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Saturday, October 20, 2007
Armitage-O-Philia
Topic: NewsBusters

In writing about Katie Couric's upcoming "60 Minutes" interview with Valerie Plame, the boys at the MRC still can't stop misleading about Richard Armitage.

An Oct. 19 NewsBusters post by Kyle Drennen claims that a CBS promotion for the interview "completely leaves out the fact that person responsible for giving Plame’s name to Novak was former Undersecretary of State, Richard Armitage, who mentioned her name in an interview with Novak and was never charged with any crime." In another Oct. 19 NewsBusters post, Brent Baker similarly writes that "Novak got the name from Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage, a political enemy of Dick Cheney and Karl Rove who opposed the Iraq war."

Drennen and Baker are trying to falsely portray Armitage as the only person responsible for leaking Plame's identity. As we've pointed out, Rove and Scooter Libby also leaked her identity to reporters, and Novak confirmed Plame's identity with Rove.


Posted by Terry K. at 9:42 AM EDT

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