Slapped Down…or Slipped Up?

Friday, September 01, 2006


Yet another shoe dropped in the Valerie Plame saga this week. It seems the original source for columnist Bob Novak’s scoop wasn’t Karl Rove or Scooter Libby. According to a new book by two beltway reporting vets, it was Richard Armitage, erstwhile Deputy Secretary of State and early critic of the war plan. Which would seem to dispel the malicious intent that many journalists had ascribed to the mystery leaker. Brooke speaks with Mark Jurkowitz of the Project for Excellence in Journalism about whether the media have done the story justice.

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