On Thursday, we pointed out a UPI story that reported on "hard evidence" that Cheney aides "Scooter" Libby and John Hannah could be indicted in the case of outed CIA operative Valerie Plame. Curiously, no other news organizations other than UPI have reported this potentially explosive story. Today, Josh Marshall does a follow-up on Talking Points Memo.
"Several other news organizations have been and continue to sit on this story -- though why, for good reasons or not good reasons, I'm not sure. Yesterday I talked with an emissary from neoconland who pushed back heavily on the story, at least as regards John Hannah. No mention of Libby. But Hannah, this person insisted, is simply not a target of the investigation."
Geraldine Sealey is senior news editor at Salon.com.