Monday, July 11, 2005

Rove and Plame or Another Story the Media Chooses to Ignore

Okay, I'm going to spout about this for a sec just because it's important and it's being ignored so to speak. Sure Judith Miller went to jail for not admitting who in the White House revealed the identities of Joe Wilson and Valerie Plame, BUT we just found out this week that Karl Rove(yes the Karl Rove, Bush's personal thinktank) was one of the White House officials that used mention of Valerie Plame as a way to counter attack Joseph Wilson's statements about intelligence under the Bush administration. So the press is all over this right? Bush's number two guy is revealing state secrets to the press, he should be raked over the coals right? Nope, he's being protected from up on high by the prince of darkness, or in this case, Scott McClellan, everybody's favorite White House correspondant. Check out the press gaggles and you can watch Scottie jump through hoop after hoop to ensure that no statement from the White House reflects anything pertaining to the truth about Rove's involvement, OR his direct statements against those charges not so many weeks ago. So they lied about Rove's involvement and now that his involvement is definate, they are keeping a tight lid on the subject. This is one of those moments when I really wish just one or two BBC reporters could be present at the White House press briefing. Just to scare this piss out of these assholes.
UPDATE: I just thought I'd note here for posterity that it's Matt Cooper who was the journalist that admitted that Karl Rove told him of Plame's identity. Statements to the counter are that Rove never really mentioned Plame's name, but on that(which has been somewhat disproven by quotes) saying "Joseph Wilson's wife" is no less than saying "Valerie Plame".

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