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Canadian reporter Antonia Zerbisias catches Woodward in a lie.

So I pounced, firing off three questions at the top, asking about Libby and Plame and the scandal. Among the questions was, knowing what he knows now, would anything have changed in his book about the run-up to the Iraq invasion, Plan of Attack? He replied:

None of the facts that I know of I would change.

The indictment against Scooter Libby has to do with things he told the Grand Jury and the FBI in an investigation that took place really after all of the decision to go to war had been finalized, and I think after I had finished my book.

Not quite, since the book wasn't published until 2004, some ten months after Woodward and his unnamed administration offical had that conversation about Plame, and nine months before the scandal broke.

Originally posted to Miri on Thu Nov 17, 2005 at 06:20 PM PST.

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Comment Preferences

  •  what's up with woodward? (none)
    and with journalism in general...?

  •  Woodwhore (none)
    He then goes on to dis bloggers.

    "I politely backed off, only to return later to ask about how he felt about the recent blog attack regarding his brushing aside of the Plame case. He said he paid no attention to blogs."

    Woodwhore is such a high and mighty person that he can't be expected to pay attention to lowly bloggers.

  •  I am not sure if this is a lie per se, but I am (none)
    sure that Woodward is an idiot and a self-serving idiot to boot.
  •  Does he pay attention to Google? (none)
    Bob Woodward is a White House shill.

    Say it with me, people.

    Bob Woodward is a White House shill.

    And while we're at it, Bill O'Reilly is a terrorist sympathizer.

    Glory be to the Google-bomb.

    This week's Google-Bomb: Bob Woodward is a White House shill

    by HollywoodOz on Thu Nov 17, 2005 at 06:49:04 PM PST

  •  Great column (none)
    here's the money shot:

    Here's the extra special sleazy part: Woodward admits that none of this would have come out had his mysterious source not spilled the beans to the Special Counsel.

    [Woodward:] "I was first contacted by Fitzgerald's office on Nov. 3 after one of these officials went to Fitzgerald to discuss an interview with me in mid-June 2003 during which the person told me Wilson's wife worked for the CIA on weapons of mass destruction as a WMD analyst."

    So who spilled the beans? and why?

  •  Caught in a lyrics (none)
    Remember the old Bon Jovi song, "You give love a bad name"?

    Well, the chorus to it went like this:

    Shot through the heart
    And you're to blame
    You give love a bad name
    I play my part and you play your game
    You give love a bad name
    You give love a bad name
    I humbly submit that we should adjust it for a new karaoke theme that can be sung to a video montage of Bush, Cheney, Rummy, Rice, Powell, Libby, Woodward, etc., and that the adjustments should be as follows:
    Caught in a lie
    And you're to blame
    You give war a bad name
    I play my part and you play your game
    You give war a bad name
    You give war a bad name's just a thought.
  •  There is no outside the Beltway (none)
    Woodward apologized to his editor, Leonard Downie, and to his paper.  Nothing said to us readers or to the country.  Like, "Sorry."

    Even better:  Downie accepted the apology and is satisfied.

    Glad for them.

  •  There's a great piece over at Media Matters (none)
    on Woodward's duplicity and complicity in the Plame Affair.  He was constantly carrying water for the White House on the issue, and yet he withheld critical information from Fitzgerald's investigation.  And don't believe for a minute it had anything to do with "protecting sources."

    Like Judith Miller, he was protecting his reputation.  Bob Woodward, whistle-swallower, is turning out to be a major journalistic disappointment.  


    The rhetoric of the right wing is being fixed around the policy of disinformation.

    by MoronMike on Thu Nov 17, 2005 at 08:05:46 PM PST

    •  I can't believe I'm quoting Scarborough (none)
      but he said it so well:  "Bob Woodward doesn't work for the Washington Post.  Bob Woodward works for Bob Woodward."

      "Let all the dreamers wake the nation." -- Carly Simon

      by Cream City on Thu Nov 17, 2005 at 08:56:57 PM PST

      [ Parent ]

  •  The biggest Woodward lie... (4.00)
    is his claim that the CIA conducted a review of the damage resulting from the treasonous outing of Ms. Wilson and that they had concluded that damage was negligible.  The CIA has denied this.  So, if Woodie is telling the truth, then he is unlawfully disclosing classified information.  If not, he is merely lying.

    Let justice reign though the heavens tremble

    by Viceroy on Thu Nov 17, 2005 at 08:10:37 PM PST

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