As I noted
last night, NBC reported
that the CIA has made a referral to the Justice Department recommending that there be a criminal investigation into whether White House aides broke federal laws by exposing the identity of undercover employee Valerie Plame in order to retaliate against her husband, Amb. Joe Wilson.
Now, normally when such a story breaks the wire services will jump right on it and the other major papers and networks will report it out through their own sources and run the story too.
But according to the Google News Site, not a single other news outfit has reported the story or picked it up some fifteen hours later. In the circa 2003 news cycle that's a good bit of time.
Now, let me be clear: I'm not saying there's a problem with the story. In fact, I have every reason to believe it's accurate. And MSNBC still has it posted prominently.
But news that the CIA has recommended an investigation of White House aides for criminal wrongdoing is a pretty big deal. So the fact that no one else has picked it up strikes me as odd.