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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 10:41 pm 
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White House Press Corps Fails To Ask A Single Question On U.S. Attorney Investigation

Today, the Office of Public Responsibility and the Department of Justice Inspector General released the culmination of an 18-month investigation: a report finding that the firing process of the nine U.S. Attorneys was “fundamentally flawed” and in some cases, governed by politics.

The investigation also found that former attorney general Alberto Gonzales, Justice Department aide Kyle Sampson, and other Justice officials made “inconsistent, misleading, and inaccurate” statements about their reasons for firing the attorneys.

Attorney General Michael Mukasey appointed a special prosecutor to continue the investigation into Gonzales and other officials “to determine whether any prosecutable offense” was committed in the attorney firings.

Despite this action, the White House press corps made no mention of the investigation during the 40-minute briefing with spokesman Tony Fratto.

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Which is point one in why the American people have no idea what is going on.

When media isn't lying, it is just not telling us anything. Not much of an improvement.

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dori wrote:
When media isn't lying, it is just not telling us anything. Not much of an improvement.


No improvement really, just substitution. Rarely heard this days but this is the prefect definition of lying by omission. When being sworn in to give testimony this is why the phrase, "the whole truth," is included. One can commit perjury by omission. The press has made a fine art out of lying by omission and rarely gets taken to task since the level of ignorance is near universal.

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A Proud Liberal wrote:
dori wrote:
When media isn't lying, it is just not telling us anything. Not much of an improvement.


No improvement really, just substitution. Rarely heard this days but this is the prefect definition of lying by omission. When being sworn in to give testimony this is why the phrase, "the whole truth," is included. One can commit perjury by omission. The press has made a fine art out of lying by omission and rarely gets taken to task since the level of ignorance is near universal.


Good point APL. Most people can't object to what the press says because they have no knowledge...because they rely on the press to inform them.

I like the point about sworn testimony calling for the whole truth, a rarity among humans.

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