Joe Wilson back in happier times,
when the old media loved him and
no one had yet examined his story
It now appears that two reporters, one for Time and the other for the New York Times, may go to jail for protecting sources in a criminal investigation of a matter that almost certainly involved no crime. You may want to re-read that last sentence.
Oddly enough, the Times has suddenly decided that maybe identifying Ms. Plame as a CIA agent was not not a crime at all. This is not exactly a new insight.
You may recall that Ms. Plame is the wife of Joe Wilson, the Democrat partisan who cooked up the Niger-yellowcake-WMD story. This blog has had a lot to say about Mr. Wilson. For those posts, go here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.
For the best summary I've seen of the entire "kerfluffle," go to The Best of The Web Today. You'll find as much there as you want to know about the whole ridiculous affair and the way the old media's views on the matter have, well, evolved.