Disingenuous Headline Of The Day – PlameGate Edition

Libby: White House ‘Superiors’ OK’d Leaks

Go ahead and read the mess of an article (currently the lead AP story) about these “OK’d” leaks. With a headline like that you’d expect that there would be some relation to the leak of Valerie Plame’s identity.

You’d be wrong…

Given Judith Miller’s very public comments and stories about them, we knew that Libby talked about the National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) with her way back in October 2005. Whether the administration was trying to make it’s case to the media is hardly in question – they most certainly were.

Perhaps the AP just wanted to remind us…

Update: Of course the real answer is that the headline writers wanted to get guys like this (who obviously don’t actually read the story) worked up into a foaming lather…

A Carter-Kennedy conspiracy?
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