NYT Headline on Plame Lawsuit Dismissal Doesn't Mention Her Name

Earlier today, NewsBuster Noel Sheppard posted an item wondering how the media would cover the dismissal of Valerie Plame's civil lawsuit against V.P. Cheney and Scooter Libby.

We now have the answer from the New York Times: an article that miraculously manages to omit Plame's name from the headline!

That's right. The Times article is cryptically entitled: "Judge Dismisses Suit by Former C.I.A. Operative". For the casual reader, it could have been any old ex-spook. Move along; nuthin to see here.

Nice undercover work there by the Grey Lady. Do you think if Plame had won her case the Times might have touted her name might a bit more prominently?

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