From one part of the Sunday Times, Ryan Lizza:
â€œAt least one big-time journalist will have their career or life ruined because some element of their behavior that was heretofore private will be exposed publicly,â€ predicted a senior adviser to a potential 2008 presidential candidate. The adviser requested that his name not be used because he did not want his personal views to be taken for his bossâ€™s.
And in another part of the forest, in letters from readers on how and why Bill Keller suppressed the story of Bush's warrantless wiretapping until Bush was safely elected:
I am a journalist who has worked on many sensitive stories and had many a battle with editors. I have also cherished the tough pros I worked under. I think I am pretty realistic about the pressures on all sides.
Nonetheless, I found Bill Kellerâ€™s words â€œI donâ€™t know what was in my head at the timeâ€ remarkable. It is depressing to think that the executive editor of The Times would even be able to speak this way.
It would be irreponsible not to speculate on what it was that Bill Keller couldn't talk about.
I mean, with the Bush administration surveilling everybody, they'd be crazy not to surveill contacts with the White House Iraq group, of which Keller's best girl, Judy "Kneepads" Miller was a part, to make sure what disinformation was being passed. And then use whatever turned up for blackmail.