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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Weekly Double Standard

Michael Goldfarb, blogging at The Weekly Standard:
ABC runs a report showing the names and faces of two CIA contractors who may have had a role in the waterboarding of KSM and Abu Zubaydah. [...]
ABC’s conduct here, exposing two men who will now become obvious targets for terrorists and left-wing extremists, is deplorable. Will the Obama administration investigate who leaked their identities? Or is it now open-season on Americans who were only doing what their government asked of them in order to protect their country from attack?
If only Valerie Plame had been torturing prisoners, instead of working on nuclear non-proliferation issues, Rove and Cheney would have beenhorrified at the thought of outing her.

Posted by scott on Friday, May 1st, 2009 at 8:50 am

5 Responses to “The Weekly Double Standard”

What “left-wing extremists” is he referring to? Move On? Daily Kos? Yes, they might write extremely nasty blog posts about these gentlemen and *refer to them by name*! And show their pictures on teh internets!
But I find it highly unlikely some leftie is going to go Timothy McVeigh on them.
As ex-conservative think-tanker Phillip Gold observed, “you ask them to show you their war wounds and they wave a copy of the New York Times editorial page at you.”
Did it ever occur to these “contractors” that what they were doing might be considered disgusting and immoral if it ever came to light? If it did, why did they do it anyway? And if it didn’t, why aren’t they standing up proudly and taking credit for their bold defense of American freedom against the evil Mooslims?
Oh, hey, as a left-wing extremist (after all, I supported Hillary), can I have the names and phone numbers of the interrogators?
Also, their underwear size, cut or uncut, and any photos that might be lying around Jeff Gannon’s hard drive…
only doing what their government asked of them in order to protect their country from attack
Tip: When you are trying to portray someone as being motivated by the purest patriotism, it doesn’t help if you begin the paragraph by describing them as “contractors”, i.e. mercenaries.
it doesn’t help if you begin the paragraph by describing them as “contractors”
Come for the snark, stay for the swift evisceration by clause. I suppose we could add, for any kids out there who are considering a lucrative career in devising pre-pubescent sexual hijinks for the CIA, that bragging about how much dough you’re pulling downmight also have a detrimental effect on your anonymity.
First, Michael Goldfarb–one of the leading lights in the Great Patriotic Victory in the Glorious Depantsing of Scott Beauchamp–talk about waving bloodstained copies of the New York Times–now announces that the 83/183 waterboardings story has been thoroughly discredited. I guess I missed the news, and it took me awhile to find it (damn liberal MSM), but apparently there was an anonymously sourced FAUX story claiming it was “just 82/183pours. It’s not just a debunking; it’s a thorough debunking!
Second, nice job pretending “left-wing partisan freelancer” Matthew Cole directed and edited an entire ABC News segment.
Finally, some fucking “leak” you got there: Mitchell Jessen was the subject of pieces in Vanity Fair and Salon in 2007, at which time it was reportedly under investigation by the Bush Defense Department.
Where were all the rabid lefty extremists during Uncle George’s reign of terror?

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