Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Crickets, Part II
How Accurate Was the 'Rove Indicted' Story?So what's the deal? Was the announcement postponed so as not to overshadow the immigration speech last night? Will an indictment be announced this week, at long last? Is truthout trafficking in misinformation?
On Saturday afternoon, we ran a breaking story titled, "Karl Rove Indicted on Charges of Perjury, Lying to Investigators." We assumed that we were well ahead of the mainstream media and that we would be subsequently questioned. Right on both counts.
What everyone is asking right now is how accurate is the story? Has Rove in fact been indicted? The story is accurate, and Karl Rove's attorneys have been served with an indictment.
In short, we had two sources close to the Fitzgerald investigation who were explicit about the information that we published, and a former high-ranking state department official who reported communication with a source who had "direct knowledge" of the meeting at Patton Boggs. In both instances, substantial detail was provided and matched.
We had confirmation. We ran the story.
More Fitzmas presents, please.