PAUL HOLMES: White House's response to leak allegations prompts a flood of criticism from the media

The best way to keep a troubling story alive is to stonewall, which makes the White House reaction to allegations that it leaked the identity of an undercover CIA operative all the more puzzling. By steadfastly refusing to launch its own investigation into the incident, the Bush administration has sent the Washington rumor mill into overdrive, as reporters and their sources speculate as to where the leak came from.

by Paul Holmes

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