Innocent Until Plamed

The Frog March Watch continues on the left. Over at the Huffington Post they are still flogging a dead frog. We now have a new “Big Scooper”, David Corn, who is picking up the Time-worn story of “Plaming Karl Rove,” which was scooped by Lawrence O’Donnell a week ago or more.

“Explosive New Rove Revelation Coming Soon? (Here It Is!)
Time to get ready for the Karl Rove frog-march?
I don’t usually log on Saturday evenings. But I’ve received information too good not to share immediately.”

And what is this great big news that he released in an attempt to beat Newsweek to the punch à la Lawrence “little scooper” O’Donnell?

“Yet tonight I received this as-solid-as-it-gets tip: on Sunday Newsweek is posting a story that nails Rove. The newsmagazine has obtained documentary evidence that Rove was indeed a key source for Time magazine’s Matt Cooper and that Rove–prior to the publication of the Bob Novak column that first publicly disclosed Valerie Wilson/Plame as a CIA official — told Cooper that former Ambassador Joseph Wilson’s wife apparently worked at the CIA and was involved in Joseph Wilson’s now-controversial trip to Niger.”

This is news? Read on:

“To be clear, this new evidence does not necessarily mean slammer-time for Rove. Under the relevant law, it’s only a crime for a government official to identify a covert intelligence official if the government official knows the intelligence officer is under cover, and this documentary evidence, I’m told, does not address this particular point.”

And finally, at the end of his post, his final source on expecting to see “frog marching” is none other than the one who instigated the entire publicity stunt, none other than

“Joseph Wilson, … quipped that it would be interesting ‘to see whether or not we can get Karl Rove frog-marched out of the White House in handcuffs. … With Newsweek’s latest article, we may be getting closer to frog-marching time.”

Hat Tip to Wizbang

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