Friday’s paper (2/10) featured the 2002 terrorist plot on L.A. prominently on the front page. It is certainly suspect that the Bush administration is releasing this story four years later to justify its “eavesdropping.”
In the same edition, the revelation that Scooter Libby was directed to leak information from an intelligence report by his superiors only garnered a small space on page A-6. Paul Pillar (senior intelligence officer for the CIA) only earned page A-11 with his indictment of the White House handling (ignoring) of warnings that Iraq could cascade into violence if we invaded to overthrow Saddam Hussein.
Once again, the administration has succeeded in taking our eye off the ball and The Star has been implicit by assigning importance in the placement of these stories.