Saturday, October 15, 2005

Flame Wars

I can't get over this NY Times story on Traitorgate.

"The Miller Case: A Notebook, a Cause, a Jail Cell and a Deal


In a notebook belonging to Judith Miller, a reporter for The New York Times, amid notations about Iraq and nuclear weapons, appear two small words: 'Valerie Flame.'

Ms. Miller should have written 'Valerie Plame'. That name is at the core of a federal grand jury investigation that has reached deep into the White House. At issue is whether Bush administration officials leaked the identity of Ms. Plame, an undercover C.I.A. operative, to reporters as part of an effort to blunt criticism of the president's justification for the war in Iraq.


THE DIPLOMAT Joseph C. Wilson IV on "Meet the Press" in 2004. He began criticizing the Iraq war in 2003.

Ms. Miller spent 85 days in jail for refusing to testify and reveal her confidential source, then relented. On Sept. 30, she told the grand jury that her source was I. Lewis Libby, the vice president's chief of staff. But she said he did not reveal Ms. Plame's name.

And when the prosecutor in the case asked her to explain how 'Valerie Flame' appeared in the same notebook she used in interviewing Mr. Libby, Ms. Miller said she 'didn't think' she heard it from him. 'I said I believed the information came from another source, whom I could not recall,' she wrote on Friday, recounting her testimony for an article that appears today. . . "

Judy's account completely defies credulity.

Judy Judy Judy Miller takes down these facts in notes from two of her conversations with Scooter Libby, writing down in one case:

"Valerie Flame."

and in another refers to Wilson's wife as:

"Victoria Wilson."


These are the notes of a professional journalist? These are the notes of someone who makes her living by writing stories based on accurate notes?

Judy Judy Judy is asking us to believe that she made an error in writing down Wilson's wife's name?

She makes a similar error with the same name--TWICE???????

Those two "errors" demonstrate the whole point. Miller is not an objective journalist here, she is also a player in this dark game.

She is not making two mistakes--she is deliberately trying to cover her tracks.

Unfortunately for Judy Judy Judy, her efforts are ham-handed and completely impossible to believe.

Sorry, Judy. By the way, can you spell "consciousness of guilt"?

Oh, and watch your back, girl. I know you know how things can go when there are "many dark actors playing games," do you not?

1 comment:

enigma4ever said...

Great post....and blog..thanks...Unreal....who is she trying to kid ?...protecting a source is one thing- protecting conspiratorial criminals perpetrating a crime is another thing...and meeting Scooter at a hotel- did she think that didn't stink to high old heaven ?I still think there was another source- the one that finished his LAST day the day the Novack article came out - ARI FLEISHER....AND NO ONE EVER MENTIONS HIM ( check it out July 14th- WH website- very very interesting press conference, same day as Novacks article, and Ari had said he was quiting since May- but WHY that day his LAST day, WHY???)...She calls herself a journalist....right....and the article ends and she says she still wants to reports on threats to our country. Great -she can start with herself....
and yes I still think this is indeedy the WH's Watergate Moment.....come visit my blog is,