ROVE STILL NOT INDICTED PROBABLY DESPITE WEBSITE
Remember yesterday, when we evinced skepticism about the Truthout "report" claiming Karl Rove had been indicted (the "report" which some of you continue to send us)?
We were proved right, dammit! Ahead of the curve! MUST CREDIT WONKETTE FOR SKEPTICISM.
The Wall Street Journal has a piece today about how certain blogs like to throw shit at the wall and see what sticks. Truthout seems to be waging a campaign of competing reality in which Rove had a 15-hour meeting on Friday and was indicted this weekend, in the hopes of stirring up real reporters to confirm it, which reporters then try very hard to do -- sort of wagging the dog, but the metaphor collapses when you remember that bloggers have never met the dog, just seen it on tv.
Mark Corallo, a spokesman for Mr. Rove, said the Bush official had no such conversation with the president or Mr. Bolten. Mr. Luskin disputed Mr. Leopold's Saturday story, which cited "high level sources with direct knowledge" that he had a 15-hour meeting with Mr. Fitzgerald at Mr. Luskin's office at the Washington law firm Patton Boggs. The Rove attorney says he spent part of that day at the vet with his cat and that Mr. Fitzgerald was in Chicago. A spokesman for Mr. Fitzgerald declined to comment.
The denials set off a round of blogging. One site said Mr. Leopold was the victim of White House disinformation. Another cast doubt on whether Mr. Rove's attorney took his cat to the vet.
Us? We said it was wishful thinking. THE MSM IS BEHIND THE BLOGOSPHERE EVEN IN SKEPTICISM OF THE BLOGOSPHERE. THE REVOLUTION IS JUST A CAFEPRESS T-SHIRT AWAY.