As before the links are in time sequence with the oldest at the bottom and the newest at the top. The numbered links are the actual live-blogged trial reports. The others are discussion.
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To see all my posts indexing the Liveblog of the Libby trial from Firedoglake, click on the Label "Liveblog" (below.)
- What's it all about, Alfie?
by Jane Hamsher.
This is Wednesday's Politics.com video with Jane and Marcy as they discuss what the trial has been all about, where it might go after, and kick back until the jury comes in. [Added Feb 22, 12:19 PM]
- Fitzgerald: "There Is a Cloud Over the Vice President"
By Jason Leopold at Truthout.
[This article restates what Fitzgerald said about the perjury/obstruction of justice charges against Libby to place it into perspective. Libby's lies and obstruction of Fitzgerald's investigation have prevented the investigation from getting into the underlying crime - the outing of Plame at the orders of Cheney and perhaps Bush. This trial is an effort to go deeper, which "Scooter" Libby has prevented. Editor.]
- Hey! Guess who snuck into a courtroom!
by Marcy. Discussion.
- From Huffington Post - "Missing the Forest for the Trees."
by Jeralyn Merritt.
- To the Jury - "The Waiting Game"
by Christie Hardin Smith.
- 1. Jury Instructions and Free Form Liveblog
by Marcy [Emptywheel]
- Discussion of Prosecution closing - "Wilson's wife wasn't a person but an argument."
It also clearly lays out how our mainstream media has failed us. If you want an extremely clear example of the problem in our media, go read today's column by Glenn Greenwald in Salon. Newsweek's Richard Wolffe describes what a fantastic job the media is doing, and how misunderstood they are by the Bloggers. Glenn then takes his claims and shows the words published by Wolffe himself that demonstrate his lies or psychotic failure to understand the reality of his own failed work.