A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS
The only thing better than reveling in the conviction of Scooter Libby these days is listening to the desperate cries of conservatives whining for a presidential pardon. A great example is the Wall Street Journal's Wednesday editorial, which calls the trial "a travesty of justice."
A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL
BuzzFlash has had a personal interest in the Libby case, since we were the second online – and for that matter journalistic source of any sort – to report on the importance of the outing of Valerie Plame in the infamous Bob Novak column.
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT
Washington, DC - The conviction of former Cheney chief-of-staff Scooter Libby in regard to the leaking of a covert CIA agent's identity and the smearing of Bush Administration opponents has led to outrage across the country. Editorials call for Cheney and Bush advisor Karl Rove to resign their White House posts and for the President not to pardon Libby. Libby is highest-ranking White House official to be convicted of a felony since the Iran-Contra Affair.
MS. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON
Yes, I was glad to see Libby convicted, but what about the crime of outing a CIA agent? If this whole episode regarding Libby was to be compared to the peeling of a giant onion ... Libby is just the outside skin and not anywhere near the heart of the matter.
A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Peter Michaelson
The White House Correspondents Association must cancel its April 21 dinner if it's serious about atoning for its complicity in the American tragedy in Iraq. Guest-of-honor George W. Bush does not deserve such moral support as this dinner bestows upon him. And our democracy can't survive the media-government cronyism this event signifies.
BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE
Don't cry for Scooter Libby -- cry for Joe Wilson and Valerie Plame, cry for those whose lives have been scarred by Libby and the rest of this cabal, aka George Bush and "his" administration! Cry for America and the damage we have and will suffer because of the lies Bush and Cheney told in order to wage war in Iraq. Cry for our soldiers in Iraq, cry for the innocent Iraqi people and their suffering. Cry for the fact that there are men sitting in the White House who are unscrupulous crooks who will do anything to further their desires to dominate the world.
"I am very disappointed with the verdict."
(I'm glad Ted Wells isn't billing me.)
"I am saddened for Scooter and his family."
(Christ, my damn leg is killing me.)
WORLD MEDIA WATCH
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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT
The Center for Constitutional Rights
March 6, 2007, New York - Today the Center for Constitutional Rights issued a statement in response to the news that CCR's client, Majid Khan, one of the 14 so-called high value detainees at Guantánamo who were kept in secret CIA prisons and tortured before being transferred to Guantánamo in September 2006, would be brought before the Combatant Status Review Tribunal despite having been denied access to counsel: