8:19 PM 10/28/2005
I was just watching "NOW" on PBS, Maria Hinojosa asked Matt Cooper why he didn't come forward when he heard Scott McLellan state emphatically, that he 'knew' that Scooter Libby and Karl Rove were not involved in leaking Valerie Plame's identity.
Matt Cooper said something that I took to mean 'protecting my source is more important than telling the truth to my readers' (and the American people). He might refute that assessment, but he's WRONG.
And Cooper's claim that he didn't know that what he was being told was against the law.....C'mon Cooper, you're not a rookie journalist, and you're not stupid.
Gee, that's what we need more of, reporters who feel that their main obligation is to the confidentiality of their source and not to the truth and their readers.
I might agree with that if their source is a 'whistle-blower' who's job and whole future could be in jeopardy, but not when they know that their 'source' (who's a top level administration official working for the Vice President) is just dishing dirt.
Kinda gives a new meaning to 'Vice' President's office doesn't it?
Q: How many other reporters willingly 'report' sleazy gossip they know isn't true?
A: TOO many....., and believe it or not, they're not all working at Fox/Fake News.
All you have to do is go to the Media Matters for America web site. Every day there are examples of [at best] crappy reporting, and [at worst] examples of DELIBERATE deception.
Some of us call them LIES.
Now someone please tell me, why there's a law against government officials exposing the identity of a CIA undercover operative, but it OK for a "journalist" (and I'm using that term VERY loosely) like Robert Novak to write about it in the newspaper?
By all rights Novak should have reported the fact that he was 'given' this information, and not the information itself. At least Matt Cooper did that.
But of course Novak is part of the 'Liars Club'. Like so many in that club*, their 'reporting' has nothing to do with the truth, and everything to do with spreading the propaganda their friends in the administration spoon feed them. And when called on, being the apologists for the administration.
Now we know Karl Rove also 'leaked' the same thing.
Why the hell isn't HE being indicted?
Is it not common knowledge that he also leaked the information?
Speaking of Karl, I'm betting that his statement to the press about how great a day Friday was, and how he's going to have a 'great weekend' is meant to be a finger in the eye of his detractors. Especially those who were expecting him to be indicted today.
I guess that Karl isn't bothered by the fact that today, for the first time in over a HUNDRED years, an indictment has been brought against a current administration official?
He's probably saying to himself "as long as it's not ME"....
I'm thinking that the reasoning behind Rove's statement is similar to Tom Delay's 'smiling' mug shot. And they're both pathetic.
All it says to me is that he's a pathetic, evil man whom I'm positive will get his justice not from a court
of law (not yet at least), but from a higher power of justice, be it during his life or after.
I believe in the power of Karma, but it can take so damn long, and many times it's not visible to others.
Sometimes I wish that there was a real person like the character Steven Segal played in "Above the Law" to bring sleazeballs like Rove some 'Instant Karma'.....and you can take THAT to the bank!
I wish that I was more enlightened than that, but I'm working on it.
He's already known to most Americans as a corrupt sleaze merchant, and he knows that.
Maybe he's in deep denial about how evil he is, and then again, maybe he knows EXACTLY how evil he is and doesn't care. Maybe he revels in it. Maybe he works really hard at being as dirty and nasty as he has to be to achieve his goals. Does that sound anything like a fictional movie character Michael Douglas portrayed maybe?
I can hear Karl now, talking to a group of like-minded evil-doers, "sleaze is GOOD".........
*Like Limbaugh, Hannity, O'Reilly, and basically all the reporters at Fox......[pardon me while I choke the bile back] News.