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Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Not so amazingly, WaPo parrots R's talking points

an editorial in today's edition reads like it was written by bill kristol...

Nonetheless, it's astonishing to see many in the journalism establishment, and in the media trade press, turn on Ms. Miller not just for questions surrounding the waiver but also for refusing now to identify all of her sources, turn over all of her notes and otherwise lay bare her reporting.

could it be that she wasn't "reporting..." could it be that she was working in service to the bush administration in its efforts to sell an illegal war...?
Special prosecutor Patrick J. Fitzgerald may have evidence that they [administration officials] did [reveal Plame's undercover status]; there is a still a great deal that is not publicly known. But so far, in the accounts given by reporters about their conversations with administration officials, no such crime has been described. What has been depicted is an administration effort to refute the allegations of a critic (some of which did in fact prove to be untrue) and to undermine his credibility, including by suggesting that nepotism rather than qualifications led to his selection.

Bill Kristol
In today's Washington, as has been true for decades, classified information is leaked by many different players in any given policy fight in the government. The Bush administration has been replete with leaks of presumably classified information. Is the identity of Valerie Plame the most consequential leak of the last four years?

last i checked, there was a substantial difference between a "leak" and a "crime..." if we criminalize leaks, we got a problem... if we decriminalize crime, we got a bigger problem...

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