Ballsy Journalism Watch, Part III
Scottie Stonewalls, Press Piles on

Updates below.

According to Think Progress, it's war in the White House press briefing room right now. Frustrated journalists are asking Stonewalling Scottie about Rove revelations, and Scottie's apparently shitting his britches.

Raw Story has the transcript here. It's stunning.

Armando has some choice Scott McClellan pure bullshit quotes. My fave:
If someone leaked classified information, the President wants to know. If someone in this administration leaked classified information, they will no longer be a part of this administration, because that's not the way this White House operates.
But hey, we're sure there's a simple explanation that exonerates the administration. Yeah, right, and monkey's might fly out of my butt.

UPDATE: Lawrence O'Donnell on the Al Franken Show (from my RealPlayer recording): "I don't think there's anything, any prosecutorial threat, that could refresh Karl Rove's memory enough to remember the [person] who told him that [Valerie Wilson was a CIA agent]." O'Donnell said that the crime might have occurred when someone who knew Plame was CIA—say, then CIA Director George Tenet—told Rove, thus absolving Rove of breaking the law but not, you know, of being a slug.

UPDATE: AP grows balls:
For two years, the White House has insisted that presidential adviser Karl Rove had nothing to do with the leak of a CIA officer's identity. And President Bush said the leaker would be fired.

But Mr. Bush's spokesman wouldn't repeat any of those assertions Monday in the face of Rove's own lawyer saying his client spoke with at least one reporter about Valerie Plame's role at the CIA before she was identified in a newspaper column.
I so happy. Guess I have to finally get around to making that Golden Twinkie™ award....

UPDATE: Watch the White House Press Smackdown here. (Warning: His mispronunciation of Srebrenica is painful to hear.)

UPDATE: Crooks and Liars has the MSNBC Countdown Smackdown video. It is sooo cathartic. (Mmm...catharsis....)

No balls were harmed in the writing of this post.

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