Sweetness & Light, one of my favorite blogs, has some very astute comments on Bob Woodward's coming forward to put the lie to Patrick Fitzgerald's statement that Libby was the first official to "out" the non—covert CIA desk Jockey Valerie Plame:
...note how the Washington Post sat on this story so the Libby indictment could get as much play as possible. They wanted to make sure that crime against humanity got good and fixed in the mind of the populace.
During the weeks the WP knew about Woodward's involvement, how many articles did they run suggesting Rove might still be at risk of indictment?
Also note that Bob Woodward, the Patron Saint of Journalism, was only too happy to keep his capacious yap zipped and aid in the commission of a crime — and a travesty of justice.
For we would have never heard anything about this if Woodward hadn't been ratted out by a "third party." In fact, it was probably the (purported) administration official who brought this to Fitzgerald's befuddled attention.
But that is the joy of our one party media. They believe it is their job to decide who should run the government, to un—elect the people that we, the citizenry, have so stupidly voted in.
The news media can't be bothered with the mundane nuisance of actually reporting information, even on a matter they claim is so vital to the future of the Republic.
Hell, our guardians in the watchdog press are even happy to withhold evidence in the commission of what they insist is a major crime — as long as they think it will hurt Republicans. They feel it is their sacred duty.
And death to anyone who cooperates with the prosecutor if it might help a member of the evil GOP. (Cf. the Judith Miller story.)
And speaking of our champions of truth and justice, let's see how long it will be before the non—partisan "junkyard dog" Fitzgerald indicts Clinton stooge Walter Pincus for perjury.
I'm guessing it will occur the day after doomsday. As my grandmother used to say, Fitzgerald knows which side of the bread his butter is on.
Thomas Lifson 11 17 05