Protecting their own

I have no doubt that they don’t want to publish any names:

As the so-called “D.C. Madam” case unfolds in the nation’s capital, with alleged prostitution ringleader Jeane Palfrey claiming a list of thousands of prominent clients, Washington-area editors say they are following the story, but remain reluctant to print such a list, were it available, without serious scrutiny.

While they have no problem destroying reputations belonging to commoners, the Washington media is significantly more circumspect about soiling those belonging to the bi-factional ruling party. This media-political complex is much more interested in protecting its own than in reporting the truth or even making money.

After all, a little silence at just the right time can be worth a lot more than a scoop or two.