October 2, 2003

Ask But Don't Tell

AS USUAL, Glenn Reynolds gets to the nub of the Wilson Scandal in SECRET SOURCES

If, as some claim, government officials deliberately broke a secret agentís cover out of spite, then those responsible should be sacked, and perhaps even prosecuted as it may, depending on circumstances, even be a felony. At the moment, however, we really donít know what happened.

And thatís the interesting thing. Because ó this is all about leaks to reporters, remember ó quite a few reporters do know what happened, but arenít talking, because they donít want to give up their sources ó who are, presumably, the leaker or leakers. So as the press runs around in a frenzy about the need to get to the bottom of a major national security story, the press, in fact, already knows the answer, but wonít tell.

Posted by Van der Leun at October 2, 2003 8:25 AM
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