Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Scooter Libby and the media debacle

The American news media has become almost irrelevant, and "treason-gate" is only one example.

Even now, they only report on the trial, which several blogs do a better job of reporting.

During the Libby trial, there has been evidence put into the record that would strongly indicate that the president and the vice president were complicit in the over-the-top aassult on Joe and Valerie Plame Wilson.

Where are the reporters, busy looking into this revelation?

Where is Congress, by the way? We can only hope they are waiting for the trial to finish, before the impeachment hearings begin on this matter.

We believe they have already begun on other matters, like trillions of missing dollars in Iraq, war profiteering and no-bid contracts and a host of other issues, like how the administration concocted evidence for the prosecution of an illegal war.

Media Matters - Scooter Libby and the media debacle:

The New York Times made headlines last week when it tapped a new D.C. bureau chief. But if the paper of record really wanted to jump-start its Beltway news operation, maybe it should have tried to lure Patrick Fitzgerald away from the Department of Justice.

Let's face it, as special counsel in charge of investigating the Valerie Plame CIA leak, and now the lead prosecutor in D.C. federal court methodically laying out the damning evidence of perjury, obstruction, and lying against Lewis 'Scooter' Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff, Fitzgerald has consistently shown more interest -- and determination -- in uncovering the facts of the Plame scandal than most Beltway journalists, including the often somnambulant D.C. newsroom of The New York Times.

Indeed, for long stretches, the special counsel easily supplanted the timid D.C. press corps and became the fact-finder of record for the Plame story. It was Fitzgerald and his team of G-men -- not journalists -- who were running down leads, asking tough questions and, in the end, helping inform the American people about possible criminal activity inside the White House.

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