Too Cute At the Times
The Times rightly supports Miller, who won't cough up her source. Fine. But the fact is, the editors of the Times know who that source is. They have to. There is not even a tiny doubt that they don't. It is S-O-P. That being the case, since they know more on this than they are willing to let on, it is unseemly to say the least for the Times to needle the White House for being silent on the leaker.
I know, I know. Two different situations. Still, the Times ought to realize it has zero public support on this subject, and it should handle stories on the leaker case with a lot more delicacy and a lot less arrogance than it has shown. Stories like this convince people that the Times is more interested in grinding political axes, and making the White House look bad, than anything else.