Archive for the 'Mary McCarthy' Category

Apr 24 2006

McCarthy Is A Serial Leaker

Update: Mac Ranger has insights from his inside sources as to the implications of this: To answer some emails, yes according to sources Mary will be prosecuted. I doubt that she will actually see trial as she will most likely squeal and squeal loudly. Now for the fallout. Her capture is key because of her […]

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Apr 24 2006

Democrat Leak Damage

Update: Tom Maguire catches the irony of Pincus commenting on leaks regarding Plame (who else would know better!). End Update Why are Democrats defending the leaks? Their plan was to create scandals against Bush to undercut public support – and that plan is sort of working. But the plan can backfire if the public believes […]

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Apr 23 2006

McCarthy Had Influence Beyond Media Leaks

McCarthy’s positions gave her plenty of influence to fix what she felt needed fixing. From those who would know: Unlike the names associated with real or perceived IC fiascos (Tice, Edmonds, Shaffer, etc.) if Ms. McCarthy had a serious, legitimate gripe with what was going on at the CIA, she could have walked down the […]

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Apr 23 2006

Serious News Media Denial

This Chicago Tribune article (free account required) on the McCarthy case illustrates how serious a problem denial can be for some people. Note the headline: Some Doubt CIA Analyst Talked Some think the world is flat and the sun orbits the earth. So what? The ‘what’ is that small minority of misfits I posted about […]

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Apr 23 2006

Media’s McCarthyism

Update: Mac Ranger has an interesting take on all this, always subtexted with ‘there is more coming’. Michelle has her usual link round up here. End Update Don’t take the title pf this post too seriously folks, as usual my tongue is firmly planted in my cheek. The Washington Post and NY Times, two news […]

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Apr 22 2006

Mary And Valerie And Joe

Ace of Spades had posted in the idea Mary McCarthy might have sent Joe to Niger (link busted right now). In 2002 I do not believe McCarthy was in a position to send Joe to Niger. In 2003 she may have been in a position to deal with the referal from the CIA to DoJ […]

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Apr 22 2006

NY Times Runs McCarthy Defense

I guess, if Mary McCarthy is a source for the NSA story investigation, the NY Times would best be served by trying to come to her defense in case she implicates them. And so they do: On Thursday, the C.I.A. fired Ms. McCarthy, 61, accusing her of leaking information to reporters about overseas prisons operated […]

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Apr 22 2006

Mary McCarthy Plame Source For Knight Ridder?

One story in the Plame Game that always tantalized me was the Knight Ridder story that came out June 12, 2003. It is one of the first three stories (the other two being the Kristof and Pincus articles) that dealt with the Joe Wilson story. No one really discusses this story much anymore, but it […]

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Apr 22 2006

‘The’ Source On Mary McCarthy

The source on Mary McCarthy’s career is definitely Spook86 at In From The Cold. You’ll note that many media accounts describe the leaker as an “analyst,” suggesting that she was, at best, a mid-level staffer. That was hardly the case; few analysts make the jump from a regional desk at Langley to the White House. […]

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Apr 22 2006

Mac Ranger On Mary McCarthy

Mac Ranger has inside sources which provide a lot of insight into what is happening. Don’t miss his latest post – it is a big one. A tease or two seems to be in order: …Mary’s discovery definitely came as a part of a tip, most likely on the promise of immunity, which I find […]

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