That liberal media is at it again. Glenn Beck who has a program on CNN, was hired as a political commentator by ABC and has his own radio program recently called Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) a “stereotypical bitch”. Maybe Glenn would know since it takes one to know one. One definition of a bitch is wealthy right-winger with multiple soap-boxes that lives in the gutter of political commentary, calls someone a name, the incident was taped and then tries to worm his way out of it.
Beck boy probably thinks that right-wing Republican strategists Edwina Rogers is a good little woman. The kind that is all too willing to engage in the kinds of lies that typifies modern conservatives, GOP strategist falsely claimed Plame appeared in Vanity Fair before being outed
In fact, Plame’s photos appeared in Vanity Fair several months after syndicated columnist Robert D. Novak’s July 14, 2003, column disclosed her identity, and Wilson’s July 6, 2003, Times op-ed appeared long after he delivered his report on Niger to the CIA.
M’s Rogers echo of this particular lie is all over the internet and not the first time that Fox has allowed someone to repeat it without question. Einstein aside, us regular human beings live on a linear time line. Once Novak revealed her identity, courtesy Dick Cheney’s office M’s Plame’s status as a covert agent was blown. She was then free to appear in whatever magazines she felt like appearing in. That is at the point, the treachery of the Whitehouse with the help of the right-wing echo ruined M’s Plame’s career as a covert operative who was an expert on WMD. From the Lbby indictment,
As a person with such clearances, LIBBY was obligated by applicable
laws and regulations, including Title 18, United States Code, Section 793, and Executive Order
12958 (as modified byExecutive Order13292), not to disclose classified information to persons not
authorized to receive such information, and otherwise to exercise proper care to safeguard classified
information against unauthorized disclosure.
The Right, Glenn Reynolds and the National Review among other fringe right venues continue the lie that somehow M’s Plame sent her husband to Niger. They were wrong three years ago and they are still wrong,
In 2002,after an inquiry to the CIA by the Vice President concerning certain intelligence reporting, the CIA decided on its own initiative to send Wilson to the country of Niger to investigate allegations involving Iraqi efforts to acquire uranium yellowcake, a processed form of uranium ore.
If Plame’s identity was public knowledge why did Scooter’s buddy Judith Miller rely on reports from from Scooter instead of calling the supposedly well known covert agent M’s Plame,
On or about the morning of July 8, 2003, LIBBY met with New York Times reporter
Judith Miller. When the conversation turned to the subject of Joseph Wilson, LIBBY asked that the
information LIBBY provided on the topic of Wilson be attributed to a “former Hill staffer” rather
than to a “senior administration official,” as had been the understanding with respect to other
information that LIBBY provided to Miller during this meeting. LIBBY thereafter discussed with
Miller Wilson’s trip and criticized the CIA reporting concerning Wilson’s trip. During this
discussion, LIBBY advised Miller of his belief that Wilson’s wife worked for the CIA.
Beginningin or about January2004, and continuing until the date of this indictment,
Grand Jury 03-3 sitting in the District of Columbia conducted an investigation (“the Grand Jury
Investigation”) into possible violations of federal criminal laws, including: Title 50, United States
Code, Section 421 (disclosure of the identity of covert intelligence personnel); and Title 18, United
States Code, Sections 793 (improper disclosure of national defense information), 1001 (false
statements), 1503 (obstruction of justice), and 1623 (perjury).
The Judge, the special prosecutor and the grand jury proceeded on a request from the CIA and the fact that M’s Plame was indeed covert, but none of that matters because talking heads on Fox and the usual suspects on the fringe Right blogs say she wasn’t. The Right cannot get through a single day without an unsupported assertion.
Another little piece of hope that the Right hung their hats on was the assertion that the erroneous entry in the Senate Intelligence report, that to the Right anyway verified their charge of nepotism. While it isn’t logical that nepotism would automatically invalidate any facts found by Joseph Wilson on his Niger trip, the hope by the Right was that the charge would cast some doubt on Wilson’s veracity. We now find out that the Senate report was in fact wrong on that count, Valerie Plame Speaks–Finally–About CIA Leak Case
They have pointed to a Senate intelligence committee report that suggested Valerie Wilson was instrumental in sending him. Before the House committee, she testified that she did not have the authority to dispatch her husband on such a trip, that a coworker had the idea to send Joe Wilson (who years earlier had taken on a similar assignment for the Counterproliferation Division), and that she had merely been asked to write a note confirming her husband’s credentials. She also said that a colleague was misquoted within the Senate intelligence committee report (saying she had proposed her husband for the trip) and that this colleague subsequently was prevented by a superior from sending the committee a memo correcting the record. In other words, her husband’s detractors have overplayed this angle. (By he way, much of this story was reported in Hubris.) Democrats on the committee said they would ask the CIA for a copy of the smothered memo.
One among several comical arguments now being made by the rabid Right is that in Plame’s testimony before Congress M’s Plame said she had no personal knowledge of all those in the Bush Whitehouse that blew her classified cover so no crime was committed and even if the Whitehouse did blow her cover there was no intent. Sad, but true. Imagine if a gang composed of George, Dick, Scooter and Karl attacked a member of your family. Since you had no personal knowledge of who attacked your family or their intent that means the gang is innocent. Its the right-wing Bozo school of law.
Glenn Beck’s soul mate John Gibson – John Gibson Calls Valerie Plame ” Spy Babe”. She is far more attractive then Ann Coulter who has said Democratic women are ugly.
“I have nothing but contempt and anger for those who betray the trust by exposing the name of our sources. They are, in my view, the most insidious of traitors.” George H.W. Bush, April 26, 1999