Thursday, November 03, 2005

"Big Fat Liar"

Not only is that the title of one of my kids' favorite movies but I think it's been the title of a book or two. However, today in my blog it is going to be referring to Joe Wilson. To me this is just another example of blatant mainstream media bias. The focus has all been on Libby and Rove and the accusations of them being liars. And yet the only person in this whole scandal that is a proven liar is Joe Wilson himself. My goal is not to trash Joe Wilson but to point out the truth that is being ignored by most media outlets. Max Boot says it better than I could in his article, Plamegate's Real Liar. If you have the time read the whole article, it is very good. But here are some excerpts.

The problem here is that the one undisputed liar in this whole sordid affair doesn't work for the administration. In his attempts to turn his wife into an antiwar martyr, Joseph C. Wilson IV has retailed more whoppers than Burger King.

Good thing for Wilson and his pals that deceiving the press and the public isn't a crime.

Another great article is by Larry Elder entitled, Leakgate: What About Wilson's Credibility?

It bothers me that somehow Wilson and his wife have become martyrs through this whole thing. Wilson has been a democratic hack for quite some time and it seems he set out to try to undermine the president from the very beginning. And yet the media has ignored his lies and made him one of the Democrats' new martyrs/heroes.


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Bloviating Zeppelin said...

It's funny you should write about this, particularly in light of an article from WND:

A retired Army general says the man at the center of the CIA leak controversy, Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson, revealed wife Valerie Plame's identity in a casual conversation more than a year before she allegedly was "outed" by the White House through a columnist.

Maj. Gen. Paul Vallely told WorldNetDaily that Wilson mentioned Plame's status as a CIA operative in at least three, possibly five, separate conversations in 2002 in the Fox News Channel's "green room" in Washington, D.C., as they waited to appear on air as analysts.

Ah yes, that upstanding and credible Joe Wilson.

Dionne said...

Zeppelin: Rebecca of Revka's Take sent me that article this morning. I thought about adding it to this blog. It seems strange to me that Fitzgerald didn't unearth this in his 2 yr. investigation.

Cynthia said...

Very interesting. There's a lot of misinformation out here. I guess it comes down to what you want to believe as the truth no matter how absurd.