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Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Priest's Connections Must Be Disclosed

Jennifer Verner over at AIM has a GREAT article about WaPo's Dana Priest and her twisted connections. It is a must read for anyone following the CIA leaks investigation...

"Was political embarrassment for the Bush Administration her educated prediction or her deliberate intent? And were the allegations true? After months of investigation by European investigators, no evidence has yet surfaced to support her claims about "secret prisons." Further, fired CIA officer Mary O. McCarthy, one of Priest's reported "anonymous" sources, has been outed as a Democratic partisan who worked closely with members of the Clinton Administration and the John Kerry Campaign foreign policy team, including Sandy Burger, Richard Clarke, Rand Beers and Joe Wilson."

"As if that isn't enough to raise eyebrows, Dana Priest's matrimonial tie, not generally known to readers of the Washington Post, leaves a strong appearance of conflict of interest. As it happens, she is married to William Goodfellow, a far-left political activist and current executive director of the Center for International Policy (CIP), who has been at the vanguard of many of the most rabid attacks on Bush Administration policy."

Verner closes out her expose with this...

"Priest's Pulitzer Prize-winning story not only lacks evidence, it looks like a carefully designed and planted effort to sabotage the war on terror, a move that has put Americans at increased risk of terrorist attack. The Post has a lot to answer for at its annual meeting on May 11."

Priest has no business reporting for the Washington Post with her ties to the CIP. WaPo should be required to notify its readers of this in the interest of full disclosure.... Oops! Since when has the enemedia been interested in full disclosure unless it slams President Bush.

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