This, they say, is what the First Amendment is designed to protect:
A senior administration official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the White House now says its official position is not to comment on the case while it is under investigation by a federal special prosecutor, said Mr. Rove had gone about his business as usual on Monday.
Without the unrestricted right to conceal the identity of such frauds, we would no longer be a free nation.
Also note the ample space given to know-nothing Rove apologists, Victoria Toerag and Bruce Sanford, to spin their tired tale of how the law doesn't apply. The NYT could have saved the effort and simply reprinted their op-ed piece from the Times. Or their op-ed piece from the Washington Post. Or the address of the Judy Miller fan club.