Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Update on Plame Investigation

I can't believe how long it's been since last I mentioned Valerie Plame.

Michelle Malkin points out an interesting passage in today's Washington Post:

Sources close to the investigation say there is evidence in some instances that some reporters may have told government officials -- not the other way around -- that Wilson was married to Plame, a CIA employee.
The Post goes on to say:
Likewise, {special prosecutor Patrick J. Fitzgerald }has repeatedly said he already knows the identity of Miller's source and that person has relieved Miller of her duty to protect the source's anonymity. Yesterday, he suggested Miller will likely spend time in jail thinking about "whether the interests of journalism at large, and even more broadly, the proper conduct of government, are truly served" by her continued refusal to discuss her sources.
So what do we have here? We have people who are willing to stand on principle, a worthy enough endeavor, and go to jail to protect a source. A source that appears to have no connection to the Bush Administration.

I reach this conclusion simply: even if it meant 'compromising a source' you can't tell me that Time Magazine and NY Times would not drop the name of an Administration big-wig (did someone say Karl Rove?) just to make the Administration look bad. After all, we've just recently relived the tales of Woodward and Bernstein and their questionable methods for getting their information, who wouldn't want to be part of that wave again?

No, I think it is clear: someone on the outside dropped Valerie Plame's name first. Its now down to matter of when someone will cough up the truth.

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