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Mary McCarthy CIA Leak Scandal: Give Back the Tainted Pulitzers
The National Ledger ^ | 4-23-06 | Cliff Kincaid

Posted on 04/23/2006 1:25:44 PM PDT by Coastal

It appears that one of the main sources of Washington Post reporter Dana Priest’s dubious November 2, 2005, story about CIA “secret prisons” abroad was CIA officer and former Clinton official Mary O. McCarthy, whose firing by the agency because of her leaks to Priest and other journalists has been making headlines.

She had been hired by Rand Beers of the Clinton National Security Council, who went on to serve as an adviser to the 2004 presidential campaign of Senator John Kerry. Mary O. McCarthy, identified as a “U.S. Government/analyst,” is listed in Federal Election Commission records as a financial contributor to both the Kerry presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee in 2004.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: cia; cialeak; ciaofficer; clintonistas; clintonlegacy; corruption; danapriest; gwot; johnkerry; marymccarthy; mediabias; pulitzer; randbeers; secretprisons; washingtonpost; wot; wp; x42

1 posted on 04/23/2006 1:25:50 PM PDT by Coastal
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To: Coastal; 91B; HiJinx; Spiff; MJY1288; xzins; Calpernia; TEXOKIE; windchime; Grampa Dave; ...

PATRIOTS PING


2 posted on 04/23/2006 1:27:01 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: Coastal

Giving Dana Priest a Pulitzer is like giving an SS Officer a marksmanship medal.


3 posted on 04/23/2006 1:27:25 PM PDT by Crawdad (So the guy says to the doctor, "It hurts when I do this.")
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To: Coastal

To any Media reading this: There is SO much info on this case and it's tentacles all over FreeRepublic. One thread has 2700 posts with TONS of facts and documents and lists of the coup-plotters.


4 posted on 04/23/2006 1:27:50 PM PDT by Suzy Quzy
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To: SandRat

Pulitzers used to mean something. Just another casualty from our friendly neighborhood RATs.


5 posted on 04/23/2006 1:28:06 PM PDT by Fudd Fan (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Coastal; backhoe

You may want to link this to the outstanding backhoe compendium of related links.


6 posted on 04/23/2006 1:28:11 PM PDT by ARealMothersSonForever (Political troglodyte with a partisan axe to grind)
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To: Suzy Quzy

It is going to be difficult for the MSM to keep this down.


7 posted on 04/23/2006 1:30:11 PM PDT by golfisnr1 (look at a map)
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To: Suzy Quzy

It is going to be difficult for the MSM to keep this down.


8 posted on 04/23/2006 1:30:36 PM PDT by golfisnr1 (look at a map)
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To: Fudd Fan
I've come to think that perhaps RATS is now an acronym that stands for Revolutionary Anarchy Traitorous Scum
9 posted on 04/23/2006 1:32:34 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: Coastal

Good article; thanks for posting. I sent the WAPO an email on Friday night after this story broke, requesting that they fire Priest immediately. I'm sure it went right into their delete folder. What these people are doing is beyond shameful -- they are working so hard to undermine this country and give aide and comfort to our enemies, they should all be in jail. I agree with Bill Bennet on this one; lock them up, throw away the key.


10 posted on 04/23/2006 1:34:11 PM PDT by Laverne
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To: Coastal

The fact that the information was classified material and possibly not even true means nothing to McCarthy. The only thing she cares about is the award, not the integrity that the award should reflect.

j


11 posted on 04/23/2006 1:34:52 PM PDT by jazusamo (-- Married a WAC in '65 and I'm still reenlisting. :-)
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To: Laverne

So did I - though I just asked what they were planning on doing. Funny - no response yet.


12 posted on 04/23/2006 1:36:26 PM PDT by Coastal
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To: jazusamo

YUK

McCarthy=Priest

j


13 posted on 04/23/2006 1:40:30 PM PDT by jazusamo (-- Married a WAC in '65 and I'm still reenlisting. :-)
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To: Coastal

Pulitzers, Peabodys, Nobels...all have been essentially debased by political correctness, commercialization, and a leftisit agenda. In a way, it's kind of fitting....worthless accolades for worthless professions.


14 posted on 04/23/2006 1:40:44 PM PDT by clintonh8r
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To: Fudd Fan
Yes, I heard Charles Krauthammer is unsubscribing from the NYT and WaPo because it demeaned his award.

Joking....
15 posted on 04/23/2006 1:44:43 PM PDT by Prost1 (Sandy Berger can steal, Clinton can cheat, but Bush can't listen!)
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To: Coastal

It's still nothing compared to the Walter Duranty's Pulitzer for his cover-up of Stalin's massacres.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/002/791vwuaz.asp


16 posted on 04/23/2006 1:44:46 PM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: Coastal

I would think McCarthy could be brought up on TREASON charges and executed or deported ( to Iraq) preferably .


17 posted on 04/23/2006 1:54:12 PM PDT by Renegade
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To: Fudd Fan
Pulitzers used to mean something.

After learning how JFK got his I wonder if they ever had any real meaning.

18 posted on 04/23/2006 2:02:05 PM PDT by MosesKnows
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To: Coastal
Have any of the allegations in the story been proved to be true?
19 posted on 04/23/2006 2:03:44 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Proud soldier in the American Army of Occupation..)
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To: Fudd Fan
The Pulitzers have not meant anything for a long time. In 1932 Walter Duranty of the NY Times won one for reporting on Stalin's paradise in the USSR.

Duranty was proved to be a fraud long ago, yet the Times refuses to return the award.
20 posted on 04/23/2006 2:41:23 PM PDT by BW2221
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To: BW2221

Well that's a good point. But there wasn't much written or discussed about Duranty (at least as far as my little world knew) until recent years. That was probably the beginning of what is now a joke.


21 posted on 04/23/2006 2:54:27 PM PDT by Fudd Fan (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Coastal
In the real world, Pulitzers are the equivalent of a gold star on your forehead in kindergarden. It's a one up in your peer group. To you or me, it means nothing.

Krauthammer said it best (before we knew WHO it was): "Give'm the damn Pulitzer. Then send'm to prison for life."

22 posted on 04/23/2006 2:59:47 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: Coastal
It us way past time that these scumRats are held accountable - fired, tried, jailed.

These particular traitors are not only deliberately leaking classified information - they are falsifying it - in an attempt to undermine our government.

That is treason, pure and simple. But they get away with it because they're demRAts,

Meanwhile, they blithely get away with destroying Rep. careers - think Bork, Gingrich, Lott, DeLay...on innuendo.

The real criminals, the ones who are, with malice aforethought = and we know who they are - skate on with free passes.

It's time we screamed bloody murder and not let these acts fade into the ether - demand action be taken NOW

23 posted on 04/23/2006 3:13:19 PM PDT by maine-iac7 ("...but you can't fool all of the people all of the time," Lincoln)
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To: SandRat

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1619886/posts?page=1

CIA Leak, Mary McCarthy Link Roundup
various FR links & quotes | 04-23-06 | The Heavy Equipment Guy


Posted on 04/23/2006 6:11:03 AM CDT by backhoe



24 posted on 04/23/2006 4:02:08 PM PDT by MEG33 ( GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: SandRat

There is no Coup or Coup Planning here. Just move along and keep mooing or baaing.


25 posted on 04/23/2006 4:42:16 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (There's a dwindling market for Marxist homosexual lunatic wet dreams posing as journalism)
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