"Dana Timothy Milbank" is a columnist for The Washington Post.

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We're one of the most reviled subsets of one of the most reviled professions. We're going to lose the battle every time.

[Mr. Woodward's apology was partly directed at his colleagues.] Obviously people here feel let down, ... it hasn't had the demoralizing effect that the Judy Miller debacle had at the Times.

For newspapers at this point, it's not about persevering, it's about surviving.

Seemed to lose control of the timing. He smiled after observing that Iraqis are 'paying a serious price' because of terrorism.

It was a delicate act: Celebrating debate and criticism while declaring that a key element of that debate -- whether the administration exaggerated prewar intelligence about Iraq -- is off-limits. But Cheney achieved it with matter-of-fact indignation.

To his backers, Joseph C. Wilson IV is a brave whistle-blower wronged by the Bush administration, ... To his critics, he is a partisan who spouts unreliable information.

One man's amnesty, of course, is another man's 'earned citizenship.'

This has been an elaborate exercise in navel gazing.