Truthout: No, really, Rove was indicted

posted at 9:15 pm on June 19, 2006 by Allahpundit

They’ve carefully retraced their steps, and — yup, he was indicted. It’s all right there in the powdery pages of Jason Leopold’s notebook. What happened was, Rove and Luskin made a deal with Fitzgerald after the super-double-secret sealed mystery indictment was handed down: Fitz agreed to keep it sealed in exchange for Rove agreeing to give up the goods on … Dick Cheney.

Which he promptly did.

So now the story’s even bigger!

Spruiell says you have to read it to believe it. He’s right.

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Anyone seen Mary Mapes lately?

Attila (Pillage Idiot) on June 19, 2006 at 9:19 PM

Still can’t get over the fact that their main players in this, Plame and Wilson,were shown to be opportunistic weasels and that NO crime was actually committed in regards to her super dooper secret cover,Reality is a difficult and challenging concept to these people.

bbz123 on June 19, 2006 at 9:24 PM

Yes, it was Cheney. Mary Cheney. I have it on good authority. Part of a nefarious lesbian cabal deep within the CIA.

JammieWearingFool on June 19, 2006 at 9:32 PM

No, really, the world IS flat!

flipflop on June 19, 2006 at 9:33 PM

Few things are more fun than watching the Left believe their own nonsense as they crumble into a smelly pile of donkey poo.


GT on June 19, 2006 at 9:39 PM

OK, the Truthout folks are in serious cover-our-behinds mode. The crux argument is as follows, from the story:

For the record, we did reach Kimberly Nerheim, a spokesperson for Patrick Fitzgerald, and asked her these questions: Did a grand jury return an indictment of Karl Rove? Did Patrick Fitzgerald send a fax to Robert Luskin similar to that described in recent press reports? Is Patrick Fitzgerald’s probe of the Plame matter still ongoing? Her response to each question was identical: “I have no comment.”

Basically, the truthout people seek answers from the Fitzgerald office in order to cover Leopold and how Truthout was either (a) played like a carnival kazoo, or (b) complicit in the whole affair and the chickens are coming home to roost. By asking the Fitzgerald office, the know that they will not get any answers, because answering their questions or revealing the goings-on of a grand jury is against federal law. They knew they were going to get a non-answer and would then use that to back their contention that it was positive proof that Rove was in fact indicted, or at very least it is unproveable as anyone on the right (or in their right minds) would not be able to very their claims as they would receive the same answers.

The whole Truthout article here is a page clean out of the CBS/Rathergate/Plame playbook.

Prophet on June 19, 2006 at 9:41 PM

Somehow I blew the blockquote close tags. Sorry.

Prophet on June 19, 2006 at 9:42 PM

Wow, the lengths some people go to cover a lie… and I’m talking about TO here… not the administration…

Romeo13 on June 19, 2006 at 9:43 PM

Oh… and by the way, leaking Grand Jury testimony is against the law… why no investigation of this??

Romeo13 on June 19, 2006 at 9:44 PM

But do they know Cheney has a weak heart? They are sliming Cheney to cover their A$$?

How low can they get?

easy87us on June 19, 2006 at 9:49 PM

Prophet nailed it,since we cannot prove he was NOT actually indicted then there is a chance in the rainbow-skies of the left that he actually WAS and it’s a secret.So there.

bbz123 on June 19, 2006 at 9:50 PM

Truthout is claiming that their sources used them to get the story out so that Fitzgerald could intimidate Rove…what makes them so conceited that they think anyone would use a third-rate left-wing blog as their first choice to get a story publicized?

4thelittleguy on June 19, 2006 at 10:19 PM

“what makes them so conceited that they think anyone would use a third-rate left-wing blog as their first choice to get a story publicized?

4thelittleguy on June 19, 2006 at 10:19 PM”

Wearing tin hat and smoking Japanese green tea would do that to you.

easy87us on June 19, 2006 at 11:05 PM

pigs fly. i promise. i read it on truthout.

they must be smokin’ some serious crack over there at truthout.

pullingmyhairout on June 19, 2006 at 11:13 PM

An old liberal ploy is to lie, lie, and lie again if someone manages to get the real Truthout. Lie enough times and the morons will believe anything.

This is how the liberals got so many to believe in rigged elections, and polls. ;o)

DannoJyd on June 19, 2006 at 11:22 PM

I know who is leaking all the infomation to this hack reporter…and not a good one at that. It was Professor Plum in the Library, with the candlestick. Or was it Col. Mustard in the kitchen with the rope?

Do these people live in reality? At All!

Terlizzi999 on June 19, 2006 at 11:34 PM

How crunchy is this man? Rove like WAS indicted man!
DUUUUUUDE, I need more weed man.

Defector01 on June 19, 2006 at 11:48 PM

The truth is out – they’re smoking dope over there.

Entelechy on June 20, 2006 at 1:18 AM

Someone’s posting between bong hits.

violet on June 20, 2006 at 3:13 AM

This whole thing reminds me of something.

Anybody else ever see the 2002 teen flick “Slackers?” About 3 guys who cheat their way through college? Anyone?

Well, the main character (“Dave,” I think) has this technique for successfully lying, particularly to girls. He simply chooses to believe his own lie, and then repeats it over and over, looking right at his victim. After a few repetitions, they buy it. There’s a classic scene in the flick where he convinces two young honey’s that he’s a “commercial airline pilot” by doing this.

Same exact principle here. Only the kid in the movie was good at it.

Professor Blather on June 20, 2006 at 7:08 AM

To paraphrase another of the looney left:

“All I need are some cool waves, a tasty buzz, Truthout, and I’m fine!!!”

BigOrangeAxe on June 20, 2006 at 7:36 AM

This is like having a webcam in the dayroom at the asylum. I hope someone from the psychiatric community is watching.

Pablo on June 20, 2006 at 8:12 AM

Being liberal is never having to say I’m wrong. Of course, if your entire mantra is based on lies, what else can you do?

docdave on June 20, 2006 at 10:33 AM

This sounds a lot like something I saw while I was trolling DU yesterday. They actually claim that Rove was exonerated by lying to the American people and telling the truth to the Grand Jury.


Jezla on June 20, 2006 at 10:34 AM