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Monday, October 24, 2005
Cliff (Doesn't) Note
Topic: Accuracy in Media
An Oct. 24 Accuracy in Media column by Cliff Kincaid repeats accusations by lawyer Joseph diGenova that the sending of former ambassador Joseph Wilson to Niger investigate purported sales of uranium yellowcake to Iraq was actually a "covert operation" against President Bush to undermine the administration's Iraq war policy. Kincaid calls diGenova "a former Independent Counsel who prosecuted several high-profile cases and has extensive experience on Capitol Hill" and, later in the article, an "administration defender," but Kincaid doesn't describe just how much more than an "administration defender" diGenova is.

DiGenova is married to Victoria Toensing, who is making the media rounds as a fellow "adminstration defender" as an author of the 1982 Intelligence Identities Protection Act, claiming that the outing of Valerie Plame doesn't rise to the level of offense described under that law (though there are other laws that Plame's outing could be charged under).

In addition, diGenova and Toensing are buddies of Robert Novak, the columnist who publicly outed Plame.

Posted by Terry K. at 3:56 PM EDT

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