Thursday, September 29, 2005

How Interesting

New York Times reporter Judith Miller has been released from jail today after agreeing to testify in the Valerie Plame leak case.

Update: More on this at Captain's Quarters.

Powerline has more.

One of the really strange things in this whole matter has been that Karl Rove and Scooter Libby gave general releases from confidentiality to the reporters they spoke with many months ago. But Matt Cooper of Time made a big show of getting a "personal" release from Rove on the day he was scheduled to testify, and Miller is now doing the same thing with Libby. Each reporter had permission to waive confidentiality from their source well in advance of testifying or going to jail, yet claimed they didn't, and even went to jail as part of this pretense. Why?


Blogger Mrs. Happy Housewife said...

Publicity. Fame. Notoriety. The ability to say, "I was a jailed reported."

4:16 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

I suspect you're right...

I wonder too if there is some political animus involved, they are attempting to make the administration look bad by claiming they didn't have the releases, trusting that others in the media won't emphasize that angle?

8:14 AM  

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