Poor George Bush. Like the late Rodney Dangerfield, he just can’t get no respect — even from Republicans.
The Jason Leopold-Truthout report last week that Karl Rove had been indicted reignited the longstanding debate on the trustworthiness of blogs as news sources.
Yes, Uncle Sam is watching the press. So why is the press surprised by this?
Each time we learn something new about spying on Americans by the Bush administration, we also learn that they lied — again. At this point we shouldn’t be surprised.
Reports Dan Eggen in today’s Washington Post:
We’ve long admired the work of Washington-based investigative reporter Murray Waas. He’s an old-fashioned journalist who believes the first job is reporting news, not gaining fame or getting rich.
The unproven report of a Karl Rove indictment in the investigation of the outing of former covert CIA agent Valerie Plame continues to create buzz on the Internet but has yet to be picked up by any major media outlet.
To paraphrase Mark Twain, there may three kinds of lies: Lies, damn lies…and polls.
The Bush Administration is tracking phone calls made by reporters? Oh my. Stop the presses! Oh, wait, maybe nobody should really be surprised by this.
Will Karl Rove be indicted this week by the federal grand jury investigating the Bush administration leak that outed covert CIA operative Valerie Plame? Depends on who you read and believe.
With the glib-talking Tony Snow on board, the White House has stepped up its war against the press.