ABC and NBC continue to treat the Lewis Libby perjury trial as more newsworthy than CBS, which has yet to assign a reporter to cover it for the Evening News. Former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer took the stand for the prosecution, under promise of immunity, to describe Libby dishing about Joseph Wilson's spy wife "hush, hush, QT" over lunch at the White House. Fleischer, in turn, passed the information on in "private, casual conversation" to a few reporters, including NBC's David Gregory. NBC's Kelly O'Donnell added that Fleischer saw "no reaction" to his dishing from the reporters. O'Donnell summarized the impact: "Fleischer blew another hole in Libby's story." As for Fleischer's demeanor under crossexamination, ABC's Pierre Thomas observed that his "previous training of being grilled by reporters appeared to help him. He was largely unflappable."
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