On today’s drive to work I heard WDEL’s Alan Lowdel say that “Everyone involved in the Libby obstruction of justice trial has been ‘tainted'” and that nobody got through the trial “unscathed”.

Huh???

I thought that it sounded like some naked RNC spin since clearly Patrick Fitzgerald won his case, Libby has been convicted of a serious crime, and the Cheney administration has been exposed for the treasonous bastards that they are.

I’ve gotten used to reading freshly minted right wing spin in ideological stink holes like this, but hearing such pure unvarnished spin on the radio (being passed off as legitimate news) was jarring. So I wondered where Lowdel picked up the talking points that the trial was a lose/lose proposition.

Then this morning I read this:

Mr. Wilson’s case has besmirched nearly everyone it touched. The former ambassador will be remembered as a blowhard. Mr. Cheney and Mr. Libby were overbearing in their zeal to rebut Mr. Wilson and careless in their handling of classified information. Mr. Libby’s subsequent false statements were reprehensible. And Mr. Fitzgerald has shown again why handing a Washington political case to a federal special prosecutor is a prescription for excess.

Hey Lowdel, you slimy RNC spin pimping lowlife, why not give the attribution if you want to parrot right wing talking points? It would help your audience to know that you are a hack and a shill posing as a journalist, rather than a real journalist.

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