Thursday, November 17, 2005

All the news from Libby's defense lawyers

New Disclosure Could Prolong Inquiry on Leak

The revelation left the special prosecutor, Patrick J. Fitzgerald, grappling with an unexpected new twist - one that he had not uncovered in an exhaustive inquiry - and gave lawyers for I. Lewis Libby Jr., Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff and the only official charged with a crime, fresh evidence to support his defense.

Dear NYT reporters:

Step away from the defense lawyers! They cannot offer you any useful information! Take two steps backwards, and if necessary, cover your ears and go na-na-na-na!

If you must take note the defense lawyers tortured logic, for the love of the dying gods of journalism, please make a point of saying, "this is what they think is going to get their guy off."

Thank you.

End snark. The article does balance out this nonsense in later paragraphs. But, they still put the above silliness in paragraph 2, and the balancing paragraphs don't appear until around paragraph 30.

UPDATE: Breaking news! It has been revealed that there were at least two other conversations in June 2003 between administration officials and journalists that WERE NOT mentioned by Fitzgerald in the indictment or at his press conference! It is not known what was discussed in those conversations, but it is clear that they took place, and that Fitzgerald failed to mention them. This raises additional questions: is Fitzgerald a drooling incompetent, and will he now be forced to drop the charges against Libby and issue a public apology in the Rose Garden, naked except for a red and white Santa hat?


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