Irony in the NYT's stance on Libby

Ed Lasky
The New York Sun nicely skewers the irony of the New York Times' editorial condemnation of the Libby sentence commutation, citing a perspective that had never occurred to me.
... had the Times and its lawyers succeeded in their legal and public relations quest to prevent their reporter from having to testify in the case, the consequence would have been the same - Scooter Libby would have been an unconvicted man. Somehow, when President Bush makes that happen, the Times deems it worthy of contempt. If it had happened as a result of the maneuverings of the Times' first amendment lawyers, they'd no doubt be celebrating over on West 43rd Street.

The New York Sun nicely skewers the irony of the New York Times' editorial condemnation of the Libby sentence commutation, citing a perspective that had never occurred to me.
... had the Times and its lawyers succeeded in their legal and public relations quest to prevent their reporter from having to testify in the case, the consequence would have been the same - Scooter Libby would have been an unconvicted man. Somehow, when President Bush makes that happen, the Times deems it worthy of contempt. If it had happened as a result of the maneuverings of the Times' first amendment lawyers, they'd no doubt be celebrating over on West 43rd Street.