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What Part of White House Treason And/Or Perjury Does FOXNews.com Think Is Not Newsworthy?

Reported by Ellen - July 5, 2005

It's no secret that White House deputy chief of staff Karl Rove has been implicated in the outing of CIA agent Valerie Plame. Rove's lawyer gave a statement in the July 11, 2005 issue of Newsweek saying that Rove "'never knowingly disclosed classified information' and that 'he did not tell any reporter that Valerie Plame worked for the CIA.'" The lawyer's carefully parsed words pretty much confirm Rove's involvement - innocent or otherwise - in the crime being investigated, that of knowingly revealing the identity of a CIA agent.

In an excellent post on The Huffington Post, long-time Rove observer and co-author of Bush's Brain, James Moore explains that, at the very least, Rove seems to have committed perjury. According to Moore, "The American Prospect has already reported that, in his 2003 appearances before the federal grand jury, Rove said he had not spoken to reporters about Valerie Plame's identity until after her name was published in Robert Novak's column."

A site search of www.foxnews.com just now, at 3:32 PM ET, reveals nothing about any of these revelations. For a news network that obsessed 24/7 last summer about the possibility that Kerry misrepresented his Viet Nam war record (do a site search on "swift boat" and you'll probably find more posts than the number of days George Bush was seen at Texas Air National Guard duty), I'd expect at least one report to have emerged by now. I wonder part of this story the FOX powers-that-be don't consider newsworthy.

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