In response to this post from my inestimable co-conspirator Brian, I'd like to make a pointed statement to Jason Leopold of TruthOut.org.
You were lied to. Someone fed you a line of b.s. to get you to go out on a limb so that your credibility would be tarnished. The story is no longer whether Rove will be indicted - even if he's indicted tomorrow your credibility is nothing (although I bet there are some tinfoil-hat-wearing moonbats that think you're right on target... HALLIBURTON!!!)
No, the story is no longer Karl Rove and whether he's indicted. The story is who are you sources that tried to completely destroy your career?
In order to reclaim your credibility in the blogosphere, let's be consistent and give you 24 business hours to reveal your sources.
And once you've done that, I would recommend a little shift in your branding. Change the brand from TruthOut to TruthIn. It would highlight your conscious decision from now on to focus on the facts in stories and question the motives of your sources.
Previous TruthOut posts here, in chronological order:
- The Blogswarm That Wasn't
- Still waiting for Fitzmas
- Another 24 hours...
- I Heard That, Too...
- Preparing for Fitzmas - 6 Months of Booze?!
- Its 4pm, do you know where your indictments are?
- Ahead of the "Fake But Accurate" News Cycle
- It's now been 14 days
- 21 Days
- Fitzmas turned into another Fizzlemas?
I'll be emailing this post to Jason and provide any of his responses here.
*** Update ***
Jeff Goldstein @ ProteinWisdom pokes fun as well.
BREAKING: ROVE INDICTMENT TO BE ANNOUNCED MONDAY
...Or more precisely, Jason Leopold will reiterate his belief in the indictment’s imminence on Monday, muttering about it to himself over a half-dozen Wahoo’s fish tacos and a Diet Berries and Cream Dr Pepper. But that’s kinda like news, right?
Posted by Jeff Goldstein @ 10:28 PM
ARC: St Wendeler