Praise for The Washington Post

Posted by: Phineas on December 4, 2010 at 8:12 pm

Unlike the New York Times, the Post has some measure of integrity left, even if they sometimes forget where they put it. In this case, they remembered it for a special review of Sean Penn and Naomi Watts’ movie “Fair Game,” about Plamegate, the scandal involving former diplomat (and lying publicity hound) Joe Wilson and his wife, Valerie Plame. Here’s a sample:

We certainly hope that is not the case. In fact, “Fair Game,” based on books by Mr. Wilson and his wife, is full of distortions – not to mention outright inventions. To start with the most sensational: The movie portrays Ms. Plame as having cultivated a group of Iraqi scientists and arranged for them to leave the country, and it suggests that once her cover was blown, the operation was aborted and the scientists were abandoned. This is simply false. In reality, as The Post’s Walter Pincus and Richard Leiby reported, Ms. Plame did not work directly on the program, and it was not shut down because of her identification.

The movie portrays Mr. Wilson as a whistle-blower who debunked a Bush administration claim that Iraq had tried to purchase uranium from the African country of Niger. In fact, an investigation by the Senate intelligence committee found that Mr. Wilson’s reporting did not affect the intelligence community’s view on the matter, and an official British investigation found that President George W. Bush’s statement in a State of the Union address that Britain believed that Iraq had sought uranium in Niger was well-founded.

Another Lefty myth shot down in flames. Good for you, WaPo!

Via Moe Lane

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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6 Responses to “Praise for The Washington Post”


  1. camojack says:

    I agree, the Washington Post has been a bit more fair and balanced than other leading “mainstream” media outlets in recent years.

    I saw a preview for the movie in question, allegedly based on actual events. Quite loosely based, I’d have to say…

  2. AlainL says:

    Unfortunately, people will see the movie and think it is the gospel truth. As Churchill said, ” a lie will go half way around the world before the truth puts its boots on.

  3. Paul says:

    These things are so murky that it makes me wonder what really went on. The Left and thr Right have their own versions of it.

  4. Jo says:

    Yes, Libtards who HATE BUSH will no doubt lap it up as gospel truth and more proof of the very axis of their existence which is HATING BUSH. I would just suggest to the Plame’s that if they want the attention, fame and adulation they crave, they need to meet with the couple who crashed the White House and have gone on to do a reality show (I’ve never watched it nor do I recall their names but I do hear the blurbs on the news and catch snatches of the gossip shows) and hit the talk show circuit. Now those two know how to parlay illegality into internationality.

  5. Severian says:

    I made the mistake of watching “The Ghost Writer” on the plane on the way back from Hawaii last business trip out there. What a moronic piece of tripe that was, and directed by the Left’s favorite pedophile rapist too!

    Boring and predictable…US ungood…Iraq war doubleplusungood…CIA doubledoubleplusungood…CIA running England and telling ex PM what to do…I only wish our CIA was that competent. And the US arms firm in bed the ex-PM began with an H, just in case us dumb ol’rubes were too stupid to realize they meant Haliburton wink wink. Assinine, what a waste of time. Although the other option was Avatar, another juvenile anti-capitalist, anti-military, bigoted white man saves the poor dumb but noble natives screed. Meh, a pox on this Plame movie and all of the others houses.

  6. Carlos says:

    Yeah, good on the WaPo. Now, because they have bowed to reality, they’re going to lose another 15 of their precious few readers.

    And Sev, do what I used to do on long flights – take a book the TSA brilliants won’t take away. Plane movies have never been top tier for entertainment, and now they’re little less than propaganda stations for their hostage audiences.