Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2007 12:56:27 -0500
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Crickets at the Washington Post
Larry C Johnson*
*I have tried repeatedly in the last two weeks to get a letter to the
editor and a letter to the Ombudsman (perhaps Ombudswoman?) published at
the Washington Post in response to their clear policy of advocating on
behalf of Scooter Libby. *
*Here's my most recent letter to Deborah Howell, the incompetent ombudsman:*
*Dear Ms. Howell:*
*Instead of turning to someone who actually knows the truth you
prefer to bury your
head in the sand of ingnorance. It is not just my word. You can
ask a host of
retired CIA officers who can verify that Valerie Plame was covert
until her identity
was compromised in the Robert Novak article. The willful ignorance
of the Post
is a disgrace to journalism. The number of people who can vouch for
identity is significant. Ask Tyler Drumheller, Chief of the
European Division of
the CIA Directorate of Operations. Ask Robert Grenier. Ask me.
Ask Jim Marcinkowski.
Ask Mike Grimaldi. Ask Brent Cavan. Ask Gary Berntsen. Ask Mike
of talking to CIA officers who know firsthand, you rely on Victoria
has ZERO experience as a CIA officer. Hell, ask John McLaughlin.
Ask Bill Harlow
(oops, I forgot, he already told your reporters she was undercover
and asked them
not to report it.)*
*Your ignorance and cowardice on this is breathtaking.
*What is so troubling about the Post is that it has been unflagging in
printing puff pieces about Scooter. Last week, for example, the Post
published the work of Byron York and Victoria Toensing. The only
"rebuttal" allowed was a 150-word letter from Brent Budowsky. The
refusal to fairly and accurately present the other side of this issue is
a further sign that the Washington Post has lost its way as a
journalistic institution. I am canceling my subscription to the Post.
I encourage others to do likewise. *
*Posted by Larry Johnson on Monday, 26 February 2007 at 11:53 | *