Monday, May 15, 2006

Wishful Thinking ?

Here's the original article from claiming that Karl Rove had been indicted.

Byron York says the report of Rove's iminent indictment that surfaced yesterday on is greatly exaggerated:
I talked with Rove defense spokesman Mark Corallo, who told me the story was completely baseless. Part of our conversation:

Did Patrick Fitzgerald come to Patton Boggs for 15 hours Friday?
Did he come to Patton Boggs for any period of time Friday?
Did he meet anywhere else with Karl Rove's representatives?
Did he communicate in any way with Karl Rove's representatives?
Did he inform Rove or Rove's representatives that Rove had been indicted?

So there seems to be nothing to the story, certainly nothing which any other reporter has seen fit to report. Which raises a question: What is going on here? The journalists who checked out the story, quite properly, did not repeat Leopold's bad information. But for some media blogger out there, it might be reasonable to ask: Where are these reports coming from?

No major news organization has gone with the story. Many of the usual leftwing blogs have been trumpeting it with great glee and rejoicing ( I noticed that at least 14 or more had linked or commented on it last night).

Dinocrat wonders if this is a real scoop or a sting operation (hat tip: Larwyn).

Fitzmas in May? Or just plain old wishful thinking? Only the Shadow knows....

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