Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Jason Leopold Leaves TruthOut

It's a sad day. One of the great journalistic giants of our time, Jason Leopold, is splitting the scene. According to an e-mail from former fashion photographer and now TruthOut publisher, Marc Ash, as you can see in this DUmmie THREAD, Jason Leopold has left his publication. In case you are unfamiliar with Leopold, he teamed up with TruthOut columnist William Rivers Pitt to promote the story about Karl Rove having already been indicted by Patrick Fitzgerald on May 12, 2006. The team of Leopold and Lib are still waiting for the magical 24 business hours to pass for their fantasy to be confirmed. Meanwhile Pied Piper Pitt remains in deep hiding so don't expect him to comment in any way about the sad departure of his journalistic mentor, Leopold. So let us now watch the DUmmies observe the departure of Jason Leopold in Bolshevik Red while the commentary of your humble correspondent, noting that Pitt is now laugably promoting Chris Dodd as Obama's running mate, is in the [brackets]:

BREAKING: Jason Leopold No Longer Employed By Truthout

[No! NO! The world can't afford to lose this JOURNALISTIC GIANT!!!]

Source: Letter from Marc Ash Executive Director

[Marc Ash the former fashion photographer.]

To Our Readership and Friends,

[And Gullible DUmmie Suckers who swallowed our fantasies hook, line, and sinker...]

Jason Leopold is no longer employed by Truthout.

[Sniff! MSNBC's David Shuster just lost his most reliable news source.]

Jason is a truly gifted reporter, and his efforts on behalf of Truthout have been greatly appreciated.

[Jason is a truly gifted fiction writer.]

There may be some speculation that this announcement is connected in some way to Truthout's reporting of the Karl Rove indictment matter. It is not. At the time of our reporting on the Rove matter we stood by the factual accuracy of our reports, and we stand by them now.

[LOL! I can just picture fashion photographer Marc Ash and William Rivers Pitt huddling out in a field on cold nights, still waiting for their Great Pumpkin to arrive in just 24 business hours.]

We sincerely wish Jason the best of luck.

[Yeah, thanx Jason for thoroughly discrediting us and having TruthOut removed as a Google news source. Oh, and making William Rivers Pitt the laughingstock of the entire blogosphere was an extra special touch.]

Marc Ash, Executive Director - t r u t h o u t

[Thanx, Marc, and now to hear from the DUmmies. Unfortunately some of the really FUnnie posts about Pied Piper Pitt were removed overnight but what remains is still FUnnie...[

We'll know more in 24 business hours

[Via a sealed vs unsealed document.]

I got that same email just now. Maybe they couldn't afford him anymore?

[Free was too high of a price to pay for Leopold's services.]

I have a feeling that William Rivers Pitt may know more and will hopefully post

[Ever since Pitt posted his novel length partial birth non-apology in his endless pittiful pentinence THREAD, he has been in the Sgt. Schultz mode on the subjects of Fitzmas and Jason Leopold.]

He is still technically employed as his contract doesn't end for 24 more business hours.

[Is it a sealed or unsealed contract?]

I just got this...

[...From Jason Leopold. Stand by for the laughs...]

Dear Friends,

[...and Gullible Fools,]

I have decided to leave Truthout after three years in the trenches to start my own web-based, non-profit political magazine to be called . The website is currently in production and I hope to launch a beta version in mid-March with a full rollout in June.

[How about launching it on May 12?]

I have been committed to independent journalism for nearly a decade and will continue to report on the most pressing issues this country faces and will continue to face long after Bush is out of office.

[Will you continue to report after Karl Rove is indicted?]

In the meantime, I will continue to dig for the truth and will report sporadically on the issues while setting up my new venture. I greatly appreciate the support you all have given me over the years and hope you will all become readers of

[Don't forget to feed your scoops to William Rivers Pitt. He is good at unquestioningly proliferating myths.]

Stay tuned.

[To the Comedy Channel.]

Jason Leopold

[Also assistant editor, office boy, and janitor of]

He might want to actually register the domain name as part of his "preproduction" As of a couple of minutes ago it was still available for anyone who wanted to make a couple of bucks selling it back to Leopold.

[A great way there for Pied Piper Pitt to help pay his Bukowski's bar bill.]

I guess it'll be a site devoted to breaking news that doesn't happen.

[But will happen in just 24 business hours.]

I'm glad Truthout stands behind the fake accuracy of their Jason's fake report about Rove.

[All the Fake News that's Fit to Print.]

It is what it is, eh?

[Quoteth the DUmmie plagiarizing William Rivers Pitt. And speaking of Pitt, here is a bonus feature below demonstrating his incredible GULLIBILITY in his May 14, 2006 THREAD, "I just got off the phone with Jason Leopold" when he started noticing that the Karl Rove indicted still hadn't happen as promised...]

I just got off the phone with Jason Leopold who clarified something for me that is pretty damned important. In his article, he said:

["Look into my eyes... Your mind is growing weaker and weaker..."]

"During the course of that meeting, Fitzgerald served attorneys for former Deputy White House Chief of Staff Karl Rove with an indictment charging the embattled White House official with perjury and lying to investigators related to his role in the CIA leak case, and instructed one of the attorneys to tell Rove that he has 24 hours to get his affairs in order, high level sources with direct knowledge of the meeting said Saturday morning."

In point of fact, those 24 hours are "business hours," i.e. starting on Monday.

[And nearly two years later, those 24 business hours have yet to elapse.]

"Jeez, Jason," I said, "we might want to put that into the essay. Half the planet thought 24 hours was 24 hours. They thought the deal would go down today."

["Aw gee whillikers, Jason. That 24 business hours explains it all. Now we might have to wait another century for the Rove indictment."]

To be fair, a dozen eyes looked at that article yesterday before we published it, mine included, and none of us caught that. The word "business" has been inserted into the story after "hours" where it belongs:

[Meanwhile we are still waiting for a brain to be inserted into Pitt's skull.]

So. Monday at the very earliest, but more like Tuesday or Wednesday.

[Or 2007 or 2008 or...]

I'm going to go take a nap and then go get drunk with some friends tonight. Dan's brother Ken, the airline pilot and all-around wild-man, is in town for the weekend. Gonna be the Linwood Cafe, and their Mojo from the nitrogen tap, and then around again to our usual gathering spot.

[Better get VERY drunk, Pitt, to kill the pain of humiliating embarrassment that is about to happen.]

I'd repeat everything I've said about Jason's multiple independent sources, about how the MSMs failure to pick this up sounds more like more of the same old shit than anything ominous, about how no hard paper or announcements or anything will come until, at a minimum, the government re-opens for business on Monday...but I've written it all already.

[Monday is just 24 business hours away.]

The truth will out. It always does.

[It sure does, Will, and it bit you in the tush.]


Anonymous Anonymous said...

And the sands of time grind the lying liars into dust.

Alone and unregarded they wander the land, discredited, unheeded, unwanted...

To finally end their days in a basement somewhere, with a stomach full of cardboard as they tried to stave of starvation for one more deranged day...

Bye Jason! Have a nice life!

9:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jason Leopold better hope that his unemployment benefits hold out!

What's that? Tax exempt organizations like TruthOut don't PAY unemployment benefits? Damn, it looks like Leopold is SCREWED! No wonder he couldn't afford to register that domain name.

10:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It must really, really send Pitt over the edge to see Rove on Fox News as a political consultant. Every time I see Rove on Fox, I let out a loud laugh in honor of William Rivers Pitt.

11:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But, don't worry about Jason Leopold. He's only $10.00 away from registering that domain name.

11:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TruthOut, every word they write is a lie, including "and" and "the".

11:14 AM  
Blogger Son Of The Godfather said...

Anon 1:50 said...
And the sands of time grind the lying liars into dust.

Alone and unregarded they wander the land, discredited, unheeded, unwanted...

To finally end their days in a basement somewhere, with a stomach full of cardboard as they tried to stave of starvation for one more deranged day...

That was freakin' poetic, anon 1:50!

12:26 PM  
Blogger Son Of The Godfather said...



"To be fair, a dozen eyes looked at that article yesterday before we published it, mine included, and none of us caught that. The word "business" has been inserted into the story after "hours" where it belongs"

No, dickweed... "business" should go before "hours"... unless you wanted to say "24 hours business".

12:34 PM  
Blogger The Gunslinger said...

There is something just so sadly pathetic about them all.

They take themselves so seriously, and still, somehow, imagine the rest of the world does too.

Even the Dummies are laughing at them.

Man, that's gotta hurt.

4:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SOG!

"Freakin' Poetic"... Yeah I gots it!

I was thinking of going with something about
"as the dawn of truth blazed above,
Jason Leopold,
squawking his last,
is cornholed,
by a Rhino,
in a pitful of squid..."

But it didn't have enough imagery, ya know?

5:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok, ok... Guilty!

I stole that from Michelle Obama talking about Bill Clinton.

Hey EVERYBODY's doing it!

Ask Joe Biden!

5:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I must say, I'm impressed by the DUmmies this time around. Not one suggestion of a Rovian conspiracy to take down this "journalist." Although to be honest, I have not read the entire thread, so I can't be sure...

Oh, and it's funny that you made that Leopold and Loeb reference, Peej, since I just watched Hitchcock's masterfully done Rope the other day. Made me long for the days when Conservative guys like Jimmy Stewart ruled Tinsel Town.

6:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

""business" should go before "hours""

You misunderstand. At TruthOut, all rewrites are done after hours. Heh.

12:25 AM  

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