Fat Steve's Blatherings

Saturday, March 26, 2005

Beldar Gets to the Point

      There was a forty page legal brief in the news recently, in which various journalists and news organizations argued that the Plame case investigation should not ask journalists for their sources until it has been determined that a crime was committed.

      Beldar points out the legal stupidity of all this.  The document says:
As the Special Counsel concedes, an investigation that is brought in "bad faith" alters the application of Branzburg. While there is no suggestion that the Special Counsel is proceeding in bad faith,

      That's egregious grammar.  The "While" should be removed, and the comma replaced with a period.  The statement that there is no bad faith shoots down their legal claim.

      To be fair, I think the brief is trying to argue that before the investigation proceeds, someone should make sure that Valerie Plame was a covert agent whose identity was protected by the act in question.  If having X tell Robert Novack about Plame was not a crime, then the question of X's name is unimportant.

      But shouldn't the people who howled for an investigation in the first place have checked into that question themselves?  And aren't arguments that no crime was committed usually made at the trial?

      Meanwhile, I enjoy seeing the MSM twist slowly in the wind.

THE HOUSE OF SAUD MUST BE DESTROYED -- AND WILL BE!

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