Couric: Breaking The Law Is "The Way This White House Possibly Operates"

<p>Does the MSM sense blood in the Bush administration water? That seems to be the case, judging from the breathtaking accusation that Katie Couric just leveled at it.</p><p>The context was Couric's interview of Chris Matthews on the subject of the investigation by special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald into possible leaks in the Valerie Plame affair.</p><p>Matthews was hostile enough, musing whether the Bush administration &quot;in defending themselves against the charge we went to war for a corrupt or bogus reason, that there wasn't any weaponry, a deal with nuclear weapons, did they break the law?&quot;</p><p>But even that was insufficiently venomous for Katie's taste. She cut Matthews off peremptorily, interjecting: </p><p><b>&quot;Yeah, and Chris isn't it more than just Iraq, doesn't it speak about the way this White House possibly operates?&quot; Couric risibly sought a fig leaf of cover from what was clearly her own opinion by tacking on at the end of her question &quot;in the minds of some.&quot;</b></p><p>Matthews, perhaps shocked at the scope of Couric's charge, turned the matter back to the specific question at hand - whether the Bush administration, in seeking to discredit Joe Wilson, broke the law.</p><p>But just in case there were any doubts, now we know: Katie Couric, the most widely-watched, most powerful morning talk show host in America, views President Bush as heading a rogue administration whose modus operandi is to break the law. Stunning.</p><p><i>Finkelstein has degrees from Cornell University and Harvard Law<br />School.He lives in Ithaca, NY where he hosts &quot;Right Angle,&quot; a local<br />political talk show. Finkelstein specializes in exposing liberal bias<br />at NBC's Today</i><i> Show.</i></p><p><i><img hspace="0" src="http://www.geocities.com/cjstender/picts/mark.jpg" border="0" /></i></p>

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