I've been steering clear (at least on this site) of this debate over confidential sources. It's getting plenty of attention elsewhere and only touches the theme of this blog--blogging--obliquely. But I think it's important for everyone at least to understand and respect both sides of the issue. That's why I was disturbed to see the judge in the case, Thomas F. Hogan, demean Miller's stand. Here he is in today's Times:
"That's the child saying: 'I'm still going to take that chocolate chip cookie and eat it. I don't care."