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Posted by on Jun 21, 2006 in At TMV | 6 comments

We Was Used!!!

That’s the conclusion of in their non-apology/explanation to their readers.

A taste:

Yes, it does appear that Truthout was used, but not lied to or misled. The facts appear to have been accurate. We reported them, and in so doing, apparently became an instrument. From all indications, our reports, first on May 13 that Rove had been indicted, and then on June 12 when we published case number “06 cr 128,” forced Rove and Luskin back to the table with Fitzgerald, not once but twice. They apparently sought to avoid public disclosure and were prepared to do what they had to do to avoid it.

So what did Rove and Luskin supposedly give Fitzgerald?

Truthout supposes that it’s information about Dick Cheney…

Our sources provided us with additional detail, saying that Fitzgerald is apparently examining closely Dick Cheney’s role in the Valerie Plame matter, and apparently sought information and evidence from Karl Rove that would provide documentation of Cheney’s involvement. Rove apparently was reluctant to cooperate and Fitzgerald, it appears, was pressuring him to do so, our sources told us.

Ahh, to be a fly on the wall in Truthout’s office.

I wonder what the Kool-Aid tastes like…

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  • Captain Carnage

    “I wonder what the Kool-Aid tastes like…”

    I’m willing to bet it tastes fake but accurate.

  • Interesting how you all are still reporting ANYTHING from Truthout.

    They are done!!! No longer a viable source for anything. They don’t matter anymore. Not even worthy of any further discussion. They don’t deserve the attention and free marketing for their website.

  • JP

    Angry Independent – Many parties have said that until we see doucumentation from both sides that is in agreement, we can’t claim to know exactly what has happened.

    I view Truthout with a serious degree of skepticism, but I haven’t seen confirmation from Fitzgerald that the case is closed. Until I do, I’m not making any final conclusion.

  • TomH

    This is what happens with all news organizations who want to ‘break the news’. NYT, WP, Dan Rather, et. al., have all ended up with ‘foot in mouth’ disease. It should be a warning that whenever sensational news appears, hold your breath, count to 10, and check back later. I think truthout is trying, have made mistakes and need to learn from it. Never been in a major newsroom, but see it like Jameison in Spiderman, on the edge, got to get the scoop, sometimes the facts fit, sometimes the story gets published anyway. They’ve all got black eyes. I trust Patrick Fitzgerald and respect what he’s done so far. Can’t wait to see what he does next.

  • Chippedchips

    I understand because of all the dead bodies lying about, that Jim Jones’ Koolaid wasn’t that great.

    Jim Jones….ahhhh yesssss “giveus that ole time religion, that ole time religion, if it was good enuff fer geesus its good enough fer us…sheesh.

    Christianty maybe…religion? Just say Baaaa, put on the blinders and follow.

    “No no little sheepy that isn’t a slaughterhouse, its pat robertson’s church.”

  • AustinRoth

    I am not sure on this point, but once indictments have been handed down by a Grand Jury, even if a deal that is going to result in the charges being dismissed is worked out, it has to go in front of a judge, who then approves (or in very rare cases, disallows) the agreement.

    They couldn’t have just ‘cut a deal’, and magically made an indictment go away, could they?

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