Scooter Libby: The Real Outrage

March 7, 2007

Everyone from Sean Hannity to Chris Matthews on MSNBC’s Hardball are crying about the Scooter Libby verdict. People are already talking about how President Bush should pardon him.

It speaks volumes about how our society, our media has become so pro-government. Innocent or not, Scooter Libby was a hack, a Washington Insider with access to the best legal counsel money can buy. As with other high profile cases (eg Martha Stewart) he was found guilty of lying under oath before Federal Grand Jury. The easy way to have prevented this would have been for him to keep his mouth shut and not talk. But I digress.

Right now, former border agents Ramos and Compean are doing hard time for shooting at an illegal alien Mexican drug smuggler. Where the hell were Hannity and Matthews when these two men were found guilty? Where are they now? These men are rotting behind bars and have left behind fatherless families, and the cries for their pardons have not been nearly as vociferous.

Scooter Libby was more than capable of defending himself, much more so than those two border agents. Yet our media is more obsessed with his fate than that of these two great border agents.

It’s totally and utterly sickening to see more sympathy for a high level government employee than for common men.


4 comments
Chaddo
Chaddo

JDT: I drank the Kook Aid? I DRANK THE COOL AID? Whose Kool Aid was it? Sean Hannity's? (Sean Hannity is whining about Libby's conviction). Rush Limbaugh's? (Rush Limbaugh is whining about Libby's conviction). Tucker Carlson's? (Rush Limbaugh is whining about Libby's conviction). You mean I drank the Kool aid of all the people YOU ARE ECHOING and I'm disagreeing with??? WTF are you talking about and do you begin to realize how ridiculous that sounds?

J D T
J D T

Oh, please, you guys have passed the kool-aid around. I trust a federal prosecutor as much as, oh, say I'd trust a private practice lawyer. First, Scooter Libby was not tried for "not keeping his big mouth shut." He was tried for having a bad memory (like Hillary Clinton did during White Water, Travelgate, etc.). The special fed hack knew that Richard Armitege had been the person who leaked in the CIA agent info. They also sat a liberal journalist on the jury. I will never be convinced that the jury was not stacked and the special fed prosecutor had anything but vengefulness in mind. Kind of like the border agents doing time for trying to stop an illegal alien drug dealer.

Nick
Nick

Of course, now that I think about it, Sandy Burgler never went to jail for trying to steal documents. Now, I know two wrongs don't make a right, but damn!! But at some point, all these "elites" need to play by the same rules that the rest of us are forced to abide by.

Nick
Nick

You won't find any disagreement on this op/ed from me.

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