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Tabloid journalist John Gibson knows the REAL story behind Plamegate - ignore all those snobby news professionals

Reported by Chrish - March 6, 2007 -

While legitimate news outlets were all covering the guilty verdicts in the Scooter Libby trial today, analyzing the impact on the Bush administration, FOX News was in heavy denial and on tornadic spin cycle. To a person they undermined the jurors, the prosecutor, the media, Democrats - everyone but the man found guilty today. John Gibson's My Word segment was particularly vehement as he sputtered a child's version of the complicated case.

According to Gibson, the whole case rests on the "fact" that Plame and not Cheney sent Wilson to Niger to investigate claims that Saddam Hussein was attempting to get "nuke bomb materials", i.e.yellowcake. Does Gibson think this was not covered in the trial? Does he think he knows something the rest of us don't? Valerie Plame at no time had the authority to send Joe Wilson anywhere but the grocery store. She suggested he go because of his diplomatic skills and knowledge of the countries involved (and presumably because she trusts him to tell the truth).

Now Gibson disseminated this exact same falsehood on January 25th, and the post here succinctly rebuts him with links and documents entered into evidence at this very trial - which he has largely ignored in favor of Anna Nicole Smith and other inconsequential time-suckers.

Gibson is no journalist- he admitted it on his radio show when he said he'd give people what they want - T&A to divert from the ugliness of this war. Why should anyone believe his little fairytale when intelligent jurors and whip-smart jurists have laid out all the facts, studied them painstakingly for days and days, and come to the conclusion that thay did? He's just muddying the waters for his viewers, rather than informing - but it's too late. The law has done its job, the jury has spoken, and Gibson should go back to covering boobs and bimbos.