Now that President Bush has authorized the limited declassification of the April NIE document, there are some unpalatable things to ponder. Namely where did the selective editing happen to get these headline grabbing quotes?
If the New York Times’ source edited the information before leaking it, then the New York Times owes the leaker no anonymity because they deliberately lied to the newspaper.
Since we have not heard the New York Times or the other media outlets ratting out the leaker, that leaves only one conclusion. They, the media, are accomplices to manufacturing news to suit their agendas. They are no longer journalists but PR-flacks and should be treated as such.