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I. Lewis Libby: who wins, who loses?

NY Times discussed in an article the result of what the I. Lewis Libby case will have on the government or sources and the journalists that work with them. Who is going to suffer more as a result? The article said that everyone is going to lose something, but mostly "the benefit of the doubt" and government officials are going to have to show their information to convince journalists more.

Journalists are worried that the result of the trial will give sources another reason to keep their silence and not give the input because now even anonymous sources can be called out by the courts, it seems like whenever they want. The Times said that both journalists and sources are going to have to show their work more. Most recently the U.S. armed forces finally revealed their evidence for the conclusion that Iran is aiding insurgents in the Iraq War. The officials showed the weapons and serial numbers that are supposed to point to where the weapons were built, Iran. Quickly Bush and others leaders clarified themselves saying that there is no way of knowing whether the leaders in Iran are tied to the weapons or are sending them, which they originally had announced.

The result creates much more skepticism of both journalists and government officials. Most notably the article was written by David E. Sanger, who testified in the Libby case under subpoena.