The most striking thing about the NY Times Valerie Plame story isn’t the content, is that it’s running (Page 1, column 8, the traditional position for the lead story) and that it isn’t about Judith Miller.
It’s fairly hard-hitting (though it still assumes that only the Intelligence Identities Protection Act is in play, quoting one of the tame “experts” who supported the corporate effort to protect the cover-up). As a bonus, it comes with a long text box full of inoperative statements.
But mostly it’s there. Having downplayed the story for two years (seemingly to protect Judith Miller) perhaps now the Times will start acting like a newspaper again.