Monday, May 15, 2006

Leopold vs. The Decider

I am going to go out on a limb here and state that I trust what Jason Leopold wrote on Saturday.

Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald spent more than half a day Friday at the offices of Patton Boggs, the law firm representing Karl Rove. During the course of that meeting, Fitzgerald served attorneys for former Deputy White House Chief of Staff Karl Rove with an indictment charging the embattled White House official with perjury and lying to investigators related to his role in the CIA leak case, and instructed one of the attorneys to tell Rove that he has 24 business hours to get his affairs in order, high level sources with direct knowledge of the meeting said Saturday morning.
Truthout is an extremely reliable website and I don't believe Jason would publish this article if he had not checked the sources. I have been following what Talk Left has reported.
Jason says he spoke with Josh Gerstein of the New York Sun and Gerstein told him Corallo called both York and Gerstein, not the other way around. In other words, Corallo reached out to a few select reporters to debunk Jason's article. Corallo told Gerstein, as he told York, Jason's article reporting Rove has been indicted is a baseless lie. A New York Sun article today reports Carollo's comments to the paper.
Jason stood by his sources and as Jane at Firedoglake says:
That's FANTASTIC. That really turns this whole thing into a win-win. If Rove has already been indicted, we all celebrate. If not, we get to show that the blogosphere has higher standards than the MSM when Leopold outs his sources.
The fact is Bush, the Decider, has decided he is sending 6,000 National Guards to the border. He decided this was going to be aired on Prime Time and the MSM bowed to the President's order and failed to tell the country that Rove was indicted. This country is a definitely under the rule of a dictator. God Help Us.

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