Smears, Lies and Videotape

Think Progress has put together a video chronicling the CIA leak scandal. They pulled footage directly from the White House, from network news and other sources. The idea is that someone can watch this video and, in just a few minutes, understand what has happened and why it's important.

Update: AmericaBlog found some big inconsistencies in Woodward's latest account.

Woodward says that when he learned Plame's name (in mid-June 2003), he was in the middle of finishing a book, and that's why he didn't want to come clean with his executive editor at the Washington Post about his involvement in the Valerie Plame affair - he was afraid of getting subpoenaed while working on the book.

...But no one was being subpoenaed in June 2003, no one was even talking about subpoenas at that time. Patrick Fitzgerald wasn't even appointed as special prosecutor until December 2003, and the first journalists, from NBC and Time, weren't subpoenaed until May 2004. Judy Miller wasn't subpoeaned until August 2004, and she didn't do jail time until summer 2005.

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    Re: Smears, Lies and Videotape (none / 0) (#1)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:06:13 PM EST
    Not that I believe it, but could he not have been afraid of Ashcroft, who was investigating it at that point, subpoenaing him?