Well we finally heard from Mark Mazzetti, the New York Times reporter who leaked a Maureen Dowd column to the CIA. In Arthur Brisbane’s piece on the incident, Mazzetti apologizes for sending Dowd’s article and explains what happened:
I did make a bunch of calls and was doing this on deadline. As part of the process, I also did send the column. It was definitely a mistake to do. I have never done it before and I will never do it again.
As you might recall, in his correspondence with the CIA, Mazzetti wrote, “This didn’t come from me… and please delete after you read. See, nothing to worry about.” That doesn’t really sound like a “mistake” to us.
In fact, it sounds like someone purposely doing something they know they’re not supposed to and trying to cover up their tracks. But we all see things differently in life, right?