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Crooks and Liars has the video up of the McClellan press conference.

Nobody but nobody in the White House press corps is buying the bs story served up by McClellan whereby the Big Badass Vice President of the United States hides behind the skirts of a Texas housewife in a transparent dodge to keep anyone from knowing about what had happened until everyone could get their stories straight and Dick got the Wild Turkey off his breath.

VandeHei even elevates himself to Life Guard status briefly as he repeatedly asks the question McClellan stubbornly refuses to answer: "when did the President know that the Vice President had shot someone?"

You really, really need to see the arrogant Pravda-like steaming pile of nonsense that the White House is providing to reporters who know full well that the story was spiked.

Reporters need to remember that this administration is conducting a witch hunt for James Risen today and it could be them tomorrow. If they value their ability to do their jobs with any integrity they will hold the White House accountable and realize the public has its teeth in this one, it’s not "just another 24 hour story."

(graphic by Monk at Inflatable Dartboard)

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