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Ready4Change Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 06:39 PM
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7. The difference is the criminality of the informant.
Mark Feldt, aka Deep throat, had committed no crime. Woodward and Bernstein, by reporting his leak, were committing no crime. They merely brought more attention to bear on people who DID commit crimes.

Novak, Miller, Cooper, and "the leaker(s)" were all involved in the actual commission of a crime.

Consider: A journalist gets a call from a terrorist providing information that proves that he was involved with a bombing. Should that source be protected? If so, how is that different from the Plame leakers?
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