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Plame's Fair Game Blame Game

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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VAL'S VITRIOL Plame

Outed spy Valerie Plame once considered a career in journalism, but she doesn't have much respect for the profession these days. In her new book, Fair Game, Plame doesn't just attack Robert Novak, the columnist who first revealed her identity back in 2003, but slams most of the mainstream press.

Writing of when she first read Novak's revelatory column, "I felt like I had been sucker-punched, hard, in the gut," she says. She also ended up developing a tic under her left eye, chronic digestive problems, lost weight, started smoking again, and almost got a divorce from husband Joe Wilson (he deeply resented the fact that Plame did not speak out in his defense when he was under attack for criticizing intelligence that the U.S. into Iraq).

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