06/27/2007 08:41 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The Washington Post Weeps for Scooter Libby

If it weren't for the soothing tones of The Washington Post's opinion pages, I'm not sure how I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby would sustain himself in his hour of need. The paper's editorialists have been instrumental in bucking Libby up, reassuring him time and again that his conviction in connection with the Valerie Plame CIA leak investigation was a wild miscarriage of justice and the result of an out-of-control prosecutor.

As Libby and his bevy of attorneys now scramble to avoid a go-to-jail date for perjury, obstructing justice, and lying to federal investigators, it's clear Libby, an architect of the Iraq war, has achieved martyrdom status on the Post's editorial and opinion pages.

Read the full Media Matters column here.