Thursday, November 17, 2005

Hey. What About Bob?

How was Bob Woodward, once a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist seduced by the Dark Side?

WaPo says:

The belated revelation that Woodward has been sitting on information about the Plame controversy reignited questions about his unique relationship with The Post while he writes books with unparalleled access to high-level officials, and about why Woodward denigrated the Fitzgerald probe in television and radio interviews while not divulging his own involvement in the matter.

"It just looks really bad," said Eric Boehlert, a Rolling Stone contributing editor and author of a forthcoming book on the administration and the press. "It looks like what people have been saying about Bob Woodward for the past five years, that he's become a stenographer for the Bush White House."

Said New York University journalism professor Jay Rosen: "Bob Woodward has gone wholly into access journalism."

Robert Zelnick, chairman of Boston University's journalism department, said: "It was incumbent upon a journalist, even one of Woodward's stature, to inform his editors. . . . Bob is justifiably an icon of our profession -- he has earned that many times over -- but in this case his judgment was erroneous."

Did the Bubble Boy cabal force his rendition to Gitmo, order Col. "Torture's as American as Apple Pie" Geoffrey Miller to have some innocent-yet-ultimately-blameworthy underling turn on an Official Culture of Torture industrial strength vacuum and suck out Bob's brains?

Then replace them with a pile of rotting smelts and raw sewage?

Or, was Bob Woodward . . . with the Dark Side all along?

A Night Light suggests that, if not precisely with the Dark Side, Woodward was not what he represented himself to be in "Woodward: Smoke and Mirrors From the Start."

I think he was with the Dark Side all along.

Ambassador Joseph Wilson believes Woodward should be investigated by the Washington Post.

Wilson pointed out that Woodward, repeatedly criticized the leak investigation without disclosing his own involvement.

"It certainly gives the appearance of a conflict of interest. He was taking an advocacy position when he was a party to it," Wilson said.

I'm also wondering if Bob Woodward was that notorious "no partisan gunslinger," referred to by Novak, Novak's second source, after Rove, for the story in which Novak outed in print CIA NOC Plame?

Black-heart neo-con Bushist fascists (say that phrase ten times!) are spinning that the Woodward admission somehow gets Scooter "What Kind of a Name is That For a Grown Man?" Libby off the hook.

No way.

I'm with Tran who asked:

"What difference does it make who was the first to out Plame to a reporter?

Sounds to me like they were shopping the story to everyone they could think of.

Can we spell c-o-n-s-p-i-r-a-c-y?"

Big Dick and his Merry Men, bound to suck up to allies and punish their enemies, unaccountably following Smokey Robinson's mama's advice:

"My Mama told ME--you'd better shop around !!"

Shop it around they did. To Woodward. Novak. Miller. Pincus. Cooper.

Anyone who'd buy what they were selling.



MnMnM said...

Grand Jury testimony of longtime Washington Post editor Bob Woodward, leaked by Rove-ing reporter (humor).

It is posted at: Bob Woodward Tells Grand Jury Who Leaked First

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Revolutionary Poetics said...

You Rock!

enigma4ever said... was never about who leaked First- it was about how far and how wide the "Fair Game" extends- and how far they shopped the story around...I think Woody lost his moral compass, he spent too much time in the dark realms and became seduced by their charms ( ?) or what? I went back through the Plan of Attack book- Woody was very careful when he wrote the book....He did not reference WHO he talked with June through Oct...and the book did not come out until March 2004- it was never a problem- except in his egomanical pursuit of his own words, his own perception of the story....