ARC's 1st Law: As a "progressive" online discussion grows longer, the probability of a nefarious reference to Karl Rove approaches one

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Alert - Jason Leopold Still in Denial!!!

Jason Leopold and Marc Ash are continuing to peddle their "story" that Rove has already been indicted - and that it's under a double-super-secret seal, to the point that the indictment is Sealed v. Sealed. Apparently, Fitzy is so concerned about keeping it sealed that he couldn't even put "US" as one of the parties.

Anyway, Leopold is going to take to the airways and take some tough questions from Ed Schultz... wait, well... he's going to take questions, but I doubt they'll be "tough."

Reporter who published indictment report to make radio appearance
RAW STORY
Published: Tuesday June 13, 2006

Jason Leopold, the Truthout.org reporter who asserted May 13 that Karl Rove had been indicted in the CIA leak case, has scheduled an appearance on the nationally syndicated Ed Schultz talk radio show at 3:30 PM ET, RAW STORY can reveal.

Truthout editor Mark Ash continues to stand by the indictment report, and a second piece yesterday in which Leopold asserted that Rove's indictment might be sealed.

"We are stunned by the magnitude of the reaction to the article we published yesterday morning," Ash said. "We have put our cards on the table. We invite Mr. Luskin to do the same."

"To clarify: The entire basis for the information that 'Rove has been cleared' comes from a verbal statement by Karl Rove's attorney. No one else confirms that. As Karl Rove's attorney Robert Luskin is bound to act - in all regards - in Rove's best interest. We question his motives."

No indication has been given of the nature of Leopold's appearance. He has said previously that he would out his sources if he believed he had been misled.

And sure, it's a great strategy for Luskin to go to press and make false assertions about what Fitzy's going to do - the very guy that could indict his client. What's the probability that Luskin would say Rove's in the clear without having Fitzy first communicated that to him? ZERO. However, in the "reality based community" hope springs eternal, apparently.

For some reason, I don't think Jason will be outing his sources today. But I will be listening.

Visit Ed Schultz's site to listen online.

*** UPDATE ***
Here is a link to the mp3 of the audio of Jason Leopold's discussion with Ed Schultz. It's quite amazing how wild-eyed and nutty Jason is... And it's clear in this interview and in Ed's subsequent discussions with "progressive" callers that Ed is frustrated as I am about Leopold's unwillingness to disclose the sources that lied to him.

It's also important to note that this isn't just Leopold, but the entire TruthOut "organization" that is going to go down the tubes. During the interview, Leopold said that the decision to stay by the story that Rove has already been indicted was a decision by the organization - not just Leopold. Well, it was a good run, TruthOut. You're toast.

Leopold's basic defense was this:
  1. Rove has been indicted and I'm sticking by that b/c I believe it
  2. Luskin's a liar and until Fitzy confirms Luskin's statement I'm sticking by my story.

Unfortunately for Leopold, Special Prosecutors don't go around each week telling everyone who they're not going to indict.

So, it appears that Leopold will be the next wild-eyed conspiracy theorist making the rounds on the talk shows and being made fun of.



They do kinda look like they're related, huh?

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: St Wendeler

Comments (1)
K said...

I personally believe that Truthout, unless they entirely change their tune on 6/19, have just forfeited their reputations entirely on this story..