Nov 16, 2005

Hush Little Baby...

don't you say a word about National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley revealing to you that Valerie Plame was a CIA agent. I knew it, now you know that I knew you knew it, and that was why I invited you to testify, under oath.

It's OK, crying like you did during your two hours of testimony on Monday. Testifying under oath can be scary, but it is now clear to everyone that you only look out for number one, lack integrity and are highly overrated as a journalist watchdog of the people.

Even though Bob Woodward apologized to his editor today for lying to him, he still owes the American people an apology for attempting to withhold critically important information from me and the Grand Jury.
He says he was "afraid," but that didn't stop him from going on TV where he criticized my investigation, called me a "junkyard dog prosecutor," outright lied to Larry King and deliberately misled the American people about his knowledge and involvement in the affair.

Bob, Bob, Bob, Bob...Bob! You have just been grouped into a category of disgraced journalists that currently includes Judy Miller, Jayson Blair, Bob Greene, Janet Cooke and others.

What a shame, many people have been remarking that they have seen you slowly change over the past few years so I guess we shouldn't say it is any surprise. In this case, "principle" and fear should yield to the need to protect covert agents who are serving our country. They are also are due an apology from YOU.

No wonder Bernstein broke up with you. What is your "Plan of Attack" now, smart guy?


Anonymous Bob Woodward said...

Patrick you have gone too far.

I may have witheld testimony out of fear, but I would never, ever mispell "afraid."


2:26 PM  
Blogger bluewild said...

Touche! How profoundly he has compromised himself.

2:28 PM  
Blogger bluewild said...

I was talking about Woodward. I did notice the spelling though"affraid". I thought maybe it was Klingon.

2:29 PM  
Blogger Patrick J. Fitzgerald said...

Bob, I am from Flatbush and we don't give a flying bleep about how to spell that word because it never applies to us.

2:32 PM  
Blogger bluewild said...

Touche again, Pat!

He had said on Larry King he would have been the first in line to share Judy Miller's sentence to protect journalism blah blah blah. What a hypocrite! The reason he withheld was because he was afraid of you and going to jail. he's a cad, a coward, a wimp, and a liar.

2:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Woodward should be ashamed. He was afraid that you would call him in to testify? Please... With Woodward's experience from the Watergate scandal, he should have known better to withhold information from you. I believe that there are more people that on your list or not on your list that "withholding information." By Woodward withholding crucial info, he is hurting the Americsan people to know the truth and putting the integrity of journalism on attack.

3:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw Woodward getting shit faced and crying into his drink at Cafe Milano on Monday night. Too sad. :(

3:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait a minute, people. I think we might have bigger fish to fry. Our beloved prosecutor's name has come up in conjunction with People magazine's "Sexiest Men" edition.

Brains, ethics and truth are very, very sexy. Woodward, needless to say, is not on the list.

3:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So Bob Woodward has been withholding relevant information from a federal prosecutor for 2 years. A federal prosecutor who has been investigating... a... criminal.... case... for... 2... years.

Woodward kept his mouth shut, not telling the prosecutor what he knew about the case for 2 years, while Judith Miller went to jail

Both Woodward and Miller are shamelessly ambitious fame whores who shilled for this administration in order to enhance their own professional standing, but at least Miller went to prison. Woodward has been sitting pretty these past 2 years, releasing books about Iraq and about Deep Throat and waxing philosophical on the Plame investigation on television, all the while withholding information that was relevent to the investigation.

What a piece of shit.

I wish you would charge him with something, but contrary to what people are saying about you being hardnosed, I think you are pretty lenient. You could have charged Judith Miller with perjury and obstruction of justice, but you didn't.

4:07 PM  
Blogger Kit Neill said...

Woodward long ago became a mouthpiece. It's not fear of jail that kept him silent, it was fear of irrelevancy.

Doesn't he know you get what you fear most?

4:38 PM  
Anonymous Stephen Hadley said...

Patrick these allegations are scandalous!

You cannot go putting up rumors on a website and not expect there to be consequences.

I wouldn't lie to Bob Woodward even to get his daughter into bed.

His granddaughter, maybe.

4:39 PM  
Anonymous Un-cool Nerd said...

Ya'll remind me of the "cool" kids in high school: making fun of other people while you pretend to be someone your not.

4:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like President Bush, Jenna?

4:57 PM  
Anonymous AlamocityBlueDawg said...

Ahem...Nerd...errr..Jenna... that you've shared that moment of reflection and your issues of self hate, may we move on?

As for Bobby, if he still had a soul he should be ashamed. The best we can hope for is his credibility becomes thoroughly microprobed...both in the courtroom and in the court of public opinion.
I would'nt bet that breaking Watergate a generation ago gives one a lifetime pass, yet obviously Bob disagrees.

5:53 PM  
Anonymous Up in MIchigan said...

This all breaks my heart. I'm a journalist. Bob Woodward is an icon. That he's afraid of a subpoena (with cuddly Fitzie!) is beyond my scope. I shoulda gone to law school. Sad day in newsrooms around the country.

6:47 PM  
Anonymous The Rock said...

Do you smell what the Fitz is cooking?

It sure smells like criminal conspiracy to me!

From Americablog -

1. We find out that a senior White House official leaked to Bob Woodward the name and CIA status of Valerie Plame.

The newspaper reported that Woodward told Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald, who is investigating the leak of Plame's identity, that the official talked to him about Plame in mid-June 2003.

2. That official is not Libby.
Woodward and editors at the Post refused to identify the official to reporters other than to say it was not Libby.

3. That official is not Rove (if you believe his spokesman).
Mark Corallo, a spokesman for Karl Rove's legal team, said Rove was not the official who talked to Woodward.

4. That means YET ANOTHER senior administration official - a THIRD official - was running around town leaking Valerie Plame's identity and CIA status.

6:53 PM  
Blogger Contessa37 said...

Never trust a journalist. They think they all can save the frickin world. All of them are nothing but elitist. I am so glad I have changed my major from journalism to Government & Politics and paralegal studies when I was at Univ of Maryland.

7:29 PM  
Anonymous Jackie said...

Oh how the mighty have fallen. Notice for any journalist who are honest,trustworthy and not on Bush payroll please apply.

9:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think up in michigan needs a long cold shower.
Definitely getting overheated...

9:27 PM  
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9:47 PM  

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