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It was Libby

Judith Miller of the New York Times has been released from prison after saying that her source in the Valerie Plame matter has given her permission to testify before the grand jury. The source was Lewis “Scooter” Libby, Dick Cheney’s chief of staff.

Given how closely Miller is said to have relied on Cheney’s office in her flawed reporting on Iraq’s weapons capabilities and terrorist ties, this is pretty much what everyone had figured all along. In fact, Libby and Matthew Cooper’s source, Karl Rove, were always the leading suspects in the guessing game as to who had blown Plame’s CIA cover.

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  1. Anonymous

    Given how much she relied on Cheney’s office for her flawed Iraq reporting, why would she be taking tips from them? I wouldn’t take their calls after they publicly humiliated me….ed.

  2. mike_b1

    Because she didn’t care whether the information was accurate. Who it came from was what made it newsworthy. That much is clear from the Times’ utter refusal to second source any of it.

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