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  • 'Post' Editor Hits 'Criminalization' of Leaks to Media Len Downie

    04/22/2006 1:25:13 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 42 replies · 1,383+ views
    AP ^ | 04/22/06 | AP
    'Post' Editor Hits 'Criminalization' of Leaks to Media Len Downie Published: April 22, 2006 10:45 AM ET WASHINGTON The CIA fired a top intelligence analyst who admitted leaking classified information that led to a Pulitzer Prize-winning story about a network of secret CIA prisons, government officials say. The officer was a senior analyst nearing retirement, Mary McCarthy, The Associated Press learned. Reached Friday evening at home, her husband had no comment. The Post's Dana Priest won a Pulitzer Prize this week for her reporting on a covert prison system set up by the CIA after Sept. 11, 2001, that at...
  • Who is William Arkin, and why does it matter?

    02/26/2007 5:38:10 PM PST · by Interesting Times · 37 replies · 1,133+ views
    The New Dominion ^ | Feb. 26, 2007 | Max Friedman
    As most of you have read or seen by now, a journalist and NBC/MSNBC media consultant named William “Bill” Arkin has created quite a stir by viciously insulting American soldiers in Iraq. He wrote at his Washington Post blog, “Early Warning: William M. Arkin on National and Homeland Security” column (1/30/07), that “… this NBC (Nightly News) report is just an ugly reminder of the price we pay for a mercenary - oops sorry, volunteer force that thinks it is doing the dirty work” re Iraq. The “report,” according to Arkin, featured “a number of soldiers (who) expressed frustration with...
  • Dana Priest's controversial co-author (William Arkin)

    07/20/2010 8:50:03 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 11 replies ^ | 07/20/2010 | KEACH HAGEY
    With two Pulitzer Prizes to her name, Dana Priest is one of the Washington Post’s most celebrated reporters. Until Monday, when the Post published the first installment of a bombshell series on post-9/11 intelligence industrial complex, national security blogger William Arkin was hardly known to the paper’s readers. But from a media perspective, Arkin’s role as co-author of the series might be the more important. It marks the first time one of the Post’s bloggers – lately the cause of controversy because they sometimes blur opinion and reporting — has had a byline in one of the paper’s big, investigative...
  • Who Needs Enemies When You Have The Washington Post?

    07/19/2010 7:29:59 AM PDT · by Brittany Pounders · 18 replies · 1+ views ^ | July 19, 2010 | Brittany Pounders
    I don’t get it. I just don’t get it. How can a newspaper or a journalist get away with revealing to the world top secret, classified information that could be harmful to our operatives and our national security? I’ve been waiting on word for the last several days for the Washington Post to be brought up on treasonous charges. In the current political climate in America, who needs foreign enemies when you have outlets like the Washington Post to destroy your country from within? Josh Rogin, a writer for the Foreign Policy Magazine writes: “The State Department is bracing for...
  • The Secret War Against President Bush (John Gibson)

    04/22/2006 9:35:38 AM PDT · by oxcart · 53 replies · 2,468+ views
    Fox News ^ | 04/21/2006 | By John Gibson
    On Friday, the CIA busted one of its own and charged him — or her — with leaking classified information. While this guy or gal goes to jail, over at The Washington Post, reporter Dana Priest is still admiring the brand new Pulitzer Prize sitting on her mantle, for writing about what this very leaker told her: the secret prison story. It was last November when Priest published a story in The Washington Post that the U.S. was maintaining a secret array of prisons where American intelligence could interrogate Al Qaeda-types who had been captured on the field of battle...
  • Liberal Media Bias: WaPo's Dana Priest Declares "Bush's" WOT Over. (Terrorists Didn't Get the Memo)

    01/24/2009 6:07:23 PM PST · by EricTheRed_VocalMinority · 8 replies · 255+ views
    Vocal Minority ^ | 1/24/09 | EricTheRed_VocalMinority
    (Yeah, yeah, I know, Dana Priest is a female. But whoda thunk there are only images on the web of men with heads up their ass. Someone’s gonna have to get on that. That’s sexist!!!) Hear ye! Hear ye!Bush’s ‘War’ on Terror Comes to a Sudden End! Or at least so says the dangerously obtuse Dana Priest in yesterday’s Washington Post. That’s right, folks. Priest has declared: Ding-dong, the wicked witch is dead. George W. Bush is out of office, and so the “war” on genocidal jihadists that he and his neo-con cronies concocted, so that Dick Cheney can...
  • The War Inside

    06/17/2007 2:52:46 AM PDT · by FremontLives · 13 replies · 717+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 6/17/2007 | Dana Priest and Anne Hull
    Army Spec. Jeans Cruz helped capture Saddam Hussein. When he came home to the Bronx, important people called him a war hero and promised to help him start a new life. The mayor of New York, officials of his parents' home town in Puerto Rico, the borough president and other local dignitaries honored him with plaques and silk parade sashes. They handed him their business cards and urged him to phone. But a "black shadow" had followed Cruz home from Iraq, he confided to an Army counselor. He was hounded by recurring images of how war really was for him:...
  • Live Discussion With Post Staff Writer, Dana Priest (Gag Alert)

    04/19/2007 9:37:28 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 8 replies · 578+ views
    WashPost ^ | 4-19-07 | Dana Priest
    .. MD:.. I watched some of Tuesday's House testimony by former CIA analyst and head Bin Laden hunter Michael Scheuer on C-SPAN. *snip* .. he made a vitriolic attack on your work on the secret prisons story. His basic viewpoint could be summed up as "people are trying to kill Americans -- we have to kill those people and if innocents suffer along the way, tough." I did some Internet research and the guy seems to run with an odd mix of people -- including, a libertarian site that sees all war as a tool of state expansion. Yet...
  • Soldiers Face Neglect, Frustration At Army's Top Medical Facility

    02/17/2007 8:05:58 PM PST · by bnelson44 · 55 replies · 2,414+ views
    Wash Post ^ | February 18, 2007 | Dana Priest and Anne Hull
    Behind the door of Army Spec. Jeremy Duncan's room, part of the wall is torn and hangs in the air, weighted down with black mold. When the wounded combat engineer stands in his shower and looks up, he can see the bathtub on the floor above through a rotted hole. The entire building, constructed between the world wars, often smells like greasy carry-out. Signs of neglect are everywhere: mouse droppings, belly-up cockroaches, stained carpets, cheap mattresses. This is the world of Building 18, not the kind of place where Duncan expected to recover when he was evacuated to Walter Reed...
  • How a CIA Leaker Got Axed ('Gotcha!')

    10/13/2006 3:36:14 PM PDT · by voletti · 86 replies · 3,316+ views
    Time ^ | April 21, 2006 | Tim Berger
    A lie detector test helps trip up a CIA employee who was a source for press reports about the agency's secret overseas prisons. Just days after a Washington Post reporter won a Pulitzer prize for a story about secret CIA prisons, the Agency's Director, Porter Goss, Thursday fired a spook who admitted having been one of the sources for the story. A Government official told TIME that the fired officer admitted to conversations with the press after irregularities were spotted in a lie detector test. Soon after, Goss moved quickly to fire the individual. Goss spokeswoman Jennifer Millerwise Dyck would...
  • Bin Laden trail goes ‘stone cold’

    09/09/2006 8:22:44 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 48 replies · 1,726+ views
    Washington Post ^ | September 09, 2006 | Dana Priest and Ann Scott Tyson
    The clandestine U.S. commandos whose job is to capture or kill Osama bin Laden have not received a credible lead in more than two years. Nothing from the vast U.S. intelligence world — no tips from informants, no snippets from electronic intercepts, no points on any satellite image — has led them anywhere near the al-Qaeda leader, according to U.S. and Pakistani officials. "The handful of assets we have have given us nothing close to real-time intelligence" that could have led to his capture, said one counterterrorism official, who said the trail, despite the most extensive manhunt in U.S. history,...
  • Goodfellow’s Bedfellows: Who’s in Bed with the Washington Post

    07/04/2006 1:02:34 PM PDT · by Fedora · 85 replies · 8,567+ views
    Original FReeper research | 07/04/2006 | Fedora
    Goodfellow’s BedfellowsWho’s in Bed with the Washington PostBy Fedora Introduction I. A Radical Education: Boston University and Cambridge-Goddard II. Vietnam Roots: Indochina Resource Center A. Luce at International Voluntary Services B. Luce and Cornell’s Hanoi for Lunch Bunch C. Luce’s Tiger Cages and the Indochina Mobile Education Project D. Luce and Branfman: The COLIFAM Connection E. Luce, Branfman, Winter Soldier, and Project Air War F. The Indochina Resource Center: Branfman, Luce, and Goodfellow G. The IRC and the Indochina Peace Campaign: The Hayden-Fonda Link III. Post-Vietnam Transition: Campaign for a Democratic Foreign Policy and Coalition for a New Foreign and...
  • Weekend Talk Show *Preview* for 7/1 and 7/2/06 (not the live thread)

    06/30/2006 5:24:30 PM PDT · by Phsstpok · 41 replies · 1,115+ views
    Network and Cable News Networks | 6/30/06 | Network and Cable News
    Weekend Talk Show *Preview* for 7/1 and 7/2/06 (not the live thread)The main message is the Sunday Shows.  Message 1 will be the Saturday Shows and message 2 will be the show guest links post.  Then I'll post the ping list.ABC This Week (George Stephanopoulos) Meme: Bush was wrong on all the issues McCain is right onThe Supreme's smack down the Bushies (who cares if it endangers the country, it's NEWS!!!) Topics: Hamdan, Immigration, and Iraq Guests Senator John McCain, Republican - Arizona He's BAAAAACKMcCain's back and Georgie's got himIt's such a tragedy that President Bush didn't listen to Saint...
  • USA Today Reporter a Democratic Donor; Phone Company Demands Retraction ( Another Rathergate ? )

    05/19/2006 1:18:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 64 replies · 2,043+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | May 19, 2006 | Rich Noyes
    Leslie Cauley, the USA Today reporter who last week “broke” the news that three major U.S. telecommunications companies were assisting the National Security Agency in building a database to more easily track any communications by potential terrorists, is listed as a donor to former House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt... A search found a listing for "writer and journalist" Leslie Cauley, indicating she gave $2,000 to Gephardt on June 30, 2003, when Gephardt was running for the Democratic presidential nomination. And that seems not to be her only tie to Democratic politics ... Cauley's link to a Democratic campaign seems likely...
  • Fired Officer Believed CIA Lied To Congress

    05/14/2006 2:39:10 AM PDT · by YaYa123 · 29 replies · 1,316+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 14, 2006 | R. Jeffrey Smith
    A senior CIA official, meeting with Senate staff in a secure room of the Capitol last June, promised repeatedly that the agency did not violate or seek to violate an international treaty that bars cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment of detainees, during interrogations it conducted in the Middle East and elsewhere. But another CIA officer -- the agency's deputy inspector general, who for the previous year had been probing allegations of criminal mistreatment by the CIA and its contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan -- was startled to hear what she considered an outright falsehood, according to people familiar with her...
  • Exclusive: U.S. Acknowledges Secret CIA Flights, EU Says

    05/13/2006 4:03:50 PM PDT · by edpc · 20 replies · 819+ views ^ | May 12, 2006 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    The U.S. government acknowledged yesterday that the CIA operated "a very high number" of secret flights that stopped in Europe en route to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba according to members of the European Parliament visiting Washington, DC. A special commission has been investigating allegations that the CIA kidnapped and flew al-Qaida terror suspects to secret detention centers. A report preparer for the commission, Claudio Fava, said in Washington yesterday that State Department legal advisor John Bellinger acknowledged that some of the secret flights could have involved renditions. "Bellinger didn't deny there were a large number of CIA flights," Fava said. "That...
  • The Radical World of Dana Priest

    05/11/2006 12:15:55 PM PDT · by YaYa123 · 18 replies · 870+ views
    Sweetness and Light ^ | May 11, 2006 | Jennifer Verner
    In a National Public Radio interview just days after the Washington Post published her Pulitzer Prize winning article on the CIA’s "secret prisons," Dana Priest predicted that her work would cause "political embarrassment" for the Bush administration. Her prediction was not clairvoyance-based. The Washington Post released the article at a point of maximum impact—the eve of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s crucial visit to America’s European allies in the War on Terror. Priest’s shocking claims did more than embarrass the administration; they harmed America’s national security and intelligence gathering capabilities during a time of war. The allegations and insinuations of...
  • Brent Scowcroft Reporting (STILL) For Duty

    01/09/2005 3:10:49 PM PST · by TaxachusettsMan · 31 replies · 690+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | January 7, 2005 | Dana Priest and Robin Wright
    Scowcroft Skeptical Vote Will Stabilize Iraq Friend of Bush Family Joins Pessimists By Dana Priest and Robin Wright Washington Post Staff Writers Friday, January 7, 2005; Page A12 Brent Scowcroft, national security adviser for President George H.W. Bush and a leading figure in the U.S. foreign policy establishment, said yesterday that he has grown pessimistic about prospects for stability and democracy in Iraq, a view increasingly expressed by other foreign policy figures in both parties. "The Iraqi elections, rather than turning out to be a promising turning point, have the great potential for deepening the conflict," Scowcroft said. He said...
  • Democrats Target Pentagon Planning

    11/24/2003 3:19:36 PM PST · by Maria S · 8 replies · 581+ views
    Insight Magazine ^ | Nov. 24, 2003 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    The sordid tale now making the rounds in the "mainstream" press of a rogue Pentagon intelligence operation has all the elements of an urban legend: heavy breathing, a secret basement office "down by the ramp" and government officials who form a hidden alliance based on long-ago ties to an obscure but influential university guru. Only the work of a few good men with the courage to face up to this "cabal" - and a few crusader-journalists to help them - can make the demons scatter and scare the dark ones into the light. Or so the story goes on those...
  • The Fix-It Man Leaves, but The Agency's Cracks Remain

    05/06/2006 11:47:14 AM PDT · by Pikamax · 25 replies · 645+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 05/06/06 | Dana Priest
    The Fix-It Man Leaves, but The Agency's Cracks Remain By Dana Priest Washington Post Staff Writer Saturday, May 6, 2006; Page A01 Porter J. Goss was brought into the CIA to quell what the White House viewed as a partisan insurgency against the administration and to re-energize a spy service that failed to prevent the Sept. 11 attacks or accurately assess Iraq's weapons capability. But as he walked out the glass doors of Langley headquarters yesterday, Goss left behind an agency that current and former intelligence officials say is weaker operationally, with a workforce demoralized by an exodus of senior...
  • Power Grab By Ultra-Liberal Delusionists

    05/01/2006 11:30:03 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 7 replies · 286+ views ^ | 05/01/06 | AJStrata
    Warning, this is another of my looong posts! I have struggled with the title to this post because on the one hand we are seeing the exposure of coordinated effort by some extremely leftwing people suffering from Nirvana delusions working to use the media and courts to change the political direction of this country. The fact they need to lie and hide their intentions means they are smart enough to know the American people would have nothing to do with them if they came out and said what they truly think. But the policies they promote from their think...
  • Mary McCarthy's leftist ties

    05/01/2006 7:06:15 PM PDT · by Impeach98 · 47 replies · 1,472+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 04/ | Melanie Morgan
    ...Mary McCarthy's leftist ties The world can sometimes seem a bit upside down. Take for example [edit] the constant complaints by "journalists" at the big mainstream media outlets about their reputation for having a liberal bias. Then watch as the journalistic community awards Pulitzer Prizes to the Washington Post for undermining the detention of terrorists by the Bush administration. Or how about the New York Times for undermining the Bush-supported program that involves wiretapping of phone conversations by suspected terrorists. How did we get to the point where journalists are rewarded when they put American national security at risk?...
  • Dana Priest, No Evidence for Prize-Winning Story

    05/01/2006 6:09:44 AM PDT · by Coastal · 27 replies · 1,735+ views
    The National Ledger ^ | 05-01-06 | Cliff Kincaid
    Washington Post reporter Dana Priest won a Pulitzer Prize for a story about CIA “secret prisons” in Europe that cannot be confirmed and appears to be essentially false. This puts the paper in a very difficult position. It gave back one Pulitzer, a story about a child heroin addict by Janet Cooke, after it was exposed as a fraud. So far, the only evidence that the Priest story is true is her insistence that her secret sources were telling the truth. But Priest isn’t talking about the nature of those “sources” and whether fired CIA officer and John Kerry campaign...
  • Mr Dana Priest-Goodfellow's Political Connections

    04/30/2006 12:15:40 PM PDT · by Sam Hill · 42 replies · 1,236+ views
    Sweetness & Light ^ | April 30, 2006 | N/A
    Here is another informative schematic from Jennifer Verner: Readers are encouraged to Google the groups and individuals listed to find out just who William Goodfellow is, and what those "secret prison" articles penned by his wife Dana Priest are really all about.
  • Nominations Needed for Free Republic's Culture of Treason Media Awards

    04/28/2006 3:01:33 PM PDT · by kristinn · 36 replies · 1,881+ views
    Friday, April 28, 2006 | Kristinn
    Nominations are needed tonight for Free Republic's Culture of Treason Media Awards to be presented tomorrow night outside the White House Correspondents Dinner in Washington, D.C.The Culture of Treason Media Awards, aka the Benedict Arnolds, are to be awarded to those reporters and news outlets whose reporting has undermined the efforts by the United States to fight and win the war on terror.Nominations are needed by 11 p.m. tonight. Voting will start shortly after that and will end at 2:30 p.m. Saturday (tomorrow.)Some nominations to kick things off:Mark Knoller of CBS News for failing to report Cindy Sheehan's remarks calling...
  • Dana Priest Responds to Criticism of Secret Prisons Story

    04/28/2006 12:41:03 AM PDT · by ordi · 43 replies · 2,258+ views
    Editor and Publisher ^ | April 28,2006 | Ordi
    Dana Priest Responds to Criticism of Secret Prisons Story By E&P Staff Published: April 27, 2006 4:40 PM ET NEW YORK Ever since she earned a widely-expected Pulitzer Prize earlier this month for her Washington Post exclusive on CIA "secret prisons" in Europe, Dana Priest has been attacked by conservative commentators for supposedly turning classified information into a vehicle for undermining the war on terror. Bill Bennett, among others, not only said she did not deserve the Pulitzer, but should be brought up on charges and possibly sent to jail. Then she was drawn into the controversy surrounding fired CIA...
  • Mary McCarthy Found (with help from freeper friends)

    04/27/2006 1:40:49 AM PDT · by bessay · 54 replies · 2,672+ views
    Other Freepers ^ | 4/26/2006 | bessay
    It took n hour or two, but with the help of freepers Demlosers and Echo Talon, I had enough information to track down Mr. McCarthy. HE IS NOT THE LAWYER. Mr. McCarthy is a Landscape Architect and a member of the National Association of Landscape Architects. His website with picture is at Who says we don't check our facts?!
  • Who is Mary McCarthy's husband (Vanity)

    04/27/2006 12:01:24 AM PDT · by bessay · 17 replies · 968+ views
    self ^ | 4/26/2006 | bessay
    Who is Mary McCarthy's husband. Why hasn't he come up? We know he is named Michael J. McCarthy because of their political contributions. One candidate is Michael J. McCarthy, current Washington broadcast lawyer and former director of the National Association of Broadcasters. His bio is found at the link. Points of interest: Same name, same age as Mary (61), lives in washington, worked in Nixon whitehouse during Watergate era. I emailed him Tuesday to ask and haven't recieved a response. I challenge all interested Freepers to research this. If it is this guy, it could be big. He knows everybody...
  • Who is Mary McCarthy's husband (Vanity)

    04/27/2006 12:01:19 AM PDT · by bessay · 1 replies · 344+ views
    self ^ | 4/26/2006 | bessay
    Who is Mary McCarthy's husband. Why hasn't he come up? We know he is named Michael J. McCarthy because of their political contributions. One candidate is Michael J. McCarthy, current Washington broadcast lawyer and former director of the National Association of Broadcasters. His bio is found at the link. Points of interest: Same name, same age as Mary (61), lives in washington, worked in Nixon whitehouse during Watergate era. I emailed him Tuesday to ask and haven't recieved a response. I challenge all interested Freepers to research this. If it is this guy, it could be big. He knows everybody...
  • Treat the CIA Leaker Like Scooter Libby

    04/25/2006 4:31:21 AM PDT · by unionblue83 · 10 replies · 1,266+ views
    front page magazine ^ | 25 april 2006 | Christopher Hitchens
    If Mary O. McCarthy should ever be so desperate as to need a character witness, or to require one so badly that she must stoop to my level, I declare in advance that I shall step forward pro bono. I am quite willing to accept that whatever she did or did not do or say about the surreptitious incarceration of al-Qaida suspects overseas (and let's not prejudge this), she did it from the most exalted motives. I accept this because, however much of her hard-earned money she threw away on making a donation to the John Kerry presidential campaign, she...
  • Lucianne lands moonlighting Dana Priest

    04/26/2006 9:36:37 AM PDT · by ncountylee · 46 replies · 1,894+ views
    canadafreepress ^ | Judi McLeod
    Not much misses the eagle eye of Lucianne Goldberg, plain "Lucianne" or "Lucy" to a generation of up and coming Internet journalists. Having made her mark as a journalist, literary agent, radio presenter and as chief catalyst behind the one-woman run, the New York resident stands down to no one. The woman who once caught slippery fish Bill Clinton in her net by helping Linda Tripp tape-record Clinton’s mistress Monica Lewinsky, lands a lot of fish swimming in foreign ponds. Thanks to the perspicacious Lucianne comes the Dana Priest-William Goodfellow-Center for International Policy (CIP) connection. Washington Post National Security...
  • Flowchart For McCarthy-Priest-Goodfellow-Et Alia

    04/26/2006 10:18:17 AM PDT · by Sam Hill · 56 replies · 1,922+ views
    Sweetness & Light ^ | April 26, 2006 | N/A
    A flowchart, based on what we know to date, courtesy of FrontPage Magazine's Jennifer Verner: Of course these will need to be updated as more information surfaces.
  • Reporters and Investigations - There is no reason for delay in pursuing the CIA leak case

    04/25/2006 12:58:03 PM PDT · by NutCrackerBoy · 62 replies · 1,627+ views
    National Review Online ^ | April 25, 2006 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    National Review's Byron York sensibly asks: what are the next steps in the investigation into the intelligence community's leaking of classified information to the press, including the deeply sensitive detention arrangements for high-ranking al Qaeda captives (the so-called "black-site" prisons)? That disclosure profoundly harmed our nation's critical relationship with foreign intelligence services which have been assisting the war effort. In connection with the internal CIA end of that probe, one intelligence officer, Mary O. McCarthy, has been terminated for unauthorized contacts with members of the media, including the Washington Post's Dana Priest. It was Priest who reported the black-sites story...
  • Friend: CIA Officer Not Source on Prisons (and lawyered up)

    04/24/2006 11:46:21 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 61 replies · 1,830+ views
    AP/Yahoo News ^ | 4-25-06 | Katherine Shrader
    Excerpt:"She did not leak any classified information, and she did not have access to the information apparently attributed to her by some government officials," said Washington lawyer Ty Cobb, who is representing veteran CIA analyst Mary McCarthy. Government officials have linked her to the Post's story about the CIA's covert sites in Eastern Europe and elsewhere, used to hold terror suspects. The disclosure of the facilities caused an international clamor last fall because of the legal and ethical issues they raised. McCarthy was fired on Thursday for knowingly disclosing classified information. But Cobb said she hopes to find a way...
  • CIA agent fired for 'pattern of behavior'

    04/24/2006 8:26:36 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 66 replies · 1,603+ views
    CNN Washington Bureau ^ | 4-24-06 | David Ensor
    Investigation 'not over yet,' officials say WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A U.S. official told CNN on Monday that the CIA officer fired for leaking classified information was accused of a "pattern of behavior," including multiple contacts with more than one reporter. Sources also confirmed to CNN that the officer fired last Thursday is Mary O. McCarthy, who last worked in the CIA inspector general's office. "It's not just about one story, it's a pattern of activity," the official said. Officials said the investigation into leaking to Dana Priest of The Washington Post, and other journalists, is ongoing. "It is not over...
  • CIA Leaker & Reporter Have Partisan History Together (Mary McCarthy & Dana Priest)

    04/24/2006 4:44:35 PM PDT · by Impeach98 · 84 replies · 8,518+ views
    Move America Forward ^ | 04/24/2006 | Melanie Morgan
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 24, 2006 Contact: Robert Dixon [cell] (916) 441-6197 or email: CIA LEAKER MARY McCARTHY & WASH. POST’S DANA PRIEST HAVE PARTISAN HISTORY TOGETHER New Questions Arise About CIA Leaker & Washington Post Reporter’s Political Motivations (SAN FRANCISCO) – The nation’s largest pro-troop grassroots organization, Move America Forward (website: has uncovered new ties between disgraced CIA leaker, Mary McCarthy, and Washington Post reporter, Dana Priest. Priest was the reporter who received a Pulitzer Prize for reporting on classified information on the war on terrorism that CIA analyst Mary McCarthy leaked to her in...
  • America's Red Army (Excellent list of organizations who will defend Mary McCarthy now)

    04/23/2006 7:42:18 PM PDT · by YaYa123 · 17 replies · 1,007+ views ^ | 1 September 2004 | Jennifer Verner
    Now, it has another mission. Fenton has established a “war room” with CIP called The Iraq Policy Information Program (IPIP). Its main job is getting the anti-Bush foreign policy message out to the media and providing guests for talk shows. A featured speaker of the IPIP is former ambassador Joe Wilson, one of the Bush administration’s most vocal enemies. Like and Win Without War, the contact for the Iraq Policy Information Program is Fenton Communications. Win Without War also collects tax-deductible donations through CIP.
  • Mary McCarthy CIA Leak Scandal: Give Back the Tainted Pulitzers

    04/23/2006 1:25:44 PM PDT · by Coastal · 24 replies · 1,387+ views
    The National Ledger ^ | 4-23-06 | Cliff Kincaid
    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...
  • Covert Intelligence (Dana Priest's March Interview)

    04/22/2006 9:14:15 PM PDT · by demlosers · 19 replies · 714+ views
    Metro Active ^ | March 1-8, 2006 | Bill Forman
    Dana Priest, the former City on the Hill editor who went on to uncover the CIA's secret prison scandal, comes back to Santa Cruz Like many journalists, Dana Priest entered the field deeply imprinted with memories of investigative reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein breaking open the Watergate scandal and bringing down a presidency. But in subsequent decades, the image of the political press has devolved from watchdog to lapdog. Spinmeisters control the flow of information and blackball the few journalists who ask the wrong questions. Here in California, the outlook in recent years has been especially dismaying. Gary Webb,...
  • Dana Priest's Husband Gets Joe Wilson Media Gigs

    04/22/2006 3:22:34 PM PDT · by Sam Hill · 107 replies · 7,101+ views
    Sweetness & Light ^ | April 22, 2006 | N/A
    Pulitzer Prize winning Dana Priest is married to William Goodfellow. William Goodfellow is the Executive Director of the the Center for International Policy (CIP).Here is what Discover The Networks has to say about the Center For International Policy: Dana Priest on left.America’s Red ArmyOne of the most sophisticated of Fenton’s anti-war projects is the co-mingling of Win Without War and the Center for International Policy (CIP). Before 9/11, CIP, a Fenton Communications client, mainly acted as Fidel Castro’s greatest “think tank” ally. Much of its million-dollar budget was spent lobbying to end economic sanctions and travel restrictions against Cuba.Now, it...
  • CIA Fires Officer For Leaking Classified Information to Media

    04/21/2006 12:01:43 PM PDT · by Howlin · 2,826 replies · 80,789+ views
    Fox News ^ | April 21, 2006
    <p>No details, but the agent was caught dead to rights leaking....</p>
  • NBC: CIA officer fired after admitting leak- Name is Mary McCarthy

    04/21/2006 4:33:43 PM PDT · by dennisw · 177 replies · 5,325+ views
    msnbc ^ | Updated: 7:23 p.m. ET April 21, 2006 | Robert Windrem and Andrea Mitchell
    WASHINGTON - In a rare occurrence, the CIA fired an officer who acknowledged giving classified information to a reporter, NBC News learned Friday. The officer flunked a polygraph exam before being fired on Thursday and is now under investigation by the Justice Department, NBC has learned. Intelligence sources tell NBC News the accused officer, Mary McCarthy, worked in the CIA's inspector general's office and had worked for the National Security Council under the Clinton and and George W. Bush administrations. The leak pertained to stories on the CIA’s rumored secret prisons in Eastern Europe, sources told NBC. The information was...
  • Pulitzer Prizes For Treachery

    04/21/2006 3:25:12 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 37 replies · 1,123+ views
    Washington Times ^ | April 22, 2006 | Douglas MacKinnon
    The Pulitzer Prizes were just awarded, and once again, I was left off the winners list. Why? Why would the Pulitzer committee knowingly choose to undermine my self-esteem? As I wring my hands and wrack my obviously inferior brain, the answer hits me like a bolt out of a blue state. I didn't win, get nominated or even noticed because I didn't meet their very rigid criteria for selection. As simple and telling as that. And what exactly is the litmus test a writer has to pass before the Pulitzer committee deems his or her work acceptable? Well, as near...
  • Expect Journalistic Tongues to Loosen (Jack Kelly)

    03/06/2006 9:41:50 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 28 replies · 1,254+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 3-7-06 | Jack Kelly - Commentary
    March 7, 2006 Expect Journalistic Tongues to Loosen By Jack Kelly Journalists will be paying rapt attention when Steven Rosen and Keith Weissman go on trial next month for violation of the Espionage Act of 1917. Mr. Rosen and Mr. Weissman were officials of the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee. They received classified information from Lawrence Franklin, an analyst at the Department of Defense, which they passed on to an Israeli diplomat, and to journalists. They are the first private citizens ever to be prosecuted under the Espionage Act. Mr. Franklin pled guilty Jan. 20th and was sentenced to more than...
  • Dana Priest's Global Show-n-Tell {TREASON ALERT]

    12/30/2005 6:20:55 AM PST · by conservativecorner · 9 replies · 1,289+ views
    Powerline ^ | Dec. 30, 2005 | Scott Johnson
    Today's Washington Post page-one round-up disclosing a little new and summarizing a lot of previously reported "highly classified" national security information is by Dana Priest: "Covert CIA program withstands new furor." Here are the article's opening paragraphs: The effort President Bush authorized shortly after Sept. 11, 2001, to fight al Qaeda has grown into the largest CIA covert action program since the height of the Cold War, expanding in size and ambition despite a growing outcry at home and abroad over its clandestine tactics, according to former and current intelligence officials and congressional and administration sources. The broad-based effort, known...
  • Frist,Hastert Consider Prison Leak Probe

    11/08/2005 11:19:01 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 58 replies · 3,026+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 11/08/05 | ap - Washington
    WASHINGTON - Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist and House Speaker Dennis Hastert are circulating a draft letter calling for a congressional leak investigation into the disclosure of secret U.S. interrogation centers abroad. The Washington Post reported Nov. 2 on the existence of secret U.S. prisons in Eastern Europe for terrorism suspects. The Bush administration has neither confirmed nor denied that report. "If accurate, such an egregious disclosure could have long-term and far-reaching damaging and dangerous consequences, and will imperil our efforts to protect the American people and our homeland from terrorist attacks," stated the draft. The Associated Press obtained a...
  • How many innocent people will die because of the recent Washington Post revelations?

    11/05/2005 6:54:54 AM PST · by KCRW · 69 replies · 2,372+ views
    NRO ^ | 11/04/2005 | William Bennett
    Item: Dana Priest of the Washington Post writes a front-page story on Wednesday headlined, CIA Holds Terror Suspects in Secret Prisons. Pay close attention to the second sentence of the story: "The secret facility is part of a covert prison system set up by the CIA nearly four years ago that at various times has included sites in eight countries, including Thailand, Afghanistan and several democracies in Eastern Europe, as well as a small center at the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba, according to current and former intelligence officials and diplomats from three continents." "Secret"! "Covert"! So after the press...
  • IN THE BALANCE..Legal and Health and Safety Implications of Terrorist Threats (TOO RICH!!)

    08/10/2005 11:10:40 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 12 replies · 538+ views
    Fred Friendly Seminars Presents IN THE BALANCE, a Provocative Look at the Social, Political, Economic, Legal and Health and Safety Implications of Terrorist Threats - Wednesday August 3, 12:42 pm ET Programs To Air During National Preparedness Month In September Presented on PBS by Thirteen/WNET New York NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 3, 2005-- A videotape claiming that a terrorist attack will happen at a shopping mall in the next few days is sent to a major national news organization. How does the organization respond? On the one hand, this is an exclusive news event; on the other, it's a potential national...
  • Washington Post Tortures Its Readers

    03/18/2005 3:43:32 PM PST · by Coastal · 4 replies · 427+ views
    The National Ledger ^ | March 18, 2005 | Cliff Kincaid
    Human Rights First, a group of lawyers working with the ACLU on behalf of prisoners in the global War on Terror, gives the term “ambulance chaser” a bad name. Its website features a place where people can click and contact a lawyer “if you or your family member was subjected to abuse in Iraq or Afghanistan?” It’s not clear how the stories of abuse are documented but we do know that one client is identified as simply “Ali H.” and doesn’t use his full name because he “fears for his safety.” Their stories, which are shocking if true, are all...
  • Post gets it all wrong in Page One headline

    10/09/2004 4:29:59 AM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 11 replies · 843+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | October 9, 2004 | Joyce Howard Price
    The Washington Post yesterday said a quotation used in its lead Page One headline in Thursday's paper -- that the United States got it "almost all wrong" about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq -- was not new and was incorrectly attributed to the chief U.S. weapons inspector in Iraq. In an article on Thursday, The Post identified Charles A. Duelfer, whom the Bush administration picked to complete a U.S. investigation of Iraq's weapons programs, as the source of that remark. The dispatch by Dana Priest and Walter Pincus reported that Mr. Duelfer, chairman of the CIA's Iraq Survey Group,...