May 13, 2006 by lonbud
Hero Or Goat?
Jason Leopold, a journalist who contributes regularly to Truthout reported on Friday that Karl Rove informed top officials in the White House he has been indicted and would resign his post(s) immediately on the forthcoming public announcement by Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald.
Mr. Leopold reported again today that Mr. Fitzgerald spent close to 15 hours on Friday in the offices of Mr. Rove’s attorneys, briefing them on the indictment, which includes charges of perjury and lying to investigators in the Valery Plame Wilson scandal.
Of course not a whiff of this is to be gleaned from a mainstream media outlet.
I guess it’s possible in this age of the 24 hour news cycle — and some would describe it as a 30 minute one — that a lone reporter from an organ widely reviled as partisan left, a voice of the moonbats, would scoop the entire media behemoth on a story that has gripped an entire nation for close to three years.
Not likely, though.
Which means one of two things: either Mr. Leopold has committed journalistic hari kari on the public square, or America’s Media Giants have been exposed as pawns of the same corporate junta that put the current administration together in the first place.
In the case of the former, well, no news there. In the case of the latter, one ought to be alarmed.
We are awash in memes having to do with truth: accusations of mendacity and secrecy leveled at the Unitary Executive, exposures of plagiarism and fabrication throughout the publishing universe, revelations of fantastical accounting and compensation boondoggles rampant in both public and private economies — they all beg the question — what is truth?
What is justice? What is the American Way?
I believe the Universe gives you what you need. It’s a belief system that brings comfort in hard times and gives life to the hope that things can always get better. Real improvement in quality of life, in living standards, in advancement of any kind, depends on common enterprise. And the success of a common enterprise built on disregard for truth is ever transitory.