You probably remember Valerie Plame, the CIA agent whose cover was blown by columnist Robert Novak. She was punished for being the wife of Joseph Wilson, a former ambassador who contradicted Bush’s claim in early 2003 that Saddam Hussein had tried to buy uranium in Niger.
A court has now ruled that two journalists can be jailed for refusing to identify the sources in the Bush administration who leaked Plame’s identity.
Regardless of whether these two reporters should be protected by shield laws, or jailed for not revealing their sources, why hasn’t Robert Novak been jailed??? He chose to publish this classified information that jeopardized a CIA agent’s life.
In the early 1970s, the Los Angeles Free Press published the names of several undercover narcotics agents. They had the book thrown at them.
So, again, why isn’t Robert Novak doing a looong sentence at Leavenworth, Pelican Bay or San Quentin? Why isn’t he a battered wife with a brutal husband who beats the shit out of him (for starters) every night? Why isn’t he world famous as the Queen of Pelican Bay?
How can Novak live with himself; even look at himself in the mirror? (Pssssstt: Bob, come on, do the honorable thing.)