Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Baghdad Jim Gets Bitch Slapped

Slimeball crook Baghdad Jim McDermott

And a nice sound it makes, too:
A federal appeals court ruled today that Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Wash., violated federal law by turning over an illegally taped telephone call to reporters nearly a decade ago.

In a 2-1 opinion, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled that McDermott violated the rights of House Majority Leader John Boehner, who was heard on the 1996 call involving former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

The court ordered McDermott to pay Boehner more than $700,000 for leaking the taped conversation. The figure includes $60,000 in damages and more than $600,000 in legal costs.
So when do we get to the trial for aiding and abetting the enemy? And here's a shock, the MSM thinks illegal wiretapping is just peachy when a Republican is the victiim:
Lawyers for 18 news organizations — including ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, The Associated Press, The New York Times and The Washington Post — filed a brief backing McDermott.
Via Michelle Malkin who's not holding her breath for this to appear on any MSM front pages. I think it will show up, but on the editorial pages with lots of "chilling effect" whining.