The Corner

Re: Is Walter Pincus in Trouble?

I’d add one more thing to JPod’s point. Remember how the WPost – as well as the NYTimes, Chris Matthews, and all the usual MSM subjects – beat the drum during the “Karl Rove indictment watch” atmosphere that their coverage created? Rove, they gleefully reported, had initially failed to tell Plame leak investigators and/or the grand jury about his conversation with Time’s Matt Cooper. The omission was said to be indicative of a conscious effort to thwart the investigation – even though that spin was not very compelling on close examination (since Rove had very good reasons to have forgotten the conversation and it actually helped him, so one would think he’d have mentioned it if he had thought of it).

Because we have not had leaks from the investigation, we don’t know if Pincus was asked questions that would have called for revealing the Woodward conversation that he now says he doesn’t remember. We don’t know if he wasn’t asked, if he was asked but he innocently forgot to tell the investigation about Woodward, or if he was asked but he failed to report the Woodward conversation for some other reason.

But as those questions are addressed, it’s worth asking some others. Will the media subject Pincus to its Rove standards? Will they fill their reports with loaded assumptions that, of course, he has perjured himself and his indictment is sure to be announced any day now? Will they do much reporting on Pincus at all?

Yeah, right.

Most Popular

World

Europe Makes Its Choice

The president of the European Council does not usually make news when addressing the UN General Assembly. In fact, the current occupant of the post, Charles Michel might be used to giving UN addresses that attract minimal attention. He is, after all, a former prime minister of Belgium. However, today was ... Read More
World

Europe Makes Its Choice

The president of the European Council does not usually make news when addressing the UN General Assembly. In fact, the current occupant of the post, Charles Michel might be used to giving UN addresses that attract minimal attention. He is, after all, a former prime minister of Belgium. However, today was ... Read More
Law & the Courts

Judge Barrett on the Second Amendment

Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s impressive dissent in Kanter v. Barr (pp. 27-64) illustrates both her fidelity to the Supreme Court’s landmark Second Amendment ruling in District of Columbia v. Heller (2008) and her masterful application of the constitutional methodology of originalism. Rickey I. Kanter pleaded ... Read More
Law & the Courts

Judge Barrett on the Second Amendment

Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s impressive dissent in Kanter v. Barr (pp. 27-64) illustrates both her fidelity to the Supreme Court’s landmark Second Amendment ruling in District of Columbia v. Heller (2008) and her masterful application of the constitutional methodology of originalism. Rickey I. Kanter pleaded ... Read More
Law & the Courts

The Judicial Branch Ragnarök Is Upon Us

As expected, President Trump selected Amy Coney Barrett as his third nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, and now the Judicial Branch Ragnarök and Related Festival of Catholic-Bashing is upon us. Senate Democrats could argue that based upon Barrett’s past decisions, they don’t agree with her legal ... Read More
Law & the Courts

The Judicial Branch Ragnarök Is Upon Us

As expected, President Trump selected Amy Coney Barrett as his third nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, and now the Judicial Branch Ragnarök and Related Festival of Catholic-Bashing is upon us. Senate Democrats could argue that based upon Barrett’s past decisions, they don’t agree with her legal ... Read More