What’s in the Kool-Aid at Bloomberg?
Media Blog readers know that last week Bloomberg put out a friendly press release on the truth-telling Joe Wilson. This week, Bloomberg follows up with a tour de force of anti-Rove spin and scandalmongering:
Republican Party Chairman Ken Mehlman said yesterday on “Meet the Press” that recent newspaper stories “have the effect of exonerating and vindicating Mr. Rove, not implicating him. That information says Karl Rove was not Bob Novak’s source, that Novak told Rove, not the other way around, and it says that Karl warned Matt Cooper about Joe Wilson.”
Others see difficulties in these arguments. They note the inherent contradiction between Rove’s testimony to the grand jury that he learned Plame’s name from Novak and his statement to Novak during the July 8 phone call that “I’ve heard that, too.”
What contradiction? Rove HAD heard that Wilson’s wife worked for the CIA. He had NOT heard that her name was Valerie Plame. That’s his story, and so far we have no reason to disbelieve him. Please, Bloomberg, produce these “others” you speak of, so that they may be held up to ridicule for not understanding the concept of “contradiction”.