July 18, 2005 09:15 AM
The Matt Show: Let Fingers Do the Talking
Matthew Cooper's TIME article finally spells out the information that Cooper was willing to go to the pokey over: How did he learn the name of an undercover CIA agent?
As for Wilson's wife, I told the grand jury I was certain that Rove never used her name and that, indeed, I did not learn her name until the following week, when I either saw it in Robert Novak's column or Googled her, I can't recall which.And with this admission, Matt Cooper becomes the first journalist to risk jail to protect Google. To be fair, it is a very important source for many journalists. Of course, we must assume that Judy Miller is protecting a different, perhaps even higher-ranking source... Yahoo?
"What I Told the Grand Jury" [TIME]