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Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

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Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

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Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

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John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

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April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

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April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

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Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

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April 8, 2014

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April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

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Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

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Jewish World Review July 8, 2005 / 1 Taamuz, 5765

Memo to the truly ‘objective’: Leakers are people with an agenda. At best, they tell just part of the story

By Jack Kelly

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Judith Miller of the New York Times is in jail, for running afoul of the law of unintended consequences. What began two years ago as an effort to smear President Bush has backfired, big time.

Miller is in jail because she won't tell Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald who told her that Valerie Plame, wife of former Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV, worked for the CIA.

Wilson gained his 15 minutes of fame in 2003 when he claimed in an op-ed in the New York Times that President Bush had lied in his State of the Union address that year when Bush claimed Saddam Hussein had sought to buy uranium in Africa.

The CIA had sent Wilson to Niger in February, 2002 to determine whether that country had sold "yellowcake" ore to Iraq. After an eight day investigation which he described as sitting around the hotel pool, "drinking sweet mint tea, meeting with dozens of people," Wilson concluded that Niger had not.

Or so he said in his op-ed.

Once the story broke, columnist Bob Novak asked two officials why the CIA had selected Wilson — who has no intelligence background and strong anti-administration sentiments — for this mission. One told him Wilson's wife was in the CIA. Novak published her name.

It's against the law deliberately to disclose the identity of a covert agent. Demands were made for a special prosecutor to track down the leaker. Journalists lost interest in the case last July when the Senate Intelligence Committee concluded it was Wilson who was lying. Wilson had said in his report to the CIA that Iraqis had indeed approached Nigerien officials about buying yellowcake.

But the special prosecutor had been appointed by then. Fitzgerald demanded that Miller and Matthew Cooper of Time magazine tell the grand jury what they knew about the leaker. They refused.

Many wonder why Fitzgerald is pursuing the case so zealously, since it will be difficult to prove a crime was committed. The identities protection act was passed in 1982 after rogue CIA officer Philip Agee published a list of CIA officers operating under cover overseas, and one of them was assassinated.

Fitzgerald first has to prove the leaker intended to out Plame. If the disclosure were inadvertent, the law does not apply.

It also isn't clear that Plame is a "covert agent" under the statute. She was holding down a staff job at CIA headquarters at the time Novak published her name.

Finally, the leaker is off the hook if it were known beforehand that Plame was a CIA officer. "Sources close to the investigation say there is evidence in some instances that some reporters may have told government officials — not the other way around — that Wilson was married to Plame," Carol Leonnig reported in the Washington Post Wednesday.

Cooper isn't in jail because his source gave Cooper explicit permission to name him. Miller is because hers didn't, which suggests more than one government official named Plame.

Liberals salivated when Lawrence O'Donnell, MSNBC's unhinged political analyst, declared that Cooper's source was Bush political guru Karl Rove.

But Cooper's notes indicate only that he talked to Rove (among other people). Rove's lawyer denied his client mentioned Plame to Cooper, and said Rove has signed an affidavit freeing journalists from any promises of confidentiality. Rove's lawyer said also Fitzgerald has assured him Rove is not a target of the investigation.

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Miller is behaving honorably. She made a promise to her source and is sticking by it, and suffering the consequences (which doubtless will be ameliorated by the book deal to come).

Jailing Miller could have a chilling effect on the use of anonymous sources, journalists warn. But that would be a good thing. Leakers are people with an agenda. At best, they tell just part of the story. Often, they lie.

Joe Wilson leaked his story to columnist Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times before "going public" in his op-ed.

Limiting anonymous sources would hurt the people's right to know, journalists say. But as law professor Glenn Reynolds noted in an article in USA Today, the journalists involved know who outed Valerie Plame. They just aren't telling us.

"Journalists aren't claiming the right to tell us things we want to know," Reynolds said. "They're claiming the right to not tell things they'd rather we didn't know."

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