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End of an Affair [Plame]
Washington Post ^ | September 1, 2006

Posted on 08/31/2006 10:08:00 PM PDT by West Coast Conservative

Edited on 09/01/2006 5:56:51 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

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To: West Coast Conservative

Gee .......... written on a Friday in late summer when no one is around to read it. I am suprised they didn't write this on a Saturday and placed in prominently in the bottom inside corner between the help wanted and rental ads.


141 posted on 09/01/2006 3:46:42 AM PDT by stocksthatgoup ("Is it real? Or is it Reuters?")
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To: Howlin

What did Fitzgerald know and when did he know it?


142 posted on 09/01/2006 4:07:44 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (Here come I, gravitas in tow.)
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To: West Coast Conservative
He [Wilson] diverted responsibility from himself and his false charges by claiming that President Bush's closest aides had engaged in an illegal conspiracy. It's unfortunate that so many people took him seriously.

Yeah, "so many people". You mean, like ALL of the MSM, who lapped up every bit of bilge that spewed forth from Wilson's mouth, and who refused to report the story honestly, refused to point out that no crime had even been committed in the first place?

Hypocrite, weasel, scum - thy name is "journalist".

143 posted on 09/01/2006 4:16:17 AM PDT by Sicon
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To: martin_fierro
......more probable is that the WaPo can no longer deny the obvious........

Bingo.......but I guess the MSM doesn't play that game (/sarc).

144 posted on 09/01/2006 4:22:34 AM PDT by Liz (The US Constitution is intended to protect the people from the government.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Have you seen the David Brooks column? [NYT yesterday, probably, Houston Chronicle today] Rather scathing, on this very topic.


145 posted on 09/01/2006 4:28:42 AM PDT by Clara Lou (Only a fool creates ill will unnecessarily.)
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To: Howlin

This is what has never made sense to me: I still have Sen. Roberts statements and report from the Senate Intelligence Committee that says that what Wilson told the Committee in private session actually bolstered the Bush administration.

Iraq was indeed trying to purchase yellowcake uranium from Niger. So why in the world would the Bush administration need to discredit Wilson or his wife?

The entire thing was a made up "scandal" and that Republicans didn't better defend the administration is in itself scandalous.


146 posted on 09/01/2006 4:49:17 AM PDT by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: boop

The Washington Post has known the identity of the source (Armitage) for three years. I don't believe an apology will be forthcoming. The WaPo was in on the slander of Rove from Day 1.


147 posted on 09/01/2006 4:55:37 AM PDT by Hoodat ( ETERNITY - Smoking, or Non-smoking?)
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To: Torie

I hope Libby's attorneys got a copy of Russert's statements last weekend. The blatant lies he told on air earlier this week should go a long way towards illustrating his lack of credibility.


148 posted on 09/01/2006 5:02:30 AM PDT by Hoodat ( ETERNITY - Smoking, or Non-smoking?)
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To: Billthedrill

Mr. Wilson will get a teaching post at Columbia.


149 posted on 09/01/2006 5:08:11 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Mediacrat - A leftwing editorialist who pretends to be an objective journalist.)
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To: West Coast Conservative
Speaking for the Olde Media, the WaPo now says it is time to drop the story.

The real story here is that one of the left's most persistent lies-of-the-week has finally been uncovered after it successfully managed to keep the Bush administration under a cloud of suspicion for 16 months.

150 posted on 09/01/2006 5:14:32 AM PDT by steelyourfaith
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To: machogirl
maybe this will be the end of plame's book deal

That would be nice but I doubt it, unless the publisher pulls the rug out from under them. However, I doubt sales will be what they initially expected.

151 posted on 09/01/2006 5:15:25 AM PDT by bcsco ("He who is wedded to the spirit of the age is soon a widower" Anonymous)
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To: martin_fierro
WE'RE RELUCTANT to return to the subject of former CIA employee Valerie Plame because of our oft-stated belief that far too much attention and debate in Washington has been devoted to her story and that of her husband...

...." and besides, we're now busy running "macaca" stories every day to try to get Senator George Allen defeated."
152 posted on 09/01/2006 5:17:32 AM PDT by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: Adrastus

IMO, Powell and Armitage, by remaining silent in the face of such a media onslaught against the official WOT & Iraq position of the U. S. government, when they had the information that would stop that locomotive in its tracks had they only advised the President of the facts, committed sedition.

I admit that might be overstating the case, but this story has me seeing red, I'm so angry.

Now there is one question that MUST be answered: If (and that's a non-credible if) Armitage truly didn't know Plame's ID was protected with covert status, how did he learn her ID? Who told him? (But I really think he KNEW her ID was classified, or should have known.)


153 posted on 09/01/2006 5:25:32 AM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: West Coast Conservative

"It follows that one of the most sensational charges leveled against the Bush White House -- that it orchestrated the leak of Ms. Plame's identity to ruin her career and thus punish Mr. Wilson -- is untrue. The partisan clamor that followed the raising of that allegation by Mr. Wilson in the summer of 2003 led to the appointment of a special prosecutor, a costly and prolonged investigation, and the indictment of Vice President Cheney's chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, on charges of perjury. All of that might have been avoided had Mr. Armitage's identity been known three years ago."

Three + years of lying to the American people and not a single apology from the George $oreA$$ controlled rats.

The $oreA$$ funded web sites will continue their character attacks on our president inspite of this reality.

Fitzy should be disbarred, tried for malfeance and if found guilty be sentenced to be Karl Rove's messenger boy.


154 posted on 09/01/2006 5:28:30 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (There's a dwindling market for Marxist Homosexual Lunatic lies/wet dreams posing as news.)
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To: BIGLOOK

"Create the story.....build the lead.....milk the sources till they bleed.....Headlines ....deadlines.....Run......Run.....Oh sh*t!......the Truth.."

You have described the standard POA of the mediots who control the MSM as their Bush Derangement Syndrome overcomes them daily.


155 posted on 09/01/2006 5:31:11 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (There's a dwindling market for Marxist Homosexual Lunatic lies/wet dreams posing as news.)
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To: MJY1288

http://www.freepress.org/departments/display/20/2006/2123


Check this site vs. some recent articles. The plan seems to be control od all info.

Thanks.


156 posted on 09/01/2006 5:33:28 AM PDT by Lumper20
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To: martin_fierro

'What's more probable is that the WaPo can no longer deny the obvious.'



"Create the story.....build the lead.....milk the sources till they bleed.....Headlines ....deadlines.....Run......Run.....Oh sh*t!......the Truth."

Big Look posted the above later on in this thread.

It is apparent, that, even the Compost is scared of the reality that could come out of this 3+ year lie.


157 posted on 09/01/2006 5:34:35 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (There's a dwindling market for Marxist Homosexual Lunatic lies/wet dreams posing as news.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Shouldn't we at least have some hangings of the Traitorous Journalists and Politicians that lied about this story for 3 years?? I want some hangings just like they did!!!

Pray for W and Our Freedom Fighters


158 posted on 09/01/2006 5:35:44 AM PDT by bray (Koffi 4 Food has Failed.......Again)
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To: West Coast Conservative
"the person most responsible for the end of Ms. Plame's CIA career is Mr. Wilson....It's unfortunate that so many people took him seriously."

"The kettle's black, The kettle's black," cried the pot.
This is the closest we'll ever come to seeing the drive by media admit it's role in attempting to make this trivial non-story into a Bush Administration scandal. The story will slowly die, "not with a bang, bit a whimper". The real criminals, Joe Wilson and Patrick Fitzgerald, will simply slither slowly into oblivion.

159 posted on 09/01/2006 5:38:04 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Owning a hybrid is a badge of honor, telling the world you failed thermodynamics.)
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To: ChadGore; backhoe; kcvl; Cindy; piasa

Thanks for posting the last paragraph of this article/oped.

Our indexers need to preserve this last paragraph before it disappears into the ether zone.


160 posted on 09/01/2006 5:39:40 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (There's a dwindling market for Marxist Homosexual Lunatic lies/wet dreams posing as news.)
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