Monday, November 24, 2008

More On Chuck Phillips and the LA Times From Patterico

Patterico has a new post with more evidence of the extent to which Los Angeles Times Reporter, Chuck Phillips, was willing to go into the tank for private-eye to the stars and extortionist, Anthony Pellicano: Chuck Phillips's Letters To A Witness: Merely Suggestive? Or Witness Tampering?

I don't think that I could make a case for sanctionable witness tampering with these letters but it is clear that Phillips is telling Proctor what Phillips wants to hear, how it might be to Proctor's advantage to say it, and that Phillips is not interested in hearing anything else. And that it is all for the benefit of Pellicano.

UPDATE: Patterico obtained an interview with Chuck Phillips and has posted the first part here.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

The Ballad Of The Unknown Pirate

The Ballad Of The Unknown Pirate

Who has ships' captains trembling,
Off the Somali shore?
It's The Unknown Pirate,
An outlaw commodore.

He might command a thousand
Or maybe even more;
But he's the ruler of the sea,
Off the Somali shore.

They say he’s a savage;
His actions they abhor.
He has a family to feed,
And a few thousands more.

They’re jealous of their power,
(And well they should be).
He does not fight for power;
He fights just to live.

“The price of power is struggle.”
How they justify their strife!
He knows a little more than them;
He knows the price of life.

To see his children hungry,
That he will not endure;
He’ll lay waste a thousand ships,
And then a thousand more.

He has ships’ captains trembling,
And fat, soft owners sore;
And they’re not worth a tenth of him,
Off the Somali shore.