"...a reporter is allowed to shield sources. A free press demands no less."<quoted text>
Thats not what i was asking.
A member of the administration leaked the name to Novak.
My point of view is that person not Novak was the legitimate target a reporter is allowed to shield sources. A free press demands no less.
Clearly there was a successful coverup of what could have been a considerably sticky problem for W.'s administration.
Where in the ranks of recent scandal would this on rank.
As a gun owner, I should be able to make the same claim, to shield my sources. Exercising my individual right demands no less.