Six Stories

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emptywheel
Judy Miller says that only six of her stories were based on questionable reporting. I'll have to remember that. By my count, there are way more than six that are totally full of shit, just in her war reporting (and watch out, because I'm looking back at her famous aluminum tubes story--something to look forward to in 2006).

Reading between the (Intercepted Communication) Lines

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emptywheel
I'm going to assume (based on abundant evidence) that James Risen and Eric Lichtblau have more logical sense than Pinch and Keller. Therefore, I'm going to also assume that when they present logically inconsistent facts in today's story, they are doing so to tell us some of the super secret stuff about the NSA intercept case that Dick and Bush don't want us to know. Here's the fundamental illogic in their piece

The White House Bunkers Down

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emptywheel
Back in September, I was one of the first to notice that Cheney had left Bush to his own devices in responding to New Orleans. At the time, I suspected Cheney might be trying to demonstrate how much Bush relies on Cheney when he needs to execute something effectively, rather than just spin it.

The Townsend Campaign

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emptywheel
Summary: In this post, I argue that Murray Waas' latest argument is not, as some suspect, a rehashed Rove leak. Rather, it comes very close to asserting that Libby had leaked a different smear story to Bob Novak at about the time of the Wilson leak. This suggests, I argue, that it is very likely that Novak's first leak came from OVP, if not from Libby himself. Well, Typepad's long downtime today
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