'She Looks Astoundingly Good' -- WashPost Slobbers Over Valerie Plame
December 2nd, 2019 10:51 PM
In the second term of President George W. Bush, former CIA agent Valerie Plame was the darling of the anti-war Left, including the liberal media. In 2019, Plame is still a media darling, as demonstrated by a Monday puff piece in The Washington Post. "Plame was hard to miss....She looks astoundingly good, at 56, as if the high-altitude desert air has preserved her skin since the day she…
MSNBC Pushes Myth Bush Admin Outed CIA Agent As 'Retaliation'
October 1st, 2019 11:10 AM
Late last week, after word came that the former ambassador to Iraq, Joe Wilson, had passed away, MSNBC repeated some of the misinformation that journalists and other liberals pushed during the George W. Bush era as anchors Joy Reid and Katy Tur lauded Wilson for disputing President Bush's claims that Saddam Hussein had tried to acquire uranium in Africa before the invasion of Iraq.
NY Times Hails Bush-Hating ‘American Hero’ Joseph Wilson in Obituary
September 29th, 2019 7:25 PM
New York Times reporters David Sanger and Neil Genzlinger marked the passing of Joseph Wilson, who became a media hero in 2003, when he published an op-ed in the New York Times challenging the Bush administration’s case for war in Iraq. He became a fierce anti-war activist against President Bush and the case for war against Saddam Hussein. The Times used Wilson’s death as a chance to…
Most Libby Pardon Coverage Fails to Mention Original Plamegate Leaker
April 14th, 2018 10:06 AM
Most of the establishment press's coverage of President Donald Trump's pardon of Scooter Libby has not mentioned Richard Armitage, the person who admitted that he first leaked allegedly covert CIA agent Valerie Plame's name to journalist Robert Novak in 2003. This pervasive failure includes items at the Associated Press, New York Times, the Washington Post, and over 80 percent of…
Press Ignores Clinton Probes' Indictment Exposure, Obsessed Over Rove
November 3rd, 2016 3:41 PM
A decade ago, the press burned through tons of newsprint, hours and hours of broadcast time, and huge amounts of Internet bandwidth obsessing over the possibility that Karl Rove, President George W. Bush's closest adviser, would be indicted in connection with the alleged revelation of the name of CIA agent Valerie Plame.
Schultz to Valerie Plame's Hubby: Didn't Cheney 'Torture' Your Family?
December 15th, 2014 6:40 PM
With 2015 only a couple of weeks away, Ed Schultz just managed to sneak under the wire in the race for Most Inane Question of the Year by an MSNBC Host. Speaking to Valerie Plame's husband Joe Wilson on the The Ed Show this evening, Schultz suggested: "Your wife was outed by the Vice-President and now he's saying he has no problem with torture. How do you feel…
MSNBC's Roberts Offers Misleading History on Plame Affair in Interview
March 6th, 2013 3:48 PM
"As we talk about history, today marks the 6-year anniversary that Scooter Libby was convicted of lying and obstructing in the leak investigation which led to your cover as a covert CIA operative being blown," MSNBC's Thomas Roberts noted at the close of his March 6 MSNBC Live interview with Valerie Plame. "We're getting word now that he has had his voting rights restored…
Distorted Valerie Plame Flick Bombed at the Box Office
March 29th, 2011 9:43 AM
You might think that given the abysmal box office record of left-wing movies about the Iraq war that "Fair Game," a highly distorted version of the tired controversy surrounding former CIA non-agent Valerie Plame Wilson, would never have been made.
Of course, since Hollywood is dominated by leftists, economic sanity did not prevail. Economic reality did prevail, though, as "…
Chris Matthews' New Thrill: Host Hyperbolically Compares Valerie Plame
November 10th, 2010 4:51 PM
Hardball host Chris Matthews on Monday rhapsodized over Fair Game, the new Sean Penn movie about the Valerie Plame scandal, even going so far as to compare the film to the classic Casablanca.
In a closing commentary on the lefty movie, Matthews enthused, "This is one fine movie. While there will never be another Casablanca, Fair Game is perfect for our murky time." Matthews,…
Was McClellan Book Excerpt Really About Valerie Plame Wilson
November 23rd, 2007 6:01 PM
Without peeking, do you think the now infamous excerpt from White House press secretary Scott McClellan's not yet written book specifically referred to Valerie Plame Wilson, or anything to do with that scandal? While you ponder, it is quite conceivable that this entire media frenzy is not only much ado about nothing, but an example of what happens when today's so-called journalists see what they…
Joe and Valerie Wilson Think They’re Not Getting Enough Press
November 22nd, 2007 10:06 PM
This might actually be the most absurd thing I've seen in months. On Thanksgiving Day, Joe and Valerie Plame Wilson, the couple that likely has gotten more media attention in the past few years than any in America besides the Clintons and Brangelina, actually took the time to write an article whining about the press not going gaga enough about recent revelations from Scott McClellan's not yet…
When Does the Kathleen Willey Book Tour Media Blitz Begin
November 9th, 2007 2:26 PM
In the past six years, any time someone wrote a tell-all book about George W. Bush or a member of his administration, they were given the royal treatment by the press with lavish interviews offering them the perfect platform to market their work as well as their politically charged opinions. Consider for example all the attention given to Valerie Plame Wilson just recently when her book "…
Plame Blows Kisses at CBS, NBC, Bloggers; Husband Hails Hillary
October 24th, 2007 7:57 AM
As Valerie Plame does the interview rounds – CBS, NBC, CNN, NPR – someone might miss the far-left, Bush-hating blog interviews. On Firedoglake, the most notable pro-Plame blog, Plame did a typewritten chat with her leftist admirers on Monday. She loved the leftist bloggers at FDL – even had them to her home for dinner -- and declared her interviews on CBS and NBC were fair.