NEEDED: ONLINE EDITOR….Howard Fineman in Newsweek yesterday:
I’ll stipulate that it is a felony to disclose the name of an undercover CIA operative who has been posted overseas in recent years. That’s what the statute says. But the now infamous outing of Victoria Plame isn’t primarily an issue of law. It’s about a lot of other things….
Um, anyone notice the problem here? And it’s repeated three more times. Maybe Newsweek needs to hire Dan Weintraub’s editor.
(The story itself isn’t bad, though. I was just on the phone with my mother this morning explaining all the deep background behind the Plame affair ? neocons, state vs. Defense, CIA vs. White House, etc. ? and Fineman does a pretty good job of summarizing the whole thing.)