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Sunday, February 27, 2005

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Deconstructing Plamegate

If you want to understand the labyrinthine twists of the Valerie Plame story, you could do a lot worse than to read the Trunk's analysis on Powerline.

The NY Times pumped up a non-story into a major scandal, then demanded a federal investigation, only to start backing away when their own reporters were facing jail time.

It's a classic story of media gone wild, complete disregard for the truth and johnny-come-lately realization that their puffery has come back to haunt them. In the end, the Times could lose much more than they ever sought to gain, and no one will feel the least bit sorry for them.