Friday, July 22, 2005

Unchilled and Plain Speaking

Previously, I posted about the Cleveland Plain Dealer's hesitation to run a series on government corruption due to the fact that it might expose the paper to a lawsuit and jail time for its journalists. This was in the wake of the Supreme Court's refusal to over turn the DC Court of Appeals ruling on the Miller / Cooper / Plame case.

Now that a weekly paper, the Scene, has gone ahead with its story both on the corruption and on the Plain Dealer's hesitation, the Plain Dealer has gone ahead and published its original story.

Making matters more complicated is the question of how an FBI report wound up in the hands of reporters.

Now, do you think the press will focus on the leak? Or the alleged corruption? Hmmmm.


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