Bunch: Who talked to whom at NYT about spying story?

Philadelphia Daily News | Salon
The Times says it delayed publication of its domestic spying story for a year to do additional reporting. Will Bunch asks: “Would Bush have won the election if the extent of his seemingly unconstitutional domestic spying had been known? We’ll never know. …We’d like to know a lot more about how this all transpired — who talked to whom at the Times, and when did they talk? Did the pleading come before Nov. 2, 2004, or after? Was anyone on the White House political side — i.e., Karl Rove –involved? You would think that after the Judy Miller fiasco, the Times would be much, much more transparent in the backstory of how this story was published. But you would think wrong.” (Read what NYT executive editor Bill Keller says about the story.)

We have made it easy to comment on posts, however we require civility and encourage full names to that end (first initial, last name is OK). Please read our guidelines here before commenting.