The evidence is in: Ignoring Style can be dangerous.
The Lewis “Scooter” Libby trial was briefly thrown into a tizzy yesterday after a juror notified the judge that she had seen my article on Tim Russert’s Wednesday testimony.
Federal marshals are supposed to excise all trial-related stories before the jury gets its morning papers. But The Post’s Style section, it turns out, was exempted from the scissors-wielding scrutiny.
Was the jury irrevocably tainted? Jeffress said he didn’t have a problem with the infraction. Fitzgerald agreed. The wheels of justice began grinding again.
All of which spared me from the humiliating headline: “Style Scribe Sinks CIA Case.”