The Right Coast

July 20, 2005
NY Times, great respector of National Security Secrets
By Tom Smith

It didn't seem to bother the NYT to "out" this genuinely secret operation, in a story that probably actually did harm the WOT on the margin.

And AP published pictures of Navy SEALs, even though doing so may have compromised their security.
(See also this interesting update on where some of these incidents ended up.)

I suppose you could distinguish Rove by saying, unlike the press, it is not his job to undermine the nation's security.