Nov 21, 2005

Don't Get Me Wrong...

I love the free press in America and even the Washington Post, in spite of Bob Woodward's continuing lies. Let's see at 9PM EST tonight on CNN if he finally gets his story straight although Larry is the king at lobbing softball questions.Murtha Maureen Dowd

IMHO, staff writer Peter Slevin should win a Pulitzer Prize for this gem on me. It has to be some sort of record for both accuracy and brevity. Zarqawi OSM “David Brooks”


Anonymous Anonymous said...


It would be a hoot to see Woodward's face if you called in to the show and helped him refresh his memory.

2:19 PM  
Anonymous Deep Shit said...

Just a few pointers as to Woodward's biggest, and most obvious, lies that the Washington Post refuses to even address:

Woodward was afraid of Patrick Fitzgerald, afraid of being jailed, afraid of being subpoenaed. Woodward was leaked the Plame info in June 2003. Fitzgerald wasn't hired until December 2003. So his fear of Fitzgerald doesn't explain why he didn't tell his editor about the leak from June to December when Fitzgerald didn't even exist.

Woodward says journalists were getting subpoenaed and that scared him. Well, journalists weren't getting subpoenaed until May of 2004. So what's Woodward's excuse for not coming clean to his editors from June 2003 until May 2004?

Woodward claims he told Post colleague Walter Pincus about the leak. But why would Woodward tell Pincus if he was afraid of being subpoenaed, and thus wouldn't even tell his own editor? Not to mention, Pincus says this is absolutely untrue, Woodward never told him anything. So which Washington Post journalist is lying, Pincus or Woodward?

If Woodward was so afraid of Fitzgerald, then why did Woodward publicly take Fitzgerald on for two years? Hardly the moves of someone who's mortally afraid of catching Fitzgerald's interest.

If Woodward was afraid of being jailed, then why did he offer, this past July on Larry King, to be jailed instead of Judith Miller? And if he no longer was afraid to be jailed or targeted by Fitzgerald at that point, then why didn't he come clean to his editor then?

Woodward would like us to believe that he, the guy who kept Deep Throat's identity secret for over three decades, the guy who took down Richard Nixon of all people, was now mortally afraid of some government bureaucrat trying to force him to divulge a source?

4:06 PM  
Anonymous Matchmaker said...

Hey, I've got a girl for you, PJ. Right under your nose:

5:04 PM  
Blogger bluewild said...

I think 'deep shit' should call into the Larry King program with some of these questions.

I'd like to know how many meetings HE had with Cheney, and when those meetings first began...but he'd probably lie. They all lie and mix it with half truths ...wait a minute...isn't that what their enemy SATAN does?

5:24 PM  
Blogger bluewild said...

Oh, regarding that article - Hey it sells! Aren't the newspapers trying to get more subscribers?
I think they've got something here....And it would cut down on paper costs

5:49 PM  
Anonymous Up in Michigan said...

I write headlines and, since I never get my name in the paper like those whiny reporters, I have to comfort myself with the knowledge that most of the people read ONLY the headlines. Thus, in my eyes, this story is perfect. (Well, could have left off the whiny reporter's byline, but perfect other than that.)

6:16 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Lets see Woodward broke the biggest policial case in my time with Watergate and he had no problem staying strong for justice even with the plummers. Now the little angle Fitz scares him and he's afraid to tell the truth. If anybody believes that then you believe in the Easter Bunny, Peter Pan and Donald (Rummy) Duck. The man is so deep in this mess he can't get out.

12:19 AM  
Anonymous Trittydi - Chicago area said...

And who cares what a crappy paper like the Chicago Tribune has to say?

No one in this house certainly ....

1:41 AM  
Anonymous Trittydi - Chicago area said...

clarification -
reference to Chicago Tribune relates to their editorial - quoted in the article.

1:42 AM  

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