM retract this brief, THEN demand that Vallely retract his statement. Gee, Joe, yer really starting to look really stupid. AND treasonous by the way.
McCarthy of The National Review Online wrote an article on this brief this past summer. It made some of my liberal friends stop in their tracks.