July 14th, 2005

the only earth?

on the anniversary of the novak column

Is it a little strange that the source for a story ("Rove Reportedly Held Phone Talk on C.I.A. Officer") about anonymous sources is an anonymous source?
People who know Mr. Bush said it was unlikely, if not unthinkable, that he would seek Mr. Rove's departure barring a criminal indictment. [nyt]
For those still confused by why anyone might care or be surprised that Karl Rove did something sketchy or that information from the White House was less than credible, the Defective Yeti primer on the scandal [#] is excellent.

Jacob Weisberg makes a compelling argument against the absolute protection of anonymous sources [slate]

There's also my lingering question about whether Judith Miller's jail time is part of a pattern of helping the administration, but that's probably just me being far too cynical, right?