Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Greetings from a parallel universe

Did you know there is a place in which Joe Wilson was proven wrong about Iraq's WMDs? Where Scooter Libby performed a "public serice" when he leaked classified infomration? Did you know that a major newspaper in this parallel world believes that the prosecution of Scooter Libby "suggest(s) that senior government officials have no right to fight back against critics who make false allegations"?

There's the signpost up ahead -- the Wall Street Journal Zone.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Wall Street Journal must recognize that it has no reputation to protect. How sad for the editors to have no serious purpose in life, with all that newsprint to cover six days a week.

As you observed quite a few weeks ago, Fitzgerald knows what he's doing. The Journal probably knows what he's doing, too, since he's gone to great lengths to explain how he is fulfilling his charge from the Justice Department, at the behest of the CIA, to investigate and prosecute as appropriate.

Now that the walls are closing in, the Journal is frantically painting new landscapes upon them.

It sees the legal process closing in and tries to redifine it as another act in the political game. Fine, but when the editors discount the facts, they cheapen the news -- which is what they are ostensibly selling. If the truth doesn't matter, then neither does the Wall Street Journal.

2:05 PM  
Blogger Eric Soderstrom said...

Did you check out the comments on the original article? It is a little encouraging to see at least a few Journal readers calling BS on the op-ed.

3:39 PM  
Blogger bluememe said...

"If the truth doesn't matter, then neither does the Wall Street Journal."

If these folks were capable of thinking in those terms, we would likely not be in this mess.

The WSJ has proven itself to be the Fox News of the French cuff set. Truth is largely irrelevant to them -- they are advocates for kleptocratic wing of the Rpublican Party. Fox rallies the enlisted men; WSJ rallies the officers.

And esoder, it looks like WSJ is doing a WaPo and scrubbing the comments -- when I went over there, not a contrary voice to be found in the four or five comments I saw.

7:41 PM  

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