Lengthy account in the Weekly Standard of the Valerie Plame scandal. The penultimate paragraph sums up the media’s poor job in explaining the issue:

It is certainly the case that the media narrative is much more sensational than the Senate report. A story about malfeasance is perhaps more interesting than a story about incompetence. A story about deliberate White House deception is perhaps more interesting than a story about bureaucratic miscommunication. A story about retaliation is perhaps more interesting than a story about clarification.