Atrios is so right about this one. The fact that the White House was clearly feeding bullshit through the press about the nomination of Edith Brown Clement yesterday is an outrage. Looking back at the Bush’s press conference that morning, his wink and a nod to the question about Clement seems to indicate that the plan to decieve the public went all the way to the top. Any reporter who still thinks their anonymous sources deserve protection after having their trust exploited like this is an ethically bankrupt hack. This isn’t about whistleblowers, it’s about a bunch of media elites too cowardly to do the right thing if it means the possiblity of losing any access.