More crap from FOX News. Today Fox News host John Gibson said that Karl Rove should be given a "medal" for outing the identity of Valerie Plame. Gibson also said that he is glad that someone finally outed Valerie Plame.
Gibson also shared his thoughts on Joe Wilson or as Mr. Gibson likes to call him, "a peacenik".
It sounds like another partisan hack thinks that it's acceptable to disclose the name of an undercover CIA agent.
Contact John Gibson - firstname.lastname@example.org
CNN's Kyra Phillips: "definitely a major smear campaign going on" against Rove
CNN anchor Kyra Philips responded to a call by Democratic senators for President Bush to fire White House senior adviser Karl Rove for his alleged role in the outing of covert CIA operative Valerie Plame by saying: "definitely a major smear campaign going on."
Phillips made her comment on the July 12 edition of CNN's Live From ..., following footage of Sens. John Kerry (D-MA) and Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) calling for Rove to be fired:
KERRY: Is the value of day-to-day politics, and the value of political advice, and the value of his position greater than the national security of our country, and the protection of the identity of people, as well as their own word and their own policy? The White House's credibility is at issue here. I believe very clearly Karl Rove ought to be fired.
CLINTON: I'm nodding. [laughter]
BOB FRANKEN (national correspondent): And just a nod from the president, but no answer, Kyra, when he was asked about Karl Rove today at a photo op. Kyra?
PHILIPS: Bob, definitely a major smear campaign going on. I mean, what's the chances of hearing from Karl Rove? Could he speak? Could he come forward? A lot of people said that could just clear the air if he just came forward and gave the facts.
FRANKEN: Well, the White House would respond that the Democrats are involved in something akin to a smear campaign. The Democrats would only say that they're only interested in good government. And the White House says that in the context of an investigation that's ongoing Karl Rove should not speak.
whoops. AP News must be slipping. It's sounding "liberal":
It seems that everyone in journalism knows who outed Plame. Why they waited until the dog was down to start kicking it I might never know. From Tompaine.com comes the "turd blossom":
"talking points" sent to those familiar with and sympathetic to Rove's miseries:
and please don't forget the original newspaper article that outed Valerie Plame, ruined her career and put in physical jeapordy herself and all of her subordinates, associates and underground contacts:
why has robert novak not been convicted of conspiracy to out a CIA agent, held in contempt for not disclosing those agents responsible for leaking her name? why does he get away with appearing before a grand jury and walking? is it because he named names and the D.A. can't do anything with it based on administration pressure?
second day of the McClellan Press Conference strafing. he still won't answer, the press still won't stop asking (there may be other issues that need answers, but this one is the most fun and indicative of what we voted back into power):