Sunday, July 17, 2005

Great Editorial by Larry C. Johnson - Worth a read

The Minnesota Star-Tribune published a great editorial by Larry C. Johnson, entitled "A Secret Known, a Cover Blown". This is an important piece, because it is the second major editorial, along with Paul Krugman's Karl Rove's America, published in the New York Times, to point out the hypocrisy of the Bush Administration and the outright fraudulence in the Administration's smear campaign of Joseph Wilson and Valerie Plame.

Another great editorial on the subject is Frank Rich's To Find Karl Rove, Follow the Uranium, also published in the New York Times. Rich's primary contention: This scandal is about the unmasking of an ill-conceived war, not the unmasking of a CIA operative who posed for Vanity Fair.

Coupled with the complete grilling that Scott McClellan faced by the Whitehouse Press Corps last week, and it is apparent that the tide is turning - the Bush Administration is falling out of favor in the mainstream media.

What is of utmost important is that this message continue to spread throughout the mainstream media - The smear campaign of Wilson and Plame must be put to an end, and called out for what it is.

Update: Another great article on this issue has been published, this time by the Washington Post, written by Jim VandeHei and Mike Allen: In Plame Leaks, Long Shadows. This is a high-level overview of the Plame leak, and will help to fill in the details of the story for those who haven't been playing the closest attention to the story. There is no evidence of RNC talking point detritus defiling this article, which instead focuses on the facts.