Tuesday, January 16, 2007

"Looking For Twelve Honest Men Who Have No Opinions"

I. Lewis Libby, who served as an adviser to President Bush and chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, is accused of lying to investigators about his conversations with reporters regarding outed CIA officer Valerie Plame. Her identity was leaked to reporters in 2003 after her husband criticized the Bush administration's prewar intelligence on Iraq
Don't you love the medias way of not saying that Libby leaked the identity of Plame, while saying that Libby leaked the identity of Plame? That is almost word-for-word what a reporter said on NPR yesterday.

MSM guidelines on Plame story. Important: mention Bush and Cheney, for once using their proper titles, also mention that Plame's "identity" was "leaked" after her husband spoke truth to power, also mentioning that he was criticizing the war. Also important is saying that Libby lied, not, for example, "forgot key facts" or "jumbled mundane dates."
"Do any of you have feelings or opinions about the Bush administration or any of its policies or actions, whether positive or negative, that might affect your ability to give a former member of the Bush administration a fair trial?" U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton asked a panel of about 60 potential juro
Although 75% of the population couldn't pick the President out of a line-up, is there anyone out there who is "undecided" in regards to the war?

Meanwhile, the genius quote of the day:
"I think he's been a little harsh," one woman, a Washington housekeeper with a cousin serving in Iraq, told defense attorneys. "No offense but I think he should let them come home because they have families."
Wow. "Harsh" and "no offense." Who doesn't she want to offend?
"Do any of you have any feelings or opinions about Vice President Cheney, whether positive or negative, that might affect your ability to be fair in this case or that might affect your ability to fairly judge Vice President Cheney's believability?" Walton asked.
To which 90% of the potential jurors responded, "Oh, Cheney. Isn't he that old guy that has all those heart attacks and tried to kill some other old guy with a shotgun when he was drunk?"

The story goes on. I got bored and stopped reading.

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