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Scum Rises to the Top

Dear Mr. Michael Miner, Apropos of your piece in the August 20 Reader on journalistic privilege, the Fitzgerald investigation/grand jury proceedings, and the Valerie Plame case: I’m divided; I agree that there is little or no moral, legal, or constitutional cause for covering for “Bush’s scum” (your term, but I concur), even under current journalist-protection […]

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Making Enemies

Last week’s Hot Type column, especially as regards its metajournalistic role, went at best halfway [October 10]. You pointed out the hypocrisy of right-wing shill R. Novak (aka “the prince of darkness,” if memory serves me) and hinted at the despicable natures of much of the Bush administration. But you neglected to point out that […]