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.
Tonight, the Fox news 'crawl' at the bottom of the screen said that sales of a book Scooter Libby wrote a while ago have increased since his indictment and subsequent resignation over the leaking of a CIA agent.
I called Fox to say they need to correct this since Libby was not indicted for leaking the name of a CIA agent.
A screen crawl may seem insignificant, but, I'm tired of the injustice and the media's intentional distortions.
*Bump for later*
Don't have to be smart when smearing conservatives. Just wear the name lapdog.
Rush has lately been occasionally saying that "the media" are not in the pocket of the Democratic Party - the Democratic Party follows journalism.
It is easy to see why "objective" journalism would be leftish.
Liberalism includes a de facto cabal of journalists who go along and get along with each other. The idea around which liberalism coheres is that NOTHING actually matters but PR.
- First because it is arrogant to claim, and especially arrogant to debate on the basis of a claim, of a virtue. The arrogance of claiming objectivity leads to negativity towards the people who make the country work.
- Second, because journalism's deadlines make journalism superficial compared to a book which might someday be written about whatever subject journalism treats on a given day - and most subjects journalism reports are not even worth writing a book about.
Main Stream Media Exonerates
White House Administration in CIA Leak Case
Get Matt Drudge on the phone.
Burning Down The White House
The conspiracy to bring down a sitting president that went horribly awry... for the conspirators. Mystery, intrigue and corruption that makes Impeached President Clinton's perjury and obstruction of justice appear a mot point.
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Even as I type a book(s) is being written.
You notice that Victoria Toensing was one of the attorneys who filed the motion.
She had this great article yesterday:
I wrote my Congressman and sent him the article. It is time for Congress to fully investigate this...
Again, I ask everyone, in the name of justice, to withhold judgment until the testimony is complete.
Mr. Fitzgerald is following the law, in pursuing the case as directed by our administration.
This is not over. Have some patience. The Dems may find that if you dig into a can of worms that you opened, you are gonna get dirty.
Wouldn't it be ironic if it was discovered during this 'investigation' that Wilson was actually the one selling the yellowcake to Saddam?
That this is what they are trying to hide?
Why should it be a surprise that organized crime controls the major money sources. Hollywood, ABC,NBC,CBS,CNN,TNN.
And those who control that money, control those who can be bought.
And Bill and Hillary liked being bought.
Great post, Zacs Mom. You're right that we are in a war and the enemy is within. The GOP needs to stop power-sharing and worrying about Senate etiquette. Why did they suppress the Oct. 2003 Rockefeller memo? The 'rats are following their very public playbook, and the pubbies invite more abuse with their weakness (note the Islamic rioters and the French). If you figure out how to do a spine transplant, please let me know.
Do you have a link to your post about this request for investigation>? I would love to read it!
I think, based upon the CIA's cries that one of the agents had been compromised, there had to be an investigation.
The investigation itself doesn't trouble me ~ it's the misrepresentation of investigation by the media and the cRats that I consider an outrage!
I heard this afternoon on The Schnitt Show on 610AM in Miami that Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney, USAF (RET), has joined Major General Vallely in saying that he, too, heard that weasel Wilson refer to his wife as a CIA Officer.
LOL, hope he sees it!
As well it should!!
What is NOT known is WHO at the CIA instigated
(1) the mission
(2) assigned/recommended/approved Wilson as the SINGLE person sent on the mission
(3) received the (oral) report when he returned
(4) financed and approved the money paid Wilson for his time (how much did he/her make on the trip?)
(5) Initiated the request to Justice for the "Edmund Fitzgerald" investigation to begin trying to dig up dirt and muck on Bush and Cheney AFTER the Noval column was written.
We need an investigation (a la Schumer/Reid) of whether somebody lied to cause this investigation to be initiated and whether that person(s) broke the law and should either be prosecuted or forced to resign.
Well all of the Administrative branches of the Federal Government report to GWB - he better start cleaning house!! Goodness knows there are enough auditors to shake a stick at within the Admin - I know since I worked for Government contractors most of my working life.
Sure we can all write our Congressmen and ask them to start an investigation of the CIA and DOS, and I have done that more than once, but I don't hold out much hope with some of the morons we have in Congress. Honestly, how does Kennedy keep coming back and back and back - I wonder what's wrong with MA. And CA has some duzzies also.
Interestingly, at the end of the Amici Brief the claim is made that it was Bush's "house-cleaning" at the CIA after his re-election that sparked this whole investigation.
Well, the media keeps sticking to the Fitzgerald story that Ms. Plame-Wilson was not known outside of the "intelligence community." That encompasses quite a few people/countries, I would think.
.....maybe they mean ""known"" as in the way the Bible does ?
Great thread; thanks for posting this!