I didn’t post this question so we could argue about how hateful Robert Novak is or about confidentiality or anything of the sort. It’s simply my understanding that Novak wrote the original article that outed Valeria Plame and that our judicial system is throwing other journalists in jail for the thing. With this whole Plame issue being as ubiquitous as it now is, I was hoping someone could clarify why Novak has remained under the radar in this whole affair.
In a related note, can anyone give me a cite for the quote the NY Times referenced on Monday regarding this issue. I quote their front page article here:
“Another reporter, Matthew Cooper of Time magazine, avoided jail when his company yielded a demand to turn over his notes on the matter. Mr. Novak, meanwhile, has appeared to be under no threat of jail, for reasons that are not clear. He has said he will be able to clear things up one day.”
I await the flood of knowhow.