TPM Does the Plame-Outing Story

Near-continual updates from Joshua Micah Marshall of Talking Points Memo over the last few days regarding the outing-Joseph-Wilson’s-wife story. Especially interesting items so far have been: The Washington Post continues to own Wilsongate (in which he talks about yesterday’s WaPo article that confirmed that stuff is going on in the White House behind the scenes, as the Bush people try to contain the growing scandal), Gagglepalooza from this morning, in which he quotes at length from Scott McClellan’s daily White House press briefing this morning, at which it was definitely blood-in-the-water time, from the sound of it, and A couple more issues to watch, in which he points out how this has the potential to cut the heart out of Bush’s claims to be standing tall in terms of protecting us from the threat of WMD proliferation.

All I can say is, wow. And Janus: I’m trying very, very hard not to use the “g”-suffix.

One Response to “TPM Does the Plame-Outing Story”

  1. blahblah Says:

    CNN reports that Novak is now changing

    his story.

    Now he says he was NOT called by WH admin and

    goes on to state, “there is no great crime here.”

    I beg to differ. I would also say that Novak

    is guilty of being a co-conspirator of this leak (as no other reporter would publish this info)

    and even go as far to say that what he did

    borders on treason. Of course he intends to hide

    behind the 1st Amendment and refuse to reveal

    his source(s).

    BUT, there may be at least 5 or 6 other

    reporters that were also contacted. Certainly,

    it can’t be very hard to figure out who

    else was called. Wilson even mentions one of

    them. Maybe those six reporters now hold

    the keys to the next presidential election.

    They all now hold extremely valuable info which they could use in nefarious ways (ie, blackmail, etc). It appears that Novak has no ethical problem

    with protecting the identities of criminals, but

    what about the other 5 parties who also received the ‘call’.

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