7/27/2003 10:59:00 AM
by The MinuteMan
The Valerie Plame Affair - July 27 - Speak Out!
Sometimes people need to feel the heat before they see the light.
We are stealing shamelessly from a suggestion by Mark Kleiman that we contact our Congressfolks. Below is contact information for some people who might be delighted to learn of your interest in the Valerie Plame affair.
Although I am sure they will be intrigued by general expressions of interest (or outrage), it might be worth suggesting a specific news angle they can pursue. My thought is to follow on the announcement reported on July 25 by Newsday
, that the FBI is considering this
Another "answerable" question might be, has anyone at the White House or the CIA taken steps to determine whether national security has, in fact, been compromised by this leak.
Finally, Mr. Kurtz himself will be appearing in an on-line forum Monday, July 28,
at High Noon, Eastern time. His preferred topic seems to be the clash of various media. Valerie Plame seems to be off-topic, but there is a possible hook - what is the process by which a story such as the Valerie Plame leak [insert diatribe] is overlooked by the big media?
David Sanger: DaSang@nytimes.com
His byline appears here.
No contact info. Yet. Hint!
: No contact info.
The WaPo directory
Howard Kurtz: KurtzH@WashPost.com
Mr. Kurtz noted the Newsday coverage here
Joel Achenbach: AchenbachJ@WashPost.com
Mr. Achenbach noted the story in an on-line chat
. [An Alert Reader has since advised me taht this is not Mr. Achenbach's normal area.]
Dana Priest: PriestD@WashPost.com
Dana Milbank: WhiteHouse@WashPost.com
Sen. Charles Schumer provides a Webform here
Sen. David Durbin has some contact info here
(please include a US Postal address, you non-constituents, you). His e-mail is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Loose the hounds! Well, politely and calmly, of course.
TIMELINE of Scandal
, from before the beggining.