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  • New Al-Qa'eda Video Calls For Jihad (Zawahri)

    07/04/2007 2:21:23 PM PDT · by blam · 108 replies · 7,420+ views
    <p>CAIRO, Egypt (AP) - Al-Qaida's No. 2 has issued a new video tape calling on Muslims to unite in jihad, or holy war, and support the Islamist movement in Iraq, a U.S.-based intelligence monitoring group said Wednesday.</p> <p>Ayman al-Zawahri is seen in the one-hour and 35 minutes tape dressed in white and addressing topics from Iraq to Saudi Arabia, the Palestinian territories and Egypt, said the U.S.-based SITE intelligence group, which monitors al-Qaida messages.</p>
  • New Revelations from Former 'Wash Post' Reportor/Libby Juror

    03/07/2007 7:40:14 AM PST · by txradioguy · 168 replies · 4,698+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | March 07, 2007 | Joe Strupp
    NEW YORK Denis Collins, the juror in the Libby/CIA leak case who delivered a post-verdict commentary for the press, spent about a decade at The Washington Post. Today, after a night on cable TV shows, he re-appears with a massive recounting of his experience at the Huffington Post blog. His story is billed as "INSIDE THE JURY ROOM: WHAT THE JURY THOUGHT, DAY BY DAY, WITNESS BY WITNESS, AT THE SCOOTER LIBBY TRIAL" by Denis Collins, Juror #9. It calls it "unedited" impressions, memories and facts. Other jurors' names are changed. The New York Times today reports that he is...
  • Pincus Tags Fleischer As Leak Source ~

    02/12/2007 2:25:08 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 57 replies · 1,806+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | February 12, 2007 at 8:25:6 PST | MATT APUZZO ASSOCIATED PRESS
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer leaked the identity of a CIA operative to Washington Post reporter Walter Pincus during a 2003 phone call, Pincus testified Monday as the first defense witness in the CIA leak trial. Pincus was one of the first reporters to learn the identity of Valerie Plame, the wife of former ambassador and prominent Iraq war critic Joseph Wilson. Pincus said he learned her identity July 12, 2003 but did not immediately write about it. Plame was outed by syndicated columnist Robert Novak two days later. Pincus testified on behalf of Vice...
  • Woodward Releases Embargoed Chat with Saddam

    12/30/2006 10:01:52 AM PST · by mdittmar · 51 replies · 1,971+ views
    ScrappleFace News ^ | December 30, 2006 | Scott Ott
    Reporter Bob Woodward said today he would soon allow his Washington Post editors to publish a secret interview he did in 2005 with former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein in which the dictator questioned U.S. President George Bush’s rationale for invading Iraq. Mr. Woodward, who recently permitted his employer to publish a similar covert interview with the late former President Gerald Ford, said Mr. Hussein agreed to the no-holds-barred chat on the condition that the transcript be embargoed until after he “retired from public life,” which he did earlier today. “I have always thought that President Bush did the right thing...
  • A scoopful from the newly dead

    12/29/2006 9:22:48 AM PST · by rellimpank · 6 replies · 932+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 29 Dec 06 | Wes Pruden
    You've got to hand it to Mortuary Bob. Nobody interviews the newly dead like he does. He doesn't always interview his subjects after they die. Sometimes, like the late Bill Casey, they're merely in a coma. John Belushi was somewhere between La-La Land and oblivion. Mortuary Bob's shovel is always showing up in unexpected places, and sometimes the mud on his boots leaves marks on the carpet. Nevertheless, he has grown sleek and rich dispensing nuggets -- little muddy clods, actually -- from the great beyond. He can coax usually inarticulate subjects to speak in whole sentences, arranged in neat...
  • Last Lunch with a Legend (debunking Woodwards claims)

    12/28/2006 5:40:18 AM PST · by alisasny · 112 replies · 2,980+ views
    NY DAILY NEWS ^ | 12/28/2006 | Thomas Defrank
    Last lunch with a legend Speaks candidly about the WMDs and war in Iraq BY THOMAS M. DeFRANK DAILY NEWS WASHINGTON BUREAU CHIEF Thomas DeFrank, the Washington bureau chief for the Daily News, is seen in this 1996 photo talking to Gerald Ford. The men struck up a friendship that lasted three decades. Below, the two chat on Air Force One. Daily News Washington Bureau Chief Thomas M. DeFrank interviewed Gerald Ford more than three dozen times during the late President's retirement years. He saw Ford in November at his California home and spent more than two hours with him...
  • Woodward Has Scoop on Ford Presidency (Has been conducting secret interviews)

    12/27/2006 3:01:51 PM PST · by wagglebee · 78 replies · 3,156+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 12/27/06 | Ronald Kessler
    WASHINGTON -- Over the past several years, Bob Woodward has been secretly interviewing Gerald R. Ford for a book to be published after the former president's death. Woodward confirmed to NewsMax that he spent "many hours" interviewing Ford on condition that his comments appear after his death. In some cases, when Woodward interviewed key government figures for his latest book, "State of Denial," he asked about Ford as well. Ford died Tuesday at his home in Rancho Mirage, Calif., where Woodward conducted most of the interviews. Woodward said today that excerpts from his interviews with Ford will begin running in...
  • MSM Fails To Notice Section Of Bob Woodward Book Causing Angry Rift Among Democrats

    10/09/2006 6:58:28 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 21 replies · 2,158+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | October 9, 2006 | P.J. Gladnick
    In all the many media interviews with Bob Woodward about his book, State of Denial, they were almost exclusively focused on the supposed mistakes of the Bush administration. The pundits almost unanimously concluded that Woodward's book would therefore be harmful to the Republicans going into this November's elections. However, overlooked by them is a section of the Woodward book that is now causing a firestorm in the Leftwing blogosphere against perhaps the most important Democrat political operative of them all, James Carville. M.J. Rosenberg in "The Coffeehouse" blog asks, "Did Carville Tip Bush Off to Kerry Strategy (Woodward)"? I...
  • Someone's Not Telling The Truth About What General Jones Said

    10/06/2006 6:55:26 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies · 1,058+ views
    WaPo-USNews/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein October 6, 2006 - 21:36 In State of Denial, Bob Woodward claims Marine Gen. James L. Jones, the U.S. commander for Europe, said that the Iraq war is a "debacle" and that "the Joint Chiefs have been systematically emasculated by Rumsfeld." Two reporters from two publications followed up on the story. They couldn't have reached more diametrically opposed conclusions as to whether Woodward quoted Jones accurately. How's this for dueling headlines? "U.S. European Commander Confirms Quotes in Book" "NATO Chief Denies Quotes in Woodward Book" When it comes to contradictions, it doesn't get more stark and point-blank...
  • Thomas Edsall nukes Bob Woodward on Hugh Hewitt - Good Read!

    10/03/2006 8:29:08 PM PDT · by Loud Mime · 15 replies · 1,164+ views
    Hugh Hewitt Radio show and website ^ | 100306 | Hugh Hewitt interview with Bob Edsall
    "HH: But my question is, is Woodwardism good for journalism, Tom Edsall? TE: I think that the problems Woodward poses as a journalist are significant. I think, though, that his contributions... HH: What are those problems. TE: ...have also been significant. It's a mixed bag. snip TE: One is what you sight, credibility. I think a much more serious problem is his dependence on sources, which makes him, to a certain extent, a sucker for those who talk to him, and a hostile adversary to those who do not talk to him." (snip) "TE: I think the problem is that...
  • Mortuary Bob's back, with fresh dirt

    10/03/2006 11:27:56 AM PDT · by JZelle · 4 replies · 737+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 10-3-06 | Wes Pruden
    Mortuary Bob is back, and that looks like fresh mud on his boots. Has he been hanging out at Memory Garden Acres again? A television interviewer yesterday accused Mortuary Bob Woodward, the most important reporter in town, of deliberately withholding publication of his new book, "State of Denial," with accusations of perfidy, lies and deceptions by George W. Bush, Condi Rice and Donald Rumsfeld, all to coordinate it with the November congressional elections.
  • CBS NEWS (7/26/2001): FBI "Threat Assessment" Led AG to Stop Flying Commercial Airliners

    10/02/2006 10:37:41 PM PDT · by CaptIsaacDavis · 4 replies · 664+ views
    CBS NEWS ^ | July 26, 2001 | CBS NEWS
    EXCERPT from link:"In response to inquiries from CBS News over why Ashcroft was traveling exclusively by leased jet aircraft instead of commercial airlines, the Justice Department cited what it called a "threat assessment" by the FBI, and said Ashcroft has been advised to travel only by private jet for the remainder of his term."
  • Bush 'kept Blair in the dark over Iraq' (More Woodward BS!!)

    10/01/2006 9:30:00 PM PDT · by indianrightwinger · 18 replies · 705+ views
    Bush 'kept Blair in the dark over Iraq' by SHARON CHURCHER Last updated at 22:00pm on 30th September 2006 An explosive new book claims that Tony Blair pleaded in vain with George Bush to share vital combat intelligence about the Iraq war. The author, Watergate journalist Bob Woodward, paints a devastating portrait of Bush as an incompetent pawn of his chief advisers and the Pentagon's war planners. He says that, with Bush locked in a desperate battle to win re-election in 2004, they were more interested in hiding the truth about the failures to thwart the September 11 attacks and...
  • Is Woodward Calling Bush a Liar?

    09/30/2006 9:02:32 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 38 replies · 1,435+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Friday, September 29, 2006 | Dan Froomkin
    After two books that made President Bush look pretty good, Bob Woodward is out with a new one that comes awfully close to calling the president a liar. I can't imagine Woodward himself ever using the word -- it's much too shrill for the poster boy for the mainstream media. But is there any other way to describe what seems like the central theme of his new book, tartly titled "State of Denial"? Woodward is an assistant managing editor of The Washington Post, which is scheduled to run excerpts of the book in its Sunday and Monday editions. But the...
  • Woodward: Laura Wanted Rumsfeld Out (barf alert)

    09/30/2006 11:30:15 AM PDT · by notes2005 · 65 replies · 2,126+ views
    CBS ^ | Sept. 29, 2006
    (CBS) Veteran Washington reporter Bob Woodward writes in his new book of fierce efforts inside the White House to get rid of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, a revelation that has caused a tremendous amount of concern at the White House. In Mike Wallace’s interview with Woodward, to be broadcast on 60 Minutes this Sunday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. ET/PT, the reporter also claims that Henry Kissinger is among those advising Mr. Bush. Woodward writes that several people inside the White House have pushed to oust Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. The ranks of those calling for Rumsfeld’s resignation included the...
  • STATE OF DENIAL (Behind Public Optimism on Iraq, Administration Had Doubts)

    09/30/2006 11:22:53 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 54 replies · 1,232+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Sunday, October 1, 2006 | Bob Woodward
    In May, President Bush spoke in Chicago and gave a characteristically upbeat forecast: "Years from now, people will look back on the formation of a unity government in Iraq as a decisive moment in the story of liberty, a moment when freedom gained a firm foothold in the Middle East and the forces of terror began their long retreat." Two days later, the intelligence division of the Joint Chiefs of Staff circulated a secret intelligence assessment to the White House that contradicted the president's forecast. Instead of a "long retreat," the report predicted a more violent 2007: "Insurgents and terrorists...
  • White House Disputes Book's Report of Anti-Rumsfeld Moves

    09/29/2006 9:56:17 PM PDT · by notes2005 · 30 replies · 1,007+ views
    Washington post ^ | September 30, 2006 | By Peter Baker
    New revelations that White House aides tried twice in the past two years to persuade President Bush to fire Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld fueled a caustic election-season debate yesterday over the president's wartime leadership and underscored divisions within his administration. The White House tried yesterday to dismiss the significance of Woodward's assertions, while Democrats eagerly seized on the book to bolster their campaign attacks five weeks before midterm elections. Coming days after the partial release of a National Intelligence Estimate concluding that the Iraq conflict has spread the "global jihadist movement," the latest disclosures kept the focus on the...
  • NBC Serves as CBS's Press Agent, Plugging '60 Minutes' Segment on Bush 'Deception'

    09/29/2006 6:52:49 AM PDT · by Valin · 25 replies · 872+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 9/28/06 | Brent Baker
    Is NBC News the publicity agency for CBS News? While Thursday's CBS Evening News had nothing on Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward's new book, for which he sat for an interview with Mike Wallace set to air on this Sunday's 60 Minutes, the NBC Nightly News led with the “explosive new book” about the Bush administration's “deception” on Iraq. NBC anchor Brian Williams hyped: “It alleges that attacks by insurgents on coalition forces in Iraq are worse than Americans have been led to believe. It also alleges a kind of campaign of deception on the part of the Bush administration.”...
  • Calendars mark Armitage-Woodward meeting (More Plame "Leak" Stuff)

    08/22/2006 7:20:19 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 6 replies · 596+ views
    AP/MSNBC ^ | 8/22/2006 | AP
    WASHINGTON - The No. 2 State Department official met with Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward in mid-June 2003, the same time the reporter has testified that an administration official talked to him about CIA employee Valerie Plame. Official State Department calendars, provided to The Associated Press under the Freedom of Information Act, show then-Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage held a one-hour meeting marked “private appointment” with Woodward on June 13, 2003.
  • Bob Woodward's source could again be Richard Armitage( rehash scandal story alert)

    08/21/2006 9:27:44 PM PDT · by crosslink · 4 replies · 689+ views
    Globeandmail .com ^ | 08-21-06 | AP
    WASHINGTON — Then-Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage met with Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward in mid-June 2003, the same time the reporter has testified an administration official talked to him about CIA employee Valerie Plame. Mr. Armitage's official State Department calendars, provided to The Associated Press under the Freedom of Information Act, show a one-hour meeting marked “private appointment” with Mr. Woodward on June 13, 2003. Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald has investigated whether Bush administration officials intentionally revealed Ms. Plame's identity as a one-time CIA covert operative to punish her husband, former ambassador Joseph Wilson, for criticizing the administration's...