Former Vice President Dick Cheney was honored at the luxurious Plaza Hotel in Manhattan in a roast organized by Commentary magazine. The event was sponsored by Hedge Fund managers with John Podhoretz of Commentary emceeing. The roasters were Donald Rumsfeld, Michael Mukasey, Joe Lieberman, and Scooter Libby.
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|By: Swopa 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?
|By: emptywheel Wednesday July 13, 2011 6:08 pm|
In any case, given the way the government responds to FOIAs, we’ll probably learn more about this in 5 years or so.
|By: emptywheel Friday June 3, 2011 6:31 am|
I’m most interested in all the assumptions here, that a bunch of Chinese hackers know precisely how the White House email system works. If that’s true, why haven’t we asked the Chinese to turn over the emails OVP deleted from the first days of the Plame leak investigation? And why haven’t we asked the Chinese to turn over all those emails hidden on the RNC’s server? Maybe they can also help us find all of John Yoo’s torture emails?
|By: Michael W. Hudson Saturday May 14, 2011 1:59 pm|
Rarely do lies simply go out in the world and stand on their own. To have staying power, they require a complex network of ancillary lies and human enablers (sometimes knowing, sometime unwitting) who create a web of falsehood. These tangled webs can drain families’ bank accounts, get people killed, cause great institutions to fall, even help crash an economy.
|By: Peterr Monday April 11, 2011 9:20 am|
Way back in January 2008, a certain presidential candidate gave a speech at Ebenezer Baptist Church on the “essential deficit that exists in this country.” It’s a good speech. On Wednesday, President Obama is slated to give a speech on deficit reduction. I hope he check out what that other guy had to say a couple of years ago before he steps in front of the cameras.
|By: Peterr Saturday March 12, 2011 9:00 am|
Back in 2007, NYU professor Jay Rosen held up FDL’s coverage of the Scooter Libby trial as an example of great journalism, and he warned traditional media folks to “make room for FDL in your own ideas about what’s coming on, news-wise.”
Four years later, it sure looks like the good professor knew what he was talking about, doesn’t it?
|By: Teddy Partridge Wednesday March 9, 2011 9:20 am|
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|By: Swopa 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.