February 19, 2008

New opportunities beckon

…for our old friend Jason Leopold:

To Our Readership and Friends,

Jason Leopold is no longer employed by Truthout.

Jason is a truly gifted reporter, and his efforts on behalf of Truthout have been greatly appreciated.

There may be some speculation that this announcement is connected in some way to Truthout’s reporting of the Karl Rove indictment matter. It is not. At the time of our reporting on the Rove matter we stood by the factual accuracy of our reports, and we stand by them now.

— Really? That must mean the clock is still ticking on that impending Rove indictment.

WE SHALL HAVE OUR FROGMARCH YET, COMRADES! INEVITABILITY AND HISTORY! TRUST YOUR INNER HEGEL!

We sincerely wish Jason the best of luck.

Marc Ash, Executive Director – t r u t h o u t

Oh well. Truthout’s loss is likely Olbermann’s gain. Unless, say, some North Korean outfit snaps him up first.

Let the bidding begin!

Posted by Jeff G. @ 4:01pm
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Comments (62)

  1. Maybe he’s moved to No Quarter?

  2. Is that kind of like The Gap?

  3. I bid 2 hairpins, some pocket lint, and an altoid that fell behind the sofa

  4. Valerie Plame can hire him as press secretary when she is made Hillary’s DNI.

  5. You must not like Altoids as much as I do. Even fuzzy ones.

  6. He should keep his resume Sealed vs. Sealed.

  7. Unless, say, some North Korean outfit snaps him up first.

    It could happen. Even North Korea has its useful idiots.

  8. Rove, you magnificent bastard. How did you manage to go all this time and hide that indictment from Jason?

  9. not commenting on Rove’s behaviour, criminal or not . But note , Jeff, that Justice sometimes takes a long time to come to fruition.
    How many years it took Mossad to get Eichmann ?
    And many unfortunately got away completely.
    Stalin died unpunished,
    so the stupidity or naivete of Jason Leopold, does not prove the innocence of the other guy…..

  10. Justice sometimes takes a long time to come to fruition.

    You obviously don’t watch Law & Order.

  11. Sashal, innocence doesn’t need to be proven, guilt does. Your’re dumb.

  12. true, HF, true….
    But my friends watch reruns, so I’ll ask them

  13. Matbe he’s gone into the import/export business to support his habit.

  14. Sashal, are you seriously comparing Karl Rove to Adolf Eichmann and Josef Stalin?

    How many people has Rove frogmarched into death camps or gulags?

  15. no, mcGehee, I was just saying that the idiotism or stupidity of one guy -Jason, is not proving anything, and sometime justice takes a long time to catch up with people, being that Stalin, or Putin or Rove…..
    I was not talking about the specifics of crimes committed.
    Some were mass murderers, some just a fucking liars compromising national security, etc, etc,

  16. some just a fucking liars compromising national security

    Prove it.

    When did proving innocence become our standard? I got it … sashal fucks goats. Prove that you don’t!

  17. some just a fucking liars compromising national security

    Yes, it appears to be taking a while for justice to catch up to Armitage and Wilson, sashal.

  18. sashal claims Jason is an idiot. Bravo. Some might call him an outright fucking liar, but idiot is a good first step for people like sashal.

    McG – Though they lump Rove in with Eichmann and Stalin, they are in no way comparing him to them. Nope.

  19. and some will completely escape, JD.
    Remember O.J?
    It puzzles me how Armitage avoided any responsibility as well…..

  20. Oh. This is Jason. My mom would be mad if she knew I was making fun.

  21. Which I’m not. I’m so not. I’m concerned is all.

  22. Poor guy. Looks like Woody Allen’s mongoloid brother.

  23. And I mean that in the nicest way.

  24. idiot is a good first step for people like sashal.

    Which, you’d think sashal would have some sympathy for JL.

  25. Those poor goats. They don’t like that sashal. Na-a-a-a-a- means no!

  26. we stood by the factual accuracy of our reports, and we stand by them now.

    Lady Elaine Facts in the land of make believe.

  27. we stood by the factual accuracy of our reports, and we stand by them now

    How can they say that with a straight face? That is like the hacks at TNR maintaining that Beauchamp confirmed his story, even in the face of him denying his story.

  28. Typo. They meant actual faccuracy.

  29. Does actual faccuracy mean that they made shit up?

  30. no, mcGehee, I was just saying that the idiotism or stupidity of one guy -Jason, is not proving anything, and sometime justice takes a long time to catch up with people, being that Stalin, or Putin or Rove…..

    You might want to have a word with Patrick “Case Closed” Fitzgerald.

  31. Mary Mapes could not be reached for comment.

  32. If Jason really needs a gig, I gots some socks what need washing. But I don’t know if I could trust that fucker to pair ‘em back up.

  33. He’d pair them up all right — then tie that collusion to a rightwing conspiracy involving boxer briefs and a Tucker Carlson bow tie.

  34. They’ll get Karl Rove! and his little dog too!

  35. He does get excited doesn’t he? You gotta wonder though if with Bush on the way out lots of these outfits are just gonna have to downshift a bit.

  36. “KCNA’s new North American reporter…”

  37. You gotta wonder though if with Bush on the way out lots of these outfits are just gonna have to downshift a bit.

    They’ll either spend their time going after McCain or demanding Obama throw everyone who served in the Bush administration into prison — never mind trials, charges, evidence, or all that.

  38. I just don’t see the audience showing up. Then again, Full House and all.

  39. Dan too.

  40. Where the left’s Fraccuracy comes from. Hoo hoo…chuga chuga..hoo hoo

  41. No Quarter? He should also write for their sister publication No Dime Either.

  42. Remember who Leopold’s sources for Rove indictment sealed vs. sealed were…

    t r o u t h o u t s says

    I would have explained how Joseph Wilson independently verified a half dozen other sources, none of whom are connected. We had a guy **deleted*

    and

    Larry_Johnson (1 posts)

    It is not just Jason Leopold. Joe Wilson heard the same from other sources. And, more importantly, Jason is reporting based on multiple, more than two, sources. His editors realized what a big story this is and did the appropriate checking before posting. They are called Truth Out for a reason. Getting the truth out.

    These 2 – Joe Wilson and Scary Larry Johnson – being the on the crack “Elect” Hillary team Hillary has assembled.

    Shows good judgement on Hillary’s part don’t you think?

  43. These 2 – Joe Wilson and Scary Larry Johnson – being the on the crackhead “Elect” Hillary team Hillary has assembled.

    Fixed that for you.

  44. Sean M

    crack or something.

  45. Doesn’t Scary need a license for being criminally, crushingly, embarrassingly stupid in public or something? Can we make a citizen’s arrest?

  46. Doesn’t Scary need a license for being criminally

    Daley…duh and super double dutch duh!

  47. O heck, I can’t stop being silly…this one’s priceless

  48. That’s really sad. But that’s kind of brave, really. To go out of your house like that. I don’t think I would be that strong.

  49. Oh come on Happy! This is some prime US choice CIA intelligence paramilitary coup trained involved here. The potbelly is a false flag, it’s the CIA’s way of tricking the enemy.

  50. That pot belly can kill!

  51. The potbelly is a false flag, it’s the CIA’s way of tricking the enemy.

    I’m savin’ that for the next time I have to buy larger pants.

    *sob*

    on the plus side, I never published a column about how terrorism wasn’t such a big deal shortly before September 11, 2001.

  52. Oh yeah. Him too but I meant the guy that looks like he had Styx cranked up loud in his K car on the way over.

  53. Fuck you, happyfeet. I had a K Car and I liked styx. It’s not like I grew up hoping my life would turn out that way.

  54. I had a K Car and I liked styx.

    I think the past tense here is what’s important. ;D

  55. Sometimes I just don’t think. I kind of had you pegged more as an ELO guy though.

  56. Thanks Maggie,we all have things in our pasts that should stay there. Happy, ELO wouldn’t be my FIRST choice, but I did get laid to it once (in the K-Car) so I have fond memories.

  57. Maybe he and his friend David Shuster can now work together fulltime on their hard hitting breaking news stories.

  58. Jason Leopold needs to get back to basics, start slow and be dead on. He can redeem himself!

    “Multiple sources indicate that most farts smell bad.”

    See how easy? WE’RE ROOTIN’ FOR YA, JASON!!!

  59. You guys better stop with all these Photoshopsâ„¢ before you get sued.

  60. …more as an ELO guy…

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