Thursday, November 10, 2005

"It's Not a Lie, If You Believe It" -- George Costanza

A New Low:

The White House is involved in a dispute with, oh,
everyone who was present at an October 31st press briefing. And everyone who watches the tape now.

Asked by David Gregory of NBC if Karl Rove and Irving "Scooter" Libby had conversations about "somebody who Patrick Fitzgerald said was a covert officer of the Central Intelligence Agency," Scott McClellan said, "That's accurate."

At least that's what everyone present says. And that's what the Congressional Quarterly transcript, the Federal News Service transcript and the video tape shows.

But according to the White House transcript, McClellan said, "I don't think that's accurate."


The White House is sticking to its story, proving Costanza's point. Read more about this tale of "Who ya gonna believe, me or your own eyes?" in Editor & Publisher.

And if you'd like to see for yourself, watch the video here. The question happens about 5:15 in.

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