Good column from Anthony Lewis on the First Amendment fallout of the Libby verdict:

Prosecutors used to shy away, generally, from pressing journalists to name sources. But lately they are doing so with increasing frequency. Why? Perhaps because the press does not have as much support in public opinion as it used to. Whatever the reason, the danger of crippling the investigative function of journalism is increasing.

When the New York Times was printing the Pentagon Papers, the press received almost unanimous support from the public. What happened over the next 35 years to lead the press to such a level of disdain?