Spies in the House of Lost Love

Friday, November 19, 2004

All's not well in Langley. That's the impression, at least, created by headlines in recent weeks. This week, two high-level CIA officials joined the exodus of malcontents from the agency that was triggered by the naming of Porter Goss as the CIA's new chief. But the way the story has unfolded tells us just as much about the workings of the often inscrutable press as it does about the CIA. Slate columnist Jack Shafer joins Brooke to anatomize the coverage.

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