Getting to the source
Personally, I just lost the office betting pool on the SCOTUS nomination. For reporters, they've been manipulated...again: "[T]o me it's obvious that a 'confidential but persuasive source' systematically called a bunch of reporters and deliberately misled them about who George Bush was planning to nominate to the Supreme Court. In fact, the calls were so systematic and deliberate that it was obviously part of a White House plan (A fairly clever and effective one, I might add.)," writes Kevin Drum.
"There are two options here: either (1) the source was honestly misled by the White House or else (2) the source was a knowing part of the misinformation plan. This means that every reporter who heard from this source should call back and give the source two choices: if it's (1), give up the White House informant. If it's (2), forfeit their anonymity." (Political Animal)