Though people across the country are angry about Scooter Libby's dissapearing jail time, and his supporters breathe a sigh of relief and hope for a pardon, my concern is not whether or not the justice system still works, but that the American public and media have decided to decide that by comparing Libby to Paris Hilton. The Boston Globe devotes a whole photo essay to it, in what I can only pray is a tongue in cheek move.

On a less sarcastic way of reading my headline, the Libby saga has brought renewed discussion about journalistic shield laws.

Happy Birthday USA.

Illustration from Boston Globe's click on above link for entire photo essay.

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