What is completely lost in the mainstream media's frenzy to attack President Bush on the "leak" story is the grotesque amount of coverage the MM gave Joe Wilson and his subsequently discredited attack on the administration. The Washington Post was leading the charge.
I was in Washington working for the Senate and I couldn't believe the massive coverage.
Today, the Washington Post acknowledges that in an editorial.
The affair concerns, once again, former ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV and his absurdly over-examined visit to the African country of Niger in 2002.
But the Post has since exposed Wilson for the fraud he is.
The material that Mr. Bush ordered declassified established, as have several subsequent investigations, that Mr. Wilson was the one guilty of twisting the truth. In fact, his report supported the conclusion that Iraq had sought uranium.
And the Post wonders what the heck all the fuss is about over the "leak."
It's unfortunate that those who seek to prove the latter would now claim that Mr. Bush did something wrong by releasing for public review some of the intelligence he used in making his most momentous decision.
Sometimes, the MM rises above its dislike for President Bush.
UPDATE: The Left goes absolutely bonkers when a media outlet goes off the reservation.