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Wednesday, July 13, 2005
 
Karl Rove and Deep Throat
by Cordeiro
With all the dust up on what exactly Karl Rove said to whom about what, I find myself pondering a few questions.

Principal among these questions is "Where is the MSM's respect for the widely used and often quoted but never revealed (on pain of death or - even worse - ostracization) Anonymous High Level Administration Sources?"

Oh, I forgot, we're talking about Karl Rove, who in the eyes of the media is the modern day equivalent of a Sith Lord. I digress.

For historical reference, I present SOTR Exhibit 1 - Mark Felt. Felt was the #2 man at the FBI during Watergate. In his spare time, which he evidently had a lot of, he fed inside (classified, secret, and otherwise official) information to the Washington Post's Dynamic Duo of Woodward and Bernstein. Yes, for those of you who missed the great revelation, Mark Felt was Deep Throat.

Now let's be blunt here. Mark Felt violated his sworn oath of office and committed so many crimes in passing whatever information he passed to W & B that I can't list them all here for fear of developing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Felt was little more than a disgruntled employee (having been passed over for the #1 FBI job) with an ax to grind.

Never the less, Mr. Felt is considered by the elites in the MSM (especially Woodward and Bernstein) to be a National Hero equal to any of those who stormed the beaches of Normandy or Iwo Jima. Why is this so? Because Felt's actions contributed in large part to the downfall of Richard Nixon. And Nixon was then, as Rove is now, the personification of Evil Incarnate.

Somehow Felt being Deep Throat is laudable and praise worthy, but Rove being a background source for Time Magazine's Mark Cooper is worthy of summary execution.

I'm not going to get into too many details of what Karl Rove may or may not have done. From what I'm able to filter out from the MSM blowtorch is Rove spoke on "double secret deep background" to Cooper about Joe Wilson's claims his Niger mission had been authorized by Big Time and George Tenet.

(For the record, Wilson's authorization claims, in addition to most if not all of his claims regarding his Niger mission have been proven to be unfounded and outright fabrications.)

During this conversation, Rove told Cooper that Wilson's mission had been authorized by the CIA - evidently at the urging of Wilson's wife who works at Langley.

Now remember, this whole thing erupted because of a column written by Robert Novak. Novak eluded to Wilson's wife and her covert status. Said covert status was evidently known to just about everyone in Washington anyway. Novak didn't think he was telling anyone anything they didn't already know.

Enter Senator Slow Joe Biden, who claims Rove's conversation with Cooper was the real outing of Wilson's wife. He states Rove, while not mentioning Wilson's wife's name but revealing who she worked for is a "distinction without a difference". I wonder who he plagarized that phrase from. Biden hasn't had an original thought in nearly 30 years.

The MSM has a problem here. They can whine all they want about Rove's parsing of words and terminology, but remember, this is the same MSM who stood stalwartly by Bill "der Schliekmeister" Clinton as he attempted to redefine the meaning of "is".

In the mean time, I guess the MSM's respect for anonymous sources depends on who, and more importantly, which party is the subject of the witch hunt.

Here endeth the lesson.
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Bad blogging ettiquete, oh, you mean like leaving a public post detailing someone else's bad ettiquete?

It was a minor oversight on Cordeiro's behalf, and one I'm sure he'll correct as soon as possible.

If we didn't have a great deal of admiration for the IMAO crew this reply would have had it's fair share of bad ettiquete as well.
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