Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Fitz Puts (Mis)Stake Through Shuster's Heart

Nathan Goulding of National Review Online had already called out Hardball's David Shuster for some quite blatant lies and distortions; and then George at Seixon used these same overt lies to discredit a fawning DailyKos entry about Shuster. George also notes that he has registered to comment at DailyKos; he might want to see how the Kossacks deal with infidels first.

Among other fabrications, Shuster concocted a "quote" from Libby saying that a "key judgement" of the NIE (meaning all were agreed) was that Saddam was "vigorously trying to procure uranium". MSNBC put it onscreen as a super - see the Seixon link for a screen capture.

But the most unkindest cut of all comes, oddly, from Special Counsel Patrick J. Fitzgerald who just posted a correction to his filing:
In a letter to U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton, Fitzgerald wrote yesterday that he wanted to "correct" the sentence that dealt with the issue in a filing he submitted last Wednesday. That sentence said Libby "was to tell Miller, among other things, that a key judgment of the NIE held that Iraq was 'vigorously trying to procure' uranium."

Instead, the sentence should have conveyed that Libby was to tell Miller some of the key judgments of the NIE "and that the NIE stated that Iraq was 'vigorously trying to procure' uranium."
While NRO and Seixon were shaking the limb Shuster had crawled onto, Fitz came along and cut it off.

Thanks to Sister Toldjah for the NRO and Seixon links.

Also posted at The Jawa Report and Vince Aut Morire.