Gil Hamilton wrote:
> The problem is that reporters want to be made into a special class of
> people that don't have to abide by the same laws as the rest of us. Are
> you a reporter? Am I? Is the National Inquirer? How about Drudge?
> What about bloggers? Which agency will you have to apply to in order to
> get a Journalism License? And will this License to Report entitle one
> to ignore subpoenas from federal grand juries?
Problem there is - Miller didn't write the story, pass on the info to anyone
else, or indeed do much more than have a conversation with an unnamed source
where a classified name was revealed. The Grand Jury is aware that Miller had
this info but refused to reveal who the informant was.
On the other hand - Robert Novak got the same information, REPORTED it - and
isn't in any sort of trouble at all. Somehow this isn't the issue though... and
I wonder why?