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The “Feral Beast” MSM and Libby’s Appeal

Wednesday, July 4, 2007  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

Tony Blair blasted the MSM in one of his last speeches as PM. Powerline’s John Hinderaker provides some evidence for Blair’s assessment, though it is hardly necessary to offer evidence

Professor Kerr, ordinarily among the most reliable of bloggers, states that the D.C.Circuit “denied [Scooter] Libby’s appeal,” which it most certainly did not do.  The panel denied Libby’s motion for release pending appeal –a very different matter indeed.  I expect Professor Kerr will correct this oversight, made in the course of suggesting that perhaps –just perhaps– Professor Dershowitz was overreaching in condeming the panel’s motivations.  I would not raise such a point except for the fact that Professor Kerr is very widely respected and many might be misled by his characterization of the ruling.  I believe President Bush did not pardon Libby because of the very real possibility that a panel on the merits will overturn Libby’s conviction.


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