Fitzgerald's Eight Pages
Let's unseal the reason he put Miss Run Amok in jail.
Editorial - November 4, 2005 - The Wall Street Journal (Opinion Journal)
Thanks to the disastrous New York Times legal strategy, the D.C. Circuit of Appeals dealt a major blow to a reporter's ability to protect his sources. Prosecutors everywhere will now be more inclined to call reporters to testify, under threat of prison time. And if Mr. Libby's case goes to trial, at least three reporters will be called as witnesses for the prosecution. Just wait until defense counsel starts examining their memories and reporting habits, not to mention the dominant political leanings in the newsrooms of NBC, Time magazine and the New York Times. "Meet the Press," indeed.
There is a strong argument that Patrick Fitzgerald is abusing his power, just as most special prosecutors have done. Whenever a special prosecutor finds out the original crime was not committed, there is an urge to go find some crime to justify his existence. This article gives some of the background to why so many feel this is true in this case as well.