Thursday, January 27, 2011


Bill Keller, in what seems to be a promotional piece in this week's NYT Magazine for a forthcoming ebook describes how the journalistic mettle of the Gray Lady has made real journalism out of the material provided by Icky Assange.

He is very insistent, by the way, that when someone like Assange gets material from a leaker, he doesn't become a journalist. He somehow also becomes a "source." Or at least, is "treated" as a source. More than a few people have noted that WikiLeaks seems to be more like Woodward than Deep Throat. Deep Throat in this case, of course, is alleged to be the jailed and uncharged Bradley Manning.

Last I looked, Scooter Libby was still walking around, free.