Late Night: Why Dick Hates Colin

By: Friday September 2, 2011 8:00 pm

So, um… did everybody here go out and buy Dick Cheney’s autobiography (In My Time, which came out earlier this week) yet?


Late Night: Years Later, Judith Miller Is Still Doing Scooter Libby’s Laundry

By: Friday December 17, 2010 8:00 pm

A couple of days ago, I managed to stumble across Judith Miller’s review of Fair Game, the movie based on the Plame leak scandal (via Valerie Plame Wilson and Joseph Wilson’s books on the subject).

Given the source — and especially that she wrote the review for the Wall Street Journal editorial page — I figured the review would be a masterpiece of unintentional comedy, and I wasn’t disappointed.

Late Night: Bush’s Version of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

By: Friday November 26, 2010 8:00 pm

A chief executive whose mental gears were engaged might have thought to himself, “Hmm, wait a second. Why would Scooter lie, to the point of obstructing justice, if he wasn’t involved in the leak to Novak?” He might have been even more suspicious when his vice president compared Libby to “a soldier on the battlefield” — implying that Libby’s crimes were committed on behalf of the administration.

Late Night: By Any Means Necessary (Including Hollywood and High Fashion)

By: Friday September 24, 2010 8:00 pm

Valerie Plame Wilson’s unlikely story of personal survival and perseverance.

Late Night: “Fair Game” at Cannes – The Hollywood-ization (and GOP-ization?) of the Valerie Plame Story

By: Friday May 14, 2010 8:00 pm

Why does a film supposedly based on Valerie Plame Wilson’s autobiography substitute GOP talking points for the story she told?

Late Night: The Last Temptation of Mike Allen

By: Friday April 23, 2010 8:00 pm

It was only six and a half years ago that Allen became a well-known journalist the old-fashioned way — co-writing a story for the Washington Post that was immediately hailed as “one of the most memorable pieces of White House journalism produced in the Bush era” and was substantially responsible for the conviction of a high-ranking government official on perjury and obstruction of justice charges.

The Brits Buried Evidence on David Kelly’s Death

By: Sunday January 24, 2010 8:30 am

One of the things that happened in one of Ari Fleischer’s last briefings (trying to look for it now) is that he was informed by reporters that Tony Blair would be coming for a visit–Fleischer, apparently, had not been told about what was apparently a last minute trip. Which had the effect of–just days after Plame’s identity was leaked and on the day Kelly was suicided–having Blair and Bush having a last minute visit together.

Dick Cheney, Scooter Libby, and the “Unremarkable” Meat Grinder

By: Friday November 6, 2009 4:00 pm

Ever since they were released last Friday, I’ve been meaning to write about the FBI notes of Dick Cheney’s interview with Plamemania special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald.  As is her wont, Emptywheel has already critiqued Cheney’s non-answers from a variety of angles, and multiple media reports have commented on the ex-Veep’s nearly all-encompassing amnesia, best summarized by Watergate whistle-blower John [...]

Working Through the Extra Hour Tonight

By: Saturday October 31, 2009 9:00 am

With the time change, people get an extra hour tonight. Some will have fun, but others will work, like those at State, DOD, and the WH who are watching Afghanistan.

But Marcy Wheeler’s got new Plame materials to dig through, which ought to make for a scary Halloween for Dick Cheney and his minions.

You Mean They Lied??!! Shocked, I Tell You!

By: Thursday May 29, 2008 7:02 am

The passionate media poobah dismissal of Scott McLellan’s new book, and the insistence that he has joined the ranks of liberal bloggers in an outlandish attack on their integrity, is pretty amusing. I guess it’s on us to remind everyone how Time Magazine knew that what McClellan was telling them about Plame wasn’t true, but they printed it anyway…

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