It remains as important as ever to hold the press accountable for hyping Joseph Wilson into the kind of heroic truthteller he portrays himself as rather than the dishonest partisan he is. To that end, I’ve gotten several good e-mails and more bloggers linking to my Wilson posts, such as:
The Political Teen
The Edgar A. Guest Forum
PLUS (added 10/29):
The Zero Point
Also, a reader sent me this link — an interactive way to look at the media’s coverage of Wilson.
MB reader Bryan M. sent this e-mail elaborating on the extent of Wilson’s deceit in his July 2003 op-ed:
In his interview with Josh Marshall, Wilson says that WILSON believed AND his Nigerien contact believed that the Iraqis wanted to purchase yellowcake. The Nigerien said that he refused to meet with the Iraqis BECAUSE he assumed they wanted to buy yellowcake. Isikoff can say whatever he likes about the “oral report” to the CIA but the bottom line is that WILSON says that WILSON believed that WILSON had found evidence that the Iraqis were attempting to purchase yellowcake.
True enough, although Wilson says he didn’t interpret the episode as an “explicit attempt” to purchase uranium. But he’s not the ultimate authority on that, and the Senate Intelligence Committee said it remained an open question.
Another reader sends this e-mail: