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Friday, April 28, 2006
MILK CARTON MARY
It's been a week now without Dr. Mary McCarthy's presence.
This is a huge scandal. I leave the analyses of said scandal, with its multi-levels of twists and turns, to greater minds than mine. Instead, I have focused my attention on the lack of pictures and film footage in the news of the elusive Dr. MaCarthy.
I have been asking for a week now, Where are all the pictures of Mary McCarthy?
Where are the miles of film footage showing reporters
1) following her
2) crowding her car
3) looking in her windows
4) camped out on her front lawn
5) interviewing her neighbors
6) and speculating endlessly on her guilt on TV?
The first picture the media used (on the milk carton) was an old one originally linked to CSIS (Center for Strategic and International Studies), but the site was quickly cleansed of any mention of her name, along with her picture. Then the press began using a picture of the CIA logo when writing about her. The AP actually used Lewis "Scooter" Libby's picture instead of McCarthy's! That story was quickly deleted -- probably because of the outrage it caused -- but here's the cached version, sans Libby's picture -- natch.
The MSM wasted no time branding Scooter Libby as a vile leaker, while they are giving Dr. Mary McCarthy, who admitted leaking information, a pass and printing stories portraying her as a whistleblower.
Why make such a fuss over this lack of her picture? Because that's how the MSM manipulate us -- or try. Adding a picture to the story is one of the best ways the MSM have of cementing in your minds the image of so'n'so as being such'n'such. Recall what the MSM did to Linda Tripp. Need I say more?
A good portion of this scandal -- what is and is not being done and why -- involves the MSM's course of action. This is not about lying under oath in a civil suit; this is about our national security. We are at war, y'know. Is the MSM calling the shots?
docweasel is reminded of Wilfred Brimley’s great line in the movie Absence of Malice, “It ain’t legal, and by God, it ain’t right.” h/t Lorie
I'm attending a funeral today, so, to keep up to speed with the news on Mary Loose Lips (coined by Mac Ranger :), here are my favorite bloggers, who've on top of this scandal: