Saturday, July 23, 2005

A LETTER TO THE PRESS - How the Major Media Treats Your Mail here is one about Karl Rove send to the Chicago Sun Times and NOT POSTED TO DATE


July 17, 2005 3:00 PM ET


NEW YORK In his first TV interview since testifying to the grand jury in the Plame case, Time magazine’s Matthew Cooper suggested to Tim Russert on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday morning that he heard about Plame in July 2003 from more than just two administration officials, Karl Rove and “Scooter” Libby. He first said there "may have" been other sources, then confirmed that he had told the grand jury about them, indicating they did exist.

He would not identify them.

Cooper also told Russert that he first heard about Plame from Rove during their now famous interview, and that Rove said at the close of their conversation, “I’ve already said too much.” Cooper said he did not know what to make of that admission, but “I know it has stuck in my head for two years.”

The Political Action Team to the
Chicago Sun-Times Newspaper

Your letter follows:

Cheryl Aaron wrote:

"I did not have sex with that woman" and "that depends on what (is) is"...sound familiar? Ex-President Clinton was impeached by the Congress for lying to a grand jury but nobody died as a result of his lies. I believe Karl Rove outed a CIA agent and I believe Karl Rove has just been caught lying to a grand jury about outing an agent. God knows how many people have died as a result. Will the Republican led Congress be equally appalled as with Clinton? Karl Rove committed a crime called treason by any other name. What will be the consequences of his actions? What has been the reaction by the powers that be by this revelation? There's been a strange quiet in the White House. Karl is still employed. There's been a quiet unsettling in the Congress. Normally vocal news reporters have been quietly changing the subject and suddenly we have a nominee for Supreme Court when just a day before President Bush wasn't ready to announce anyone. The Silence of the Lambs? Treason! That is exactly what Karl Rove is guilty of for outing a CIA agent and lying to a grand jury. Will the Chicago Sun Times print this letter, the home of Mr. Novak, Karl Rove's partner in crime? I doubt it. Did anyone mention the Homeland Security Act and the Patriot Act? I guess they're only intended for the rest of us...peace.

Cheryl A. Aaron

Here is another one not publish and waiting on the hands of the editorial department of the Sun times

Dear MoveOn member,

Like a roller coaster, the news out of Washington this week has been an up and down ride. On Monday, the entire country was focused on Karl Rove's leak of the identity of an undercover CIA operative to the media. Then President Bush announced his nominee for the Supreme Court on primetime TV—nearly pushing the Rove story out of the news. The timing was intentional, a top Republican told Reuters: "It helps take Rove off the front pages for a week.”1 Monday, there were 1,043 news stories mentioning "Karl Rove" on top TV stations—yesterday there were 128.2

But last night, Bloomberg broke a major new part of the story: Rove's explanation to the grand jury of how he learned Valerie Plame's identity differs sharply from the explanations journalists gave.3 That could mean Rove lied to the grand jury a felony. We need to make sure the media get back on the case. One easy way to do that is on the Letters-to-the-Editor page of newspapers.

More from Move on read it here

he Rove leak is scandalous because everybody agrees White House officials shouldn't blow the cover of our undercover CIA agents. An ABC News poll shows that a solid majority of Americans some 75 percent support firing Rove for what he did. This is true even among 71 percent of Republicans.5 But, so far, Republicans in Washington are ignoring the facts. It is important that the media hears that people are angry about the Rove leak so they keep reporting on developments in the case.

The outing of undercover CIA agent Valerie Plame is more outrageous because Karl Rove and the other White House leakers clearly had a political, not a patriotic, agenda. Ambassador Joe Wilson was refuting the bogus claims by the Bush administration about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Revealing the undercover identity of Wilson’s CIA agent wife was an attempt to discredit Ambassador Wilson and silence critics of the Iraq war. The lies that Wilson exposed were central to the rationale for war the Bush administration sold the American people.

Your letter can send a signal to the media that people don't want officials in important government positions who put their political agenda ahead of their patriotism. We can insist on media coverage of the White House leak. Please write a letter today.

There is also good news from Congress the Democrats are standing up and working hard to make sure there is accountability. Today, Senate and House Democrats will hold their own hearings on the national security implications of the leak. They'll hear from former CIA agents including a former classmate of Valerie Plame. The hearings will be chaired by Senator Byron Dorgan and Congressman Henry Waxman.

Together, we pushed stories like the Downing Street Memos into the news. Let's jumpstart the Karl Rove story.

Thanks for all you do.