“What emerges in Waas’s stories is a consistent White House modus operandi: That time and time again, Bush and his aides have selectively leaked or declassified secret intelligence findings that served their political agenda — while aggressively asserting the need to keep secret the information that would tend to discredit them,” Froomkin writes.
Froomkin lays down a challenge to the rest of the press corps: “In the traditional media, the reaction has been utter and complete silence — both after Waas’s well-documented March 2 story, and again today. There’s not one word about it in a single major outlet this morning. And that’s just not acceptable. Waas’s fellow reporters at major news operations should either acknowledge and try to follow up his stories — or debunk them. It’s not okay to just leave them hanging out there. They’re too important.”