Roger L. Simon

'Flame' Game Keeps on Turning

I don’t know what to make of the latest revelations in the Judith Miller soap opera at the NYT other than the obvious – Who would want to work at that place? As for whether anyone is guilty of a crime here, so far I would say boredom ranks highest among the possibilities, second only to the obscene amount spent on lawyers by the newspaper, the government and the various and sundry witnesses. I’d be ready to give up on the whole thing but one mystery still intrigues me: How did “Scooter” Libby get his nickname? [But what about its implications for a free press?-ed. Good question. What about them?]

UPDATE: More of the Night of the Long Knives.