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March 7, 2007

How The Post Captured Libby


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On one hand, WAPO’s lead pic is a bit of a cheap shot, just a gestural movement stepping away from a car.

On the other hand, what it brilliantly suggests is how Cheney’s primary foot soldier and henchman (otherwise framed as loyal family man and generic bureaucrat) could — behind everyone’s back — keep a vise-like grip around truth, whole agencies, and Cheney’s targets and underlings while maintaining a look of breezy unconcern.

(With the end of the trial, here’s how The Post visualized the whole ugly scene.)

(image: Kevin Clark/The Washington Post.  February 21, 2007.  Washington.

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