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Josh Marshall: Plame-like disinformation being fed to media on Blanco?

(September 05, 2005 -- 01:17 AM EDT // link // print)
As noted, the Washington Post got burned today by a "senior Bush official" who told them that Gov. Blanco of Louisiana had never declared a state of emergency in the site -- a claim the Post printed as fact. Yet the claim was demonstrably false and by late afternoon the Post had been compelled to print a correction.

This week's Newsweek contains the same false claim -- and though their recital of the anecdote is unsourced, common sense suggests that someone or some operation fed them both the same line, which neither organization checked out before running.

Monday's Times, not surprisingly, confirms that the White House damage control operation is being run by Karl Rove and Dan Bartlett.

Add it up.

And who will report this out?

-- Josh Marshall



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This whitehouse has never been responsible for anything bad that has happened since they took over. If it's good (off hand I really can't think of anything) it's rah, rah, cheerleader.

How anyone can think that a (P)resident, that stays on vacation, after the worst hurricane in our history, is competent to lead us is beyond my realm of thinking.

The hurricane is the worst natural disaster. Election of bushco is the worst man made diaster.

We have to change congress in 2006. Then, we can impeach this sorry excuse for a human being.

My deer Betsy,

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Changing congress to allow impeachment should be our goal!!!

Journalists must do thorough investigation and verify facts. Did anyone ask the Governor herself? I hate the way, each and every time, Bush & his buddies blame everyone else but their protected ones for everything. I could tell from the radio today, right wing talk show, on 970AM in Tampa, that the Bushies were blaming the Gov. and the Mayor...Sickening...When will there be justice???????

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