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July 2, 2005
Creepy Liar Strikes Again

MS-NBC analyst Lawrence O'Donnell announced on last night's McLaughlin Group that the person who outed Valerie Plame to Robert Novak was none other than Democratic bete noir, Karl Rove:

Now that Time Inc. has turned over documents to federal court, presumably revealing who its reporter, Matt Cooper, identified as his source in the Valerie Plame/CIA case, speculation runs rampant on the name of that source, and what might happen to him or her. Tonight, on the syndicated McLaughlin Group political talk show, Lawrence O'Donnell, senior MSNBC political analyst, claimed to know that name--and it is, according to him, top White House mastermind Karl Rove.

Here is the transcript of O'Donnell's remarks:

"What we're going to go to now in the next stage, when Matt Cooper's e-mails, within Time Magazine, are handed over to the grand jury, the ultimate revelation, probably within the week of who his source is.

"And I know I'm going to get pulled into the grand jury for saying this but the source of...for Matt Cooper was Karl Rove, and that will be revealed in this document dump that Time magazine's going to do with the grand jury."

Lawrence O'Donnell hardly qualifies as the most stable or reliable source for this kind of information. CQ readers will recall O'Donnell's meltdown on the Joe Scarborough show during the final lap of the election. Paired up with John O'Neill of the Swiftvets, he couldn't even allow O'Neill to talk, calling him names like "creepy liar" every time O'Neill tried to respond. (You can listen to it here.)

O'Donnell later explained that his close personal friendship with John Kerry wouldn't allow him to extend any courtesy to O'Neill. I'd say that bias makes him a lousy source for this revelation as well, considering the animosity that Rove generated among Kerry's inner circle during the last election. If it turns out to be Rove, we'll know soon enough when Time makes the documents public. However, I doubt that O'Donnell has a clue as to what those documents really say and what they can prove.

Basically, when Lawrence O'Donnell says Good morning, I'd still check the windows for the current weather.

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at July 2, 2005 10:20 AM

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