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Journos: Ari Did It

Walter Pincus revealed today at the Scooter Libby trial that Mr. Ari Fleischer, the slimiest former administration official of all, leaked Pincus the Valerie Plame story, not Scooter. Fleischer, of course, cut a deal to testify for the prosecution in exchange for immunity from prosecution, so this revelation comes as a surprise to absolutely no one. Read more on Journos: Ari Did It…
 

Former ‘Post’ Reporter Leonard Zelig Reports for Jury Duty

The Post today takes a look at how jury selection’s going over at the Scooter Libby trial. It ain’t easy, it seems, to find impartial jurors in Washington, DC. And a former Washington Post reporter whose editor was now-Assistant Managing Editor Bob Woodward; he went to barbecues at the house of NBC’s Tim Russert, a neighbor, and just published a book on the CIA and spying. Read more on Former ‘Post’ Reporter Leonard Zelig Reports for Jury Duty…
 

Inside the Bubble: Wayward Woodward

• “For the sake of a new book, Woodward has evidently been willing to protect the American public from various revelations about a government intent on destroying the republic. What a difference a few decades make.” [Mother Jones] • Jeff Toobin says the only thing that can help the White House with PlameGate is if “the whole thing just goes away and people forget about it. That’s not going to happen.” [CNN] • Gives a whole new meaning to “probes”: “If [reporters] keep going into the secret world they can come under the gravitational pull of another planet– the people in power, the secret-makers themselves. They’re still sending back their reports, but have ‘left’ our universe, so to speak.” Bob’s become an alien. [WashingtonPost.com] • Walter Pincus’s refusal to back Woodward’s story makes Bob glum: “I did tell him; we have different memories,” Woodward said, his voice sounding sad and hurt. [VV] Read more on Inside the Bubble: Wayward Woodward…
 

The Mixed-Up Files of Mr. Bob Woodward

Bloggers are beside themselves over Bob Woodward’s revelation that he was told by a “senior administration official” who Valerie Plame was nearly a month before Bob Novak first identified her in his column. There are many theories as to why Woodward would come forth with this information at this time. Kevin Drum theorizes that the blockbuster article comes only because the SAO tipped his hand to Patrick Fitzgerald: “Perhaps Mr. X is a cooperating witness, or perhaps he’s someone who started to feel some heat and decided to come forward because he got scared.” We have another theory: Bob Woodward had not been on television in the last week or so. Read more on The Mixed-Up Files of Mr. Bob Woodward…