Thursday, October 25, 2007

Everybody does it

Its not just the extreme right that uses the standard intelligence agency techniques of deception.  The nominal ‘left’ also enjoys it.  Note the Raw Story headline:  ‘CBS confirms 2006 Raw Story scoop: Plame's job was to keep nukes from Iran’. Of course, the stark truth is that CBS was plugging its show in which CIA agent Plame confirmed the CIA leak which was the original Raw Story ‘scoop’.  Shame!

As I’ve pointed out numerous times, Plame’s status as an outed agent, outed long before Armitage and Novak came along, makes all stories of her WMD-busting heroics just more tall tales from the professional liars at the CIA.

Note the intro to the original ‘scoop’:

“According to current and former intelligence officials . . . ”

who were, needless to day, “speaking under strict confidentiality”.

Pure Judy Miller: an intelligence agency with an agenda spreads its agenda with the help of an entirely credulous ‘journalist’ who shares the agenda, and doesn’t mind relying on uncorroborated anonymous sources with an obvious bias to do so.  Shame!