Apr 26, 2006

Have You Noticed...

that today's best and brightest young journalists and pundits are on the Internet?

The old school "MSM" can't keep up with the fast breaking events, accurate reporting and insightful commentary from people like: Jason Leopold at Truthout, Larisa at Raw Story, Christy and Jane at Firedoglake, John Aravosis at Americablog and Ariana and her posse at the Huffington Post.

I am not an expert on the topic, but have noticed that the large corporate news organizations like CNN, the Washington Post and of course, the New York Times, are not only lazy in their reporting and sloppy with the facts, but seemingly trip all over themselves trying to accomodate the endless spin of lies spewed by the lawyers representing the targets of my investigation.

I am almost certain that if the MSM had been doing its job during the events that led up to the invasion in Iraq that the world would be a much more peaceful and safer place today.

"In connection with this appearance, the Special Counsel has advised Mr. Rove that he is not a target of the investigation. Mr. Fitzgerald has affirmed that he has made no decision concerning charges.” - Karl Rove's attorney - Robert Luskin

That does not mean Rove did not receive a target letter about his previous testimonies. Anyone?

Rove and Fitzgerald: A Recap at Firedoglake


Blogger airJackie said...

Jason is good but I noticed that the name Patrick J. Fitzgerald is on the mind of alot of people today. Good or bad they know your in the house. I looked at those web sites but I'll wait for those few words Karl Rove is indicted by the grand jury. Thats the only people that count right now. These media stations can spin but they don't get to make the decision. I wonder how Snow will keep the press pool in check. He just better say your name right.

9:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


The only source for news I trust, is either cloak and dagger, your blog Fitz, and waynemadsenreport.

RAWSTORY is third on my list!

The old 'tired mainstream corrupt media is going down in flames or should I say....plames!!!!!


9:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PS: Get the indictments out asap!

The corporate shill straussian media could not inform a dead burned out shoe, if it dropped on their head!

9:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The MSM is so over...yesterdays news> I agree with the above.

People want real news and people I talk to who are not online know they are being lied to by the MSM and are very angry about that.

Some progressives are printing blog pages for neighbors going door to door. How much worse can the MSM get? No shame and no pride.

9:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another misleading statement, like if he got a letter his attorney's would admit it. It's all been about hiding the truth from day one so why should we expect anything else from this group now. They have themselves so convinced that they can get by with anything that they don't care. Keep up the good work and keep the pressure on. Looking forward to future news on this.

9:42 PM  
Blogger Suzie-Q (S-Q) said...

No, his attorney didn't say that he didn't get a target letter..just side-stepping the issue. It's called "porcupine"..

10:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been checking in on your blog often enough to catch this right away. I saw it on TV: "Rove not a target of investigation." I looked right at my Bush-loving brother and said with complete confidence: "Oh yes he iiis."

I admire your work and your attitude Mr. Fitzgerald.

To the Truth, and nothing but the Truth.

Matt Mullen

10:16 PM  
Blogger SP Biloxi said...

Jason once again does a very good job on his latest article."Rove not a target of investigation." Yeah right. To the media who are brought and paid for by Gerbil and company, of course Rove is not a target! But, to the bloggers and Fitz and team: Rove is the target. In fact, he will be indicted! Next on bat: Darth Cheney!

10:24 PM  
Blogger Suzie-Q (S-Q) said...

When do you think Rove will be indicted? Tomorrow or Friday?

10:28 PM  
Blogger SP Biloxi said...

Can't answer that S_Q! I'm under a gag order! But, I will say that one of days of the week doesn't have court. Can you guess that day???

11:01 PM  
Blogger SP Biloxi said...

All, Here is late tonight's Biloxi news:

1. Woodward is being on tight leash by the Washington Post. And it serves him right, the little turd! From Raw Story:

"Of course he knows everything and has super access. If not, the man wouldn't be in the position he is. But the Washington Post has suddenly decided that this isn't proper. That his knowing all about Operation Valerie Plame and never saying anything in order to protect himself and his sources has now shredded his credibility.
Anyway, he is heretofore and forthwith about to be - the words being told to me are -"kept on a short leash." What that means, I don't know. Maybe even he doesn't know and they don't know."

2. From Thinkprogress, now WH Press Secretary Tony "Snow job" now apologized for badmouthing the Gerbil! What a butt kisser!:

"Today on Special Report with Brit Hume, White House Press Secretary Tony Snow expressed regret for his past criticisms of President Bush, detailed yesterday on Think Progress"

11:07 PM  
Blogger SP Biloxi said...

Here is the latest from WSJ on the Enron case:

1. My favorite. Lying Lay uses the Gillgan's defense!

April 26, 2006, 9:53 pm
Posted by Jesse Eisinger

"HOUSTON — Just as prosecutor Sean Berkowitz had done in his cross of Jeff Skilling, government lawyer John Hueston today grilled Lay over his investment in Photofete, the digital-photo company that counted Enron as its largest customer. Lay conceded that he hadn’t followed proper procedures in making his $60,000 investment, violating Enron’s conflict-of-interest policy. He also said he hadn’t remembered the investment until Skilling’s testimony last week refreshed his memory.
What’s more interesting than Lay’s investment, perhaps, is what his testimony offered up about Skilling and Photofete.
Hueston put up an email that Lay’s stepson Beau Herrold, who acted as his stepfather’s financial adviser, sent Lay about Photofete. “It appeared that Skilling isn’t that familiar with the DAM space, no pun intended,” he wrote. (DAM refers to “digital asset management,” the business of storing and archiving computerized pictures.) Herrold went on to write that when he tried to explain the sector to Skilling he had little success.
Maybe the hundered and eighty grand that Skilling tossed into the company wasn’t much more for him than a rounding error."

2. Now Lying Lay ate his Wheaties or maybe too much Red Bull!

Lay Recharged

HOUSTON — During Lay’s nearly three days of direct testimony, the Law Blog thought that all those pat descriptions of Enron’s former chairman — folksy, charming and avuncular — were off the mark. To us, Lay limped through direct, seeming fatigued, embittered and frustrated.
But when prosecutor John Hueston took the stage this afternoon to begin cross examination, the Law Blog witnessed a Ken Lay transformed. Leaning forward in the witness chair, Lay appeared reenergized. He spoke over the buttoned-up prosecutor, pointed at him and looked to challenge Hueston every turn. At one point, when Lay began to amplify a response, Hueston cut him off, saying Lay could wait for re-direct to clarify. With a sharp gaze, Lay shot back: “I just want to make sure I can give you the whole truth.”
Though we only got an hour-and-a-half appetizer of cross this afternoon, another trend emerged. With Hueston trying to show that “the buck stopped” with Lay, the former CEO stayed on message that he heavily relied on people within and outside of Enron to advise him. When Hueston asked Lay about Enron’s “daily position reports,” snapshots of the company’s trading positions, Lay said, “there’s others that can speak to that a lot better than I can.”
In a particularly testy exchange (that for entertainment value we hope is a preview of things to come), Hueston introduced a series of questions about an incident in which Lay’s lawyer called witness Ben Glisan a “monkey.” When Hueston asked whether Lay himself had assassinated the character of anyone involved in the Enron trial, Lay shot back: “Are you on that list?” Hueston calmly replied, “Mr. Lay, I’m an assistant U.S. attorney. This is my job. You may call me anything you want.”

11:10 PM  
Blogger Suzie-Q (S-Q) said...

Yes! Sorry, I forgot about the gag order.

11:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good WSJ article SPB thanks! And yes ,bloggers will give Rove and the cabal no rest!

11:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cleaning up the hillbilly's, that is the only thing we can do fitzgerald.

Lets go get them all!!!!


11:34 PM  
Blogger SP Biloxi said...

Thanks, Anon!

Glad you enjoyed the WSJ articles. Peter Lattman really covered a lot in the trial today. Lay really sounded very stupid when he said that Skilling refreshed his memory. I am sure that the jury is not going to buy the fact thst he relies on other people to take care business matters. A CEO always has to know everything that is happening in his company. He is the ultimate decision maker. And what I want to know if what was we he doing in all of those board meetings with the Skilling, Fastow and other board members when they were discussing the company's figures: picking his nose??? And how can a man that was considered "brilliant" by the Gerbil and company and the Fortune 500 companies is now dumb as a doorknob???

11:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When are Bush and Cheney going to be frog-marching? Bush cannot selective expose CIA agents and call that "declassifying" intelligence.

Bush outed Plame because he wanted to show that Wilson's Niger inquiry was not objective and therefore not valid because they wanted to cover up their war lies.

The Straussian B Teamers believe they are members of a superspecies.

Normally this sort of a set up is called a "mob" or a "gang" or "mafioso" or organized crime.

11:39 PM  
Blogger SP Biloxi said...

Another person bailed from the Gerbil Administration staff. From Thinkprogress.org:

Hector Barreto resigned from the Small Business Administration after a tenure which included distributing 9/11 economic disaster recovery loans to businesses that said “they neither wanted nor knew they were receiving money earmarked for terror victims.” SBA also came under fire for its slow response to the 2005 Gulf Coast hurricanes.

11:57 PM  
Blogger SP Biloxi said...

Final article. Times reporter Vivica Novak left the times for good but with a twist. From Raw Story:

Times reveals new scoop: Time reporter took buyout after 'dispute' over role in leak case

:A single sentence in Thursday's New York Times reveals a new facet of the journalism angle of the CIA leak case -- that the Time reporter who Karl Rove's lawyer thought would help save his client from indictment departed Time Magazine and took a "buyout package."
"In a telephone interview on Wednesday, Ms. Novak, who no longer works for Time, said she had not had any contact with Mr. Fitzgerald since her deposition in December," the Times reported. "She left the magazine after a dispute over her role in the case, taking a buyout package last month."

The Times also said that Matt Cooper, formerly the magazine's White House correspondent, has left the beat to become Time.com's political editor."

What an interesting chain of changes with Time reporters who haveties to the leak case! Have a good evening! Signing off!

12:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. Fitzgerald, you look good on camera walking by yourself (unlike pasty Karl being surrounded by tons of suits) outside of the court house. I seen this on 'Up to the Minute' on CBS news...middle of the night news.

They said, "The WH is ready for this to be over, this couldn't come at a worse time with the gas prices, the war, blah blah blah...." America is ready for the people in the WH to be over. IMO.

I think Rove has someone on 'Raw Story' making a statement for him or his lawyer in the halo comment section. (Goes by Jason something.)

2:21 AM  
Blogger DoDGoNe said...

regarding hidden news

surely you won't see this in tne MSM

Vaziri-Hamaneh: Oil Stock Exchange to be set up in Iran next week
Tehran, April 26, IRNA

Iran-Oil Stock Exchange-Minister
Oil Minister Kazem Vaziri Hamaneh said on Wednesday that the establishment of Oil Stock Exchange is in its final stage and the bourse will be launched in Iran in the next week.

He told reporters, upon arrival from Qatar where he attended the 10th General Assembly of International Energy Agency and consultations with OPEC member states, that registration of the Oil Stock Exchange is underway and the entity will operate after being approved by by Council of Stock Exchange.

He rejected a statement attributed to him saying that Oil Stock Exchange will bring to the ground the US economy and said, "I don't know who has speculated that I've not talked about US economy." Asked about conference on energy in Doha, he said that more than 60 countries and 30 oil companies and consultants took part in the conference.

Vaziri Hamaneh said that serious discussions were held including security of supply and demand, security of investment in energy and environment issues.

"The best method for security of demand in the oil sector is that consumers should be given opportunity to enter into partnership with the suppliers in investment in oil industry."
He said that the conference called for diversifying energy resources and cooperation of the developed states with the countries possessing oil and gas resources.

Asked about the oil price rise, Vaziri-Hamaneh said that oil price is being influenced by political situation, whereas it should be freed from political impacts and economic and technical fundamentals should determine the oil prices.

"As long as political impacts dominate the oil market, price hike will continue," he concluded.


Also here in Spain this is going unnotice or just repeating what your MSM is publishing..

BTW I loved the e-mail of the month.. i translated it to my blog...

and thanks.. Jason always was my best source too!!

regards dod

2:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The old school "MSM" can't keep up with the fast breaking events

MSM is covering a broader spectrum of news, if they were to cover everything that's going on in detail, one would need a trolley to carry the daily paper.

Blogs focus on a smaller range of subjects and therefore are fast in breaking news.

What's more is that a blogger can without any harm make assumption to any subjects. That makes for interesting reading but requries the reader to understand the difference between facts and opinion.

I believe there are more bad blogs out there as are good onces and in that there is no difference to the MSM.

What it comes down to is that one should read papers, blogs and watch news from what is considered friend and foe and based on what both sides have to say form an opinion.

Just taking over or repeating what MSM or Bloggers think is the same thing just with different sources.

The Blogs have become a vital part in the Media environment but they won't replace MSM.

3:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The MSM has laws governing it that bloggers don't have, which means many, many stories that bloggers post wouldn't make it through the scrutiny of the lawyers for print publications. Kill all the lawyers! (Except one ...)

5:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

up in Michigan,

that's right and it's a good thing blogs can and will say anything they like because it displays public opinion.

in some way - over the blogs - the public has found a way to communicate it's opinions and concerns to the press and the politicians...

if they would only learn to listen instead of blarring their own ideas...
God has given humans two ears and one mouth so that we listen double as much as we speak

6:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


has Neil Youngs lyrics on new son Impeash the President

I think the bloggers and sites Fitz mentions have forced a real shot of Vitimin TRUTH..into the news..and their just won't be too much more of I"M starring in this story doiings...
Woodward comes to mind...

6:16 AM  
Blogger The Astral Technician said...

I came here after reading today's WAPO story. After reading the entire article, my first reaction was "Sheesh, don't these people even read his blog?"

To everything,
Spin, spin, spin
There is a Treason
Spin, spin, spin
And assigned to
When they usurp us

Goper's Lament (Hard To Be A Republican)

7:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a sideline on the msm, I have been ranting about our local paper (The Sun News of Myrtle Beach) for years. The paper openly puts every issue in a "frame" of their construction.

Is it this way in every paper?

7:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon no paper writers bite the hand that feeds'em..

7:54 AM  

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