Did The Press Overreact to Plame Hearing?

So says Leigh Ferrara:

    In any case, Democrats had a field day expounding on the leak. Representative John P. Sarbanes (D-Md.) thundered that the scandal “paints a picture of an administration full of bullies, one that will justify any means for their ends. It is the result of a syndrome that’s developed. It is an arrogance of power run amok.” Representative Dennis Kucinich drew parallels between the Plame case and the purge of eight federal prosecutors now preoccupying Washington: “I can’t help but think of you when I think of the U.S. Attorney case,” he said.

    Needless to say, that kind of debate was not what the paparazzi were there for, though. As soon as Plame’s testimony concluded, photographers and reporters stampeded out, literally tripping over each other to get to the door. Left behind were a cluster of men in blue suits, and a lot of empty seats.