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The Mechanics of the Rove-Cooper Waiver

The Washington Post has an article today detailing the mechanics of the Rove-Cooper waiver that Cooper relied on to avoid going to jail.

Cooper's wife, Democratic strategist Mandy Grunwald, who is also the grandaughter of Time founder Henry Grunwald, says that there really was no point in him going to jail once Time Magazine made the decision to turn over his e-mails which included Rove's name as Cooper's source.

The article is more interesting for its description of a volatile meeting between Time Magazine's Normal Pearlstein and the mag's reporter's yesterday.

The reporters claim that Pearlstein's decision has resulted in their sources drying up on them and putting Time at the bottom of their media lists.

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  • Re: The Mechanics of the Rove-Cooper Waiver (none / 0) (#1)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:01:18 PM EST
    Surely any "drying up" of anonymous sources for Time is less because they now fear being outed than because they are mostly administration folks who are peeved at Time for squealing.

    Re: The Mechanics of the Rove-Cooper Waiver (none / 0) (#2)
    by jimcee on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:01:18 PM EST
    What I find more interesting than the Plame kerfuffle in your post is that a Time magazine reporter is married to a Democratic "strategist". No media bias there, nope none at all...now just keep moving. And don't tell me that a man and his wife don't share a majority of opinions with each other. Perhaps Ms. Grunwald is the leaker? Just saying....

    Re: The Mechanics of the Rove-Cooper Waiver (none / 0) (#3)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:01:19 PM EST
    Brackdurf has it right. Also have a look at Greg Palast's piece noting the difference between "source" and "access".

    Re: The Mechanics of the Rove-Cooper Waiver (none / 0) (#4)
    by Ernesto Del Mundo on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:01:19 PM EST
    And don't tell me that a man and his wife don't share a majority of opinions with each other.
    Mary Matalin/Jim Carville?

    Re: The Mechanics of the Rove-Cooper Waiver (none / 0) (#5)
    by scarshapedstar on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:01:19 PM EST
    Call me crazy, but I don't think the government deserves the privilege of anonymity. We do. I'm sure the authors of the Federalist Papers would agree. I'm not sure modern Republicans do.