Skip to comments.Smearing Joe Wilson's critics
Posted on 04/12/2006 9:05:43 AM PDT by smoothsailing
The Washington Times
Smearing Joe Wilson's critics
Published April 12, 2006
Some old canards just never die. New information from special counsel Patrick Fitzgerald's investigation about whether former CIA agent Valerie Plame's identity was leaked by the White House as part of a campaign to "discredit" her husband has spurred new efforts to depict him as an innocent victim targeted by a Bush administration smear campaign for telling the truth.
Joseph Wilson, a retired Foreign Service officer, was dispatched to Iraq in February 2002 by the CIA, at his wife's suggestion, to investigate whether Saddam Hussein had tried to purchase "yellowcake" uranium from Niger. In July 2003, Mr. Wilson accused the Bush administration of manipulating intelligence in order to make a case for war with Iraq. He claimed that his investigation 17 months earlier should have debunked the notion that Iraq had attempted to purchase uranium from Niger.
But the case against the White House, as represented by some in the mainstream media, is based on sloppy, tendentious reporting...
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Whoops, wrong thread. That's what I get for keeping several windows open at once.
Number of stories done on ex. Amb. Joe Wilson's charge "Bush lied" about Iraq nukes vs. those done after debunking his claim.
|Charges first reported||Charges questioned|
It applies to Joe Wilson, too. Not to worry.
Indeed! What bias.
It makes me laugh when I hear talking heads saying that media bias is subjective and cannot be measured. I think Brent Bozell and the Media Research Center, and the table up above, show otherwise.
O'Reilly shreds the NYT for its full-out biased reporting, never mind the editorials.
I saw Joe Wilson on Keith Olbermann's show the other night; he actually said that Fitzgerald had said at least 3 times that Valerie Plame WAS undercover.
I yelled at the TV so hard...
You really must stop watching Keith and Cooper. :)
Hey, anyone named Cooper can't be all bad!
I actually didn't watch the show; they showed it on MSNBC yesterday.
You had me going...
LOL! Almost missed that.
Anyone know of a well sourced article (referencing primary source materials) about Wilson/Plame which cover ALL the ground?
I want to send it to a diehard tinfoil hatter.
"... mainstream media, is based on sloppy, tendentious reporting"
how unlike them ;)
I have never understood that either.
LOL!! Well, ok, not REALLY laughing. But that graphic is true of just about every Anti-Bush story that has later been shown as false.
I'm sure many times it is. I keep thinking back to how the press treated Kerry's discharge date discrepancy and refusal to release his service records versus the exaggerated and forged Bush National Guard non-story.
Myself, I don't believe any of them any more, except for Brit Hume and Tony Snow. The rest of the time I am pulling weeds in the garden or cleaning my house.
Here's something from Stephen Hayes in the Weekly Standard.
Declassifed intelligence is available to the public.
Can't be leaked.
Bush & Co.has asked the CIA about Plames status but the CIA is in a cover up role of no comment.
Or maybe Goes gave her up and they are waiting for the trial to expose her.
The more documents that come out the bigger the Wilson lie getsl
Thanks for the ping!
Joe Wilson is the biggest lying piece of crap that ever lived. In other words, he is the face of the Democrat Party.
Here's the transcript from his Monday interview with Wolf Blitzer:
WILSON: Well, it certainly makes the case that my wife was a classified officer and, therefore, the leak of her name is a violation of national security. Whether that can be prosecuted and other relevant acts, I have no idea. But at a minimum, it's a violation of national security. There are administrative procedures for that.
BLITZER: But Patrick Fitzgerald is not going after that. He's going after the -- he's simply investigating, at least based on what he's charged so far, that Lewis "Scooter" Libby lied.
WILSON: Well, Mr. Fitzgerald has made it very clear and made it very clear in his press conference two things. One, justice would be served so long as somebody was prosecuted for a crime. And second, he made it very clear that the fact that Mr. Libby had perjured himself and had obstructed justice in the view of the special prosecutor, that had stymied his effort, really, to get to the bottom of the organic crime that he was -- that he was looking in to. But irrespective of whether he prosecutes on the crime, it's important to understand that if you're a classified officer -- and Mr. Fitzgerald has said that repeatedly, that Valerie was -- then the leaking of her name is a violation of the national security.
BLITZER: But why wouldn't somebody be prosecuted for that?
WILSON: Well, again, there may well be administrative sanctions. I think it's very clear if you look at the tact that Mr. Fitzgerald is taking, he's narrowing his prosecution of Mr. Libby to what -- what is, I think, prosecutable under the circumstances.
Am I wrong, or has he NEVER said that?