‘Pretend Ignorance’ Over Who is Leaking Iraq War Plans

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In The Fog of Newspapering in Slate, Jack Shafer examines the quandary a newspaper (in this case the New York Times) gets itself into when it must cover a questions such as “Who has been leaking Pentagon war planning for Iraq to the New York Times?”
By the way, has anyone yet coined the term Gulf War II? If not, I’d like to claim it. In fact, I’ve been referring to the Persian Gulf War of 1991 as Gulf War I for some time now, since even before the Bush-family interregnum.