Fox News. We Lie. You Laugh.
Not a TOTAL lie, as Irve Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Jr. actually was found not guilty of one of the 5 charges leveled against him. FoxNews.com has regressed from the "fair and balanced" schtick to an even more ridiculous "We report. You Decide." Now that's pretty commanding when spoken by apes.
Anyway, for those of you keeping score at home, the Libby trial has gone the Martha Stewart route, as in, he lost, although he did quite a bit more lying than Ms. Martha. We don't think he'll be flipping on Cheney or anyone else in the administration in exchange for a reduced sentence, but surely Vegas is taking bets. Here's the rundown:
A jury has convicted "Scooter" Libby on five counts for lying about his role in the public outing of a covert CIA officer, Valerie Wilson (nee Plame), whose husband, Joseph Wilson, a former diplomat, had strongly challenged the Bush administration's case for going to war against Iraq.
1) Obstruction of Justice (misleading the Grand Jury). 2) False Statement (lying to the FBI by saying Tim Russert told him about Plame). 4) Perjury (lying under oath re: Russert) 5) Perjury (lying under oath about conversations with other reporters).
3) Not Guilty of False Statment -- providing misleading info to the FBI regarding a conversation with Time Magazine's Matthew Cooper, (whose source on the leak was Karl Rove).
h/t to News Corpse.