14 July 2005

Bush Operative Commits Felony to Punish Whistleblower

That is what the headline should have read over the story Judy Miller didn't write after being whispered the Plame leak. Of course, she's not protecting a "source", she's protecting "access".
Judy, Karl Rove ain't no "source." A confidential source -- and I've worked with many -- is an insider ready to put himself on the line to blow the whistle on an official lie or hidden danger. I would protect a source's name with my life and fortune as would any journalist who's not a craven jerk (the Managing Editor of Time Magazine comes to mind).

But the weasel who whispered "Valerie Plame" in Miller's ear was no source. Whether it was Karl Rove or some other Rove-tron inside the Bush regime (and no one outside Bush's band would have had this information), this was an official using his official info to commit a crime for the sole purpose of punishing a REAL whistleblower, Joseph Wilson, Plame's husband, for questioning our President's mythological premise for war in Iraq.

Access to official sources and celebratory praise has infected the ranks of the mainstream media.

The great poison in the corpus of American journalism is the lust for tidbits of supposedly "inside" information which is more often than not inside misinformation parading as hot news.

And thus we have Miller sucking on the steaming sewage pipe of White House lies about Iraq and spitting it out in the pages of The Times as "investigative reporting," for which The Times has apologized. Likewise, we had the embarrassment of Bob Woodward's special access to the Oval Office after the September 11 attacks when Woodward reported the exclusive news that the President was a flawless commander in chief in the war on terror -- for which Woodward has yet to apologize.

While reporting from the Potemkin village of decision-making set up for him at the White House, Woodward missed the real story that, in the words of the Downing Street memo, our leaders were losing track of Osama while they spent their time "fixing the intelligence" on Iraq. Even if Woodward learned of it, would he have reported it at the risk of losing his access to evil?



Comments

Unbelievable!!!! For one, President Bush wraps himself around the American flag; claims to stand for everything that is good in American, yet his actions state something completely different, dark and evil. He decides to stand by Carl Rove. What a disgrace!!!! Bush Jr. is not a man. Bush Jr. cares for no else, except of course his little circle of greedy pigs. If he doesn’t care about the lives of people who serve this country honorable, like Joseph and Valerie Wilson, he sure as hell doesn’t care about the lives of regular people like my brother who currently serves in the military or people like me. We are all dispensable in his book!!!!

Once again it is proven; Republicans are all a sham. In 1991, President George H.W. Bush called Joseph Wilson a “TRUE AMERICAN HERO.” Why?????? Maybe it’s for helping save the lives of many American individuals whom were stuck in Kuwait and Iraq prior to Desert Storm. Joseph Wilson put own his life on the line, which is more than I can say for that ugly beetle juice looking thing called, Carl Rove. He stood up to Saddam as acting Ambassador in Baghdad and prevented the possibility of using American hostages as human shields against U.S. bombings. What does he get in return??? The outing of his wife’s name!!!! People are starting to wake up and realize what many of us knew long ago. The current administration is dishonest and corrupt.

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