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October 01, 2003

MORE ON SECRET SOURCES, over at GlennReynolds.com.

UPDATE: Jeff Jarvis observes:

Just for the fun of it, let's compare and contrast two scandals:

: In the U.K., someone -- Dr. David Kelly -- had unauthorized and possibly illegal contact with the press regarding confidential, classified government information on weapons in Iraq. The government reveals his name. He kills himself. The government gets hell for it. Revealing the name of the person is considered a scandal.

: In the U.S., someone, unknown, had unauthorized and possibly illegal contact with the press regarding confidential, classified government information on a CIA agent's identity. The government is under pressure to find and identify and prosecute the person. Not revealing the name of the person is a scandal.
Hmmmm.

Hmm, indeed.