Between Jason Leopold and those now crowing over his ostensible mistake, I stand unabashedly with Jason Leopold. He’s an honest journalist with guts, and he has been thus trashed before. Even if he turns out to have blown it, which I don’t believe he has, this chorus of denunciation is contemptible. The Bush machine depends on just such cheap shots at those (few) reporters who have dared to stray onto forbidden ground. Meanwhile, countless journalists helped put across the lies that got us into war, and no-one’s taking gleeful shots at them.
In any case, I think we need to know a whole lot more before allowing Leopold to be Rathered.
Truthout reporter stands by claim Rove was indicted
Published: Tuesday June 13, 2006
Jason Leopold, the Truthout.org reporter who asserted May 13 that Karl Rove had been indicted in the CIA leak case, told the syndicated Ed Schultz radio show that he stands by his original report.
Leopold also refused to identify his sources, who he said he would name if he was misled.
“I’m standing by that what we were told was accurate,” Leopold said.
“Certainly if some bad information was given, we’ll decide what the appropriate thing to do [is],” he added. “But if something did happen four weeks ago, [and] something happened in the past four weeks in Karl Rove’s favor…how does that make me wrong?”