Thursday, July 24, 2003

Plame/Wilson Hall of Fame

If senior administration officials in the White House really blew the cover of a covert CIA agent to columnist Bob Novak, then they really did a Bad Thing. I've done my best to hedge when discussing this, including words like "if," because this is a much more serious charge than some of the normal fair and balanced commentary that goes on here.

As far as I have seen, the right wing of the blogosphere has been oddly silent on this, exceptions thus far (as far as I have seen) being The Minute Man and Dr. Manhattan. I'm a bit puzzled by it. It's one thing to try and defend the Bush White House on this, but another to ignore the story completely. If it is true, someone really screwed the pooch here.

This thing screams out for a serious investigation. It screams out for more media attention. It screams out for the New York Times to assign someone to the story. Where is that liberal media, anyway.

David Corn has more. As does Joe Conason.
Most or all links from Mark Kleiman.