Schieffer Presumptuous or Stumbling in Declaring Indictments “Soon to Come”?

A presumptuous Bob Schieffer? A Freudian slip? Or merely a stumble? With pictures of Karl Rove, Lewis “Scooter” Libby and President Bush over a shot of the White House, the CBS Evening News anchor on Monday plugged an upcoming piece on the 6:30pm EDT feed: “Coming up, playing the waiting game. Indictments are soon to come in the CIA leak investigation.” Schieffer then backtracked, “or there's word they may. White House insiders most at risk in tonight's 'Inside Story.'” The closed-captioning provided what Schieffer was probably supposed to say: “Coming up, playing the waiting game. Indictments are expected soon in the CIA leak investigation. White House insiders most at risk in tonight's 'Inside Story.'”

John Roberts delivered the subsequent story on speculation that Rove and Libby are considered “secondary figures” and that “it was an unidentified 'Mr. X' who actually gave the name of CIA agent Valerie Plame to reporters.”
Valerie Plame Disclosure CBS Evening News
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