Yeah but Amos we're talking about committing a felony in print! These guys weren't hearing a story about what the Gov. had done wrong. They outed an undercover agent who had done nothing wrong!
They killed her career and definitely endangered her life. Not to mention the fact that now everyone she has ever worked with or had any contact with has got to wonder what her motives were at the time.
They have pretty much destroyed her and it seems to be because her husband, not her, disagreed with the whitehouse. Whoever gave them the info has committed a felony. Whoever conspired with the sources, created the stories and published/aired them has also committed a felony. These journalists in this case are nothing more than criminals.
I agree with protection of the source when it is uncovering illegal/illicit dealings, but that doesn't give them carte blanche under freedom of the press. This is akin to yelling fire in a crowded theatre. They're just lucky the judges haven't imprisoned them for revealing the information. THe sources should be outed and punished.