Red Rove-r, red rover is that the press coming over? (w/video)
This whole mess just pisses me off when I stop to think about it.
Read this for a little more background info... that makes the above article even more morbidly humorous.
It sickens me the amount of sheer bullshit that our government has been getting away with lately... it's insane.
Mind you, I was reading the other day about the 2 reporters that were involved... and how one, a woman, didn't reveal her source and is now being sent to the prison a high profile terrorist is being held at... and how the other reporter is going to testify, so he's fine. (New York Times reporter jailed, Miller's New Home in Virginia Known as a 'New Generation' Jail -- But Moussaoui is Fellow Inmate)
Now... normally I would stick up for protecting the right of the reporter not to reveal their source... but in this case, which seems to be a case of maliciously revealing the identity of a covert CIA operative, which not only ends their career, but also puts their life at risk... that seems like criminal behavior to me and in light of that, the whole "not reveal my source" thing kind of goes out the window.
Not knowing all the facts, I can't really weigh in more than that... and while I do give the woman credit for standing up for her position... I wonder both about whether or not she's doing the right thing, and whether or not it's justifiable to send her to prison with a terrorist... as though the two things are comparable.
I guess that all just leads me back to the top of this post.
Read it and weep.
White House denials on Rove fall silent.
White House defense of Rove goes silent.
CIA Leak Denials on Rove's Behalf Crumble.
White House Won't Comment on Rove Leak.
White House clams up on CIA leak.
W. House Suddenly Silent On Rove.
It's nice to see some media outlets actually covering this... and a couple even linking to it near the top of the page! :D
(CNN isn't showing this on their US page, or the International page... but it does show up on http://us.cnn.com/, which Jen had to point out to me because my CNN defaults to the International edition.)