Friday, November 18, 2005


The whole Hillary Plame affair seems to be winding down. In the beginning, the more optimistic members of the left/media complex anxiously waited for Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald to hand out their "Fitzmas" gifts--an indictment of Karl Rove, maybe even Cheney or Bush. Eagerness turned to slight dismay when only the Vice President's Chief of Staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby was indicted, and not even for revealing Plame's identity as an alleged "deep cover" operative. Instead, he was charged with lying to investigators about his conversations with reporters, during which he allegedly leaked her name. At least that gave Chris Matthews something to talk about.

Now Watergate reporter Bob Woodward, a paragon of virtue on the left, has come out and said that Libby may be telling the truth. It turns out that someone else leaked Plame's identity to Woodward, and it wasn't Libby. So what will the media say now?

Now they're turning on Woodward, saying he's gotten too close to the institutions of power and chronicling his fall from the grace since the days of his Watergate reporting. Here's what our buddy Ariana Huffington, speaking for the mainstream left, had to say:

"Hear that hissing noise? That's the sound of the air being let out of Woodward's reputation."

Yeah, he's no Mary Mapes. That's for sure.
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