December 30, 2012

EARLIER TODAY, I LINKED this article from the Stanford Law Review Online. Several readers point out that it says: “The vulnerability of reporters’ confidential relationships became front-page news in 2005, when Judith Miller, a reporter for the New York Times, spent eighty-five days in jail before finally revealing to a federal prosecutor the identity of the confidential source who outed Valerie Plame as a CIA operative (her source turned out to be Vice President Cheney’s Chief of Staff, Scooter Libby).”

In fact, however, State Department official Richard Armitage, not Scooter Libby, was the source of the Plame leak. Yet this error persists.