Is it just me, or does the whole "left" want Novak nailed for revealing what a source told him, namely, that Valerie Plame was a CIA agent.
What I don't need explained is that if reporters are forced to reveal their sources... leaks become less likely... which plays directly into the hands of the fascists.
What am I missing here? Or has the left that has been caught by a clever ploy, using the aged Novak to end reporter-source confidentiality forever!
I found this well-meaning information page that says half the states have Shield Laws, which protect reporters from revealing their sources. Another link says over 30 States and DC have such laws, and that in some case a Branzburg balancing test is required, but that in New York and Montana the shield is absolute
Aha, here it is, a discussion of the Federal Shield Law.
Either I am missing something, or the lefties are doing the fascist's bidding (yet again).