Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Anatomy Of Deceit available Jan. 28

If you've managed to find this blog, it's quite likely you're already aware the Marcy Wheeler, A.K.A. emptywheel of The Next Hurrah, has written one of the must-read books about the Valerie Plame/Joe Wilson smear campaign that resulted in the arrest of Lewis I. "Scooter" Libby. Nevertheless, I'll just add my recommendation. This book, along with the Murray Waas book that's also due out soon, are the two you'll want to read to really understand what's happened.

If you're not familiar with the Plamegate saga, a good place to get spun up is by reading emptywheel's Anatomy of a White House Smear series, version 3.0 [3.1] [3.2] [3.3] [3.4] [3.5] [3.6] [3.7]. It's long and complicated, but so is this case. It's a great example of what a real government conspiracy looks like, as opposed to some of the more elaborate fantasies.

The book is ready for pre-order at Borders , Amazon, and Barnes and Noble. The release date appears to be January 28. Marcy Wheeler's announcement of the book is here, and Jane Hamsher's holding a discussion about it at Firedoglake (starting 2PM PST). I'd say if you read this much past 4PM PST, don't bother going to FDL. The discussion will be over by then.

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