February 13, 2007

Libby Lewis on Lewis Libby

NPR LibbyListening to NPR the other day, I heard a story filed by NPR National Desk reporter Libby Lewis. Immediately I had to wonder why she isn’t covering the Lewis Libby scandal. If I worked at the assignment desk, I’d put her on every story about the Vice President’s former Chief of Staff. I’d get a little kick out of hearing her introduced. “With more on Lewis Libby, here’s NPR’s Libby Lewis.”

Hmm. It looks like she has covered the story occasionally. Well then consider this a call for more Lewis Libby stories by Libby Lewis!


NPR mentioned some months ago how Libby Lewis covering Lewis Libby confused listeners. If I’m not mistaken, they even got calls/emails with corrections from people who thought the reporter had gotten the man’s name wrong. That might explain why she doesn’t cover the story more? I don’t know. Just a guess.

This also struck me as a rather amusing nomenclatural curiosity, but it did not occur to me until I actually heard one of the Libby stories reported by Ms. Lewis!

Here is the Morning Edition segment where they comment on it: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4987607

In a similar vein of NPR name fun, I love it whenever they talk about Lt. Gen. David H. Petraeus. I get a good chuckle whenever I hear a radio announcer say something along the lines of, “…joining the ground forces in Iraq is General Betray-Us.” This is the best name for a general ever. Way better even than if the guy was named Benedict Arnold.

Heh. I love it!

I’ve heard her before on NPR and chuckled at the irony. One thing for sure, Ms Lewis is much cuter than Scooter.

Sure enough, Libby Lewis reported on the Lewis Libby verdict tonight. I got a big laugh out of it on the drive home.

Yes, I thought I had heard her name correctly but was I crazy? ..So I googled “Libby Lewis” to make sure, leading me to this page. It is amusing.

Yeah, it’s interesting to see this as I too just noticed this when she did some reporting on the Lewis Libby trial on NPR tonight.