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Thursday, November 17, 2005

Another scalp

Bob Woodward is now involved in Plamegate.

His reputation - this is the man, after all, behind Watergate - has been steadily declining for years. Such is the price for gaining exclusive access to the Bush administration.

We also learn that Woodward asked a fellow Washington Post reporter to not pursue certain story angles as far back as 2003.

Josh Marshall @ Talking Point Memo puts it best:

"Woodward seems to have some explaining to do, at least for the fact that he became an aggressive commentator on the leak story without ever disclosing his own role in it, not even to his editors."

There hasn't been a more instructive case of corporate media corruption for years. The insiders are finally being exposed. And we learn that their primary duty - to inform the public - was furthest from their minds.


Blogger Human said...

Raw Story thinks they have the scoop on who told Woodward -

I think Woodward went from uncovering to covering. He claims to have told Walter Pincus about the info. Pincus denies this. Woodward refuses to say who his source was. He has told the Grand Jury and Fitzgerald. The 'in confidence' has already been comprimised. He is lying and covering. Woodward and Miller are in the dustbin as far as I'm concerned.

Thursday, November 17, 2005 3:13:00 pm  
Blogger Glenn Condell said...

There is a school of thought that Woodward has always been CIA. It's naive to think they don't have 'assets' in the press - Robert Novak is just one of many some think are trenchcoaters on the QT. In this reading, the real powers that be decided Nixon had to go and Felt and Wward brought Bernstein in as librul cover.

Who knows?

Thursday, November 17, 2005 5:55:00 pm  
Blogger Human said...

glenn condell - Not only naive but not reality based. Novak is for sure in my opinion a CIA asset. The effort to use journalists for propaganda purposes and other reasons was called OPERATION MOCKINGBIRD. Just google it to find out more.

Friday, November 18, 2005 1:48:00 am  
Blogger Wombat said...


OPERATION MOCKINGBIRD may have been retired long ago, but the infiltration of the CIA into the media is a foregone conclusion. There's no denying it is alive and well.

I agree that Novak seems to flakey to be a CIA asset.

Friday, November 18, 2005 2:25:00 am  

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