July 2, 2006
Interesting exchange on MTP
Saw this live this morning and it was actually stronger than the Venti Yukon I was drinking. The argument was over the NY Times publishing the story on the banking project. There seems to be a concerted talking points circulating among conservatives to blame the messenger. Bill Bennett has argued that Washington Post reporter Dana Priest should be in jail rather than receiving a Pulitzer, so that little dynamic was a bit tense (Priest jabbed at Bennett's gambling habit). But most interesting to me was Bill Safire completely disagreeing with Bennett on the role of the press.