Jan 20, 2007

Does Anyone Else Hear..?

that loud sucking sound coming from the Wall Street Journal?

The Libby Injustice
A political dispute whose "crime" was solved a long time ago

The Libby prosecution: a personal grudge?

"Fitzgerald may be like some prosecutors of the past who, when unable to pursue a straight-line path to a prosecution, go for a more circuitous route to a conviction. Nailing Al Capone on tax evasion when his other criminality could not be successfully prosecuted, to name a case with Chicago history to it.

One might also note that Fitzgerald is reported to be married to his job. No wife and kids, and an utterly workaholic-like devotion to his job. The courtroom attracts lawyers with a competitive streak, and it strikes me as quite likely that a very big catch like Rich, offering the possibility of going after even bigger catches if ever in custody, must have been a very tough loss.

The Fitzgerald prosecution of Libby is so flawed that one must wonder why it was ever pursued." <
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I hear that sound often from the American Thunker too. ;)

20 Comments:

Anonymous t said...

Funny you should mention them. They got an earful from me this week for their tragically untruthful reporting style. I guess when the economy falls and war comes to America, they can stand there scratching their heads and wonder what their own contribution was...

11:29 AM  
Anonymous t said...

WSJ-He had no evident reason to lie to the grand jury.

OK...then why did he? ARG!!

I had to laugh when my stupid rep quoted to me from the WSJ-I then had to explain to him how to read and interpret propaganda...and now he wants to "work with me" since he nearly got beat in 06.

He is now aware the "president may have broken some laws concerning the war and NSA" YA think? No I don't like the WSJ-if I had a bird, it would be his cage liner lol

11:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm quoting you in what you said earlier last year about the WSJ.
"Sorry I don't read rags".

WSJ is just another asswipe....

12:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, my god ....

How embarrassed they will be to have published that.

1:00 PM  
Anonymous nerdgirl said...

For his heart was in his work, and the heart giveth grace unto every art.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

1:03 PM  
Anonymous drruth said...

Patrick you must study -it is goot to study, make you vell-rounded student

A thought often makes us hotter than a fire.~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

1:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Morning/Afternoon Everyone!

Happy Saturday!! :)

Well, some folks can't see the forest...for the trees!

The truth will come out in the Libby trial and some people will be embarassed and/or ashamed! hehe

Have a great weekend everyone! :D

1:07 PM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

I'm sure the WSJ was one of many voices saying that Bad Boy Willy's
lying under oath was grounds for impeachment. I guess "lying under oath" qualifies as a term by interpretation.....sort of like Gonzo's interpretation of

Bill of Rights
Fifth Amendment
Habeous Corpus...

...you know, the Republican way!

1:14 PM  
Anonymous Al Gore said...

Fitz,

I know you have your heart set on a Fitz and Spitz '08 Justice for America ticket, but I was wondering if you might settle as my running and the V.P. slot?

1:27 PM  
Anonymous Hillary said...

Back off, Al! Step away from the prosecutor, he's mine.

1:38 PM  
Anonymous Joe Biden said...

I would be happy to be any of your running mates since I have only been running in hopes of becoming Sec. of State.

1:39 PM  
Anonymous Dubya said...

Final offer, Fitz.

Step back from the light and come back to the dark side!

Drop the charges now and you're the next Supreme Court Justice.

Go forward with the trial and Fredo types up your pink slip as fast as I can say weapons of mass destruction three times really fast while chewing gum.

*ouch* I bit my tongue!

1:47 PM  
Blogger Nan said...

Dang - even given the WSJ's ideological bent, you'd think the facts of this case already in the public domain would temper their editorializing somewhat! Think they'll ever fess up to embarrassment though? Nah! That's like expecting some of the right-wing bloggers to own up to their blatant inaccuracies and worse.

Just wanted to alert JBers to continued analysis in the comments of emptywheel's Parsing Libby post and a new post on the Mitchell notes flip-flop over at The Next Hurrah.

Enjoy!

Nan

2:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's Anon day!

2:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i don't read it either .......

if there is truth to their tale, if revenve is Fitz's motive

revenge is sweet and to the wall street j

blab blab blab but next times

YOU get the facts

2:49 PM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

That loud sucking sound seems to be pervasive in DC these days...at meida outlets, the WH, parts of Congress, and some bloggers.

BushCo has been a cash cow for Wall Street...they do a lot of sucking.

3:18 PM  
Anonymous naschkatze said...

Will somebody tell me if there is something wrong with my analytical reasoning? Just because Armitage may have told Fitzgerald that he was the leaker, does that mean that Fitzgerald should have just rolled over and played dead? O.K., case closed, Armitage admitted that he was the only leaker. I will just accept that as the truth and not look any further for any other party's involvement or for signs of a conspiracy. The WSJ, and all the rest of the elite eastern media for that matter, thinks all the rest of the country is made up of us poor dumb fuckers who can't think.

4:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't care much for Armitage but it doesn't seem he lied about the leak if he went to Fitzgerald straight up. Now Libby made a choice to tell tall tales, apparently more than once.

The President should have cleared the mess up from the get-go if they weren't trying to hide anything. Why all the blathering about firing the leaker, why the note to Snotty Scotty from Irve for the press? Liars try and cover their asses, like getting their whores of the MSM to write op-eds for them.

Why does the WSJ write lies?

4:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Wall Street Journal and The National Enquirer.

Two peas in a pod.

4:54 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Now we know the only way to win a case for a guilty man is attack the personal life of the Prosecutor. Thank goodness our system of justice only deals with the facts. So the article should read how long will Libby's sentence be for the crimes he committed.

10:44 PM  

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