In an earlier post I said that, according to Glenn "InstaPundit" Reynolds, Bill O'Reilly's Fox News show was going to feature as a guest Gilbert Merritt, an American judge who's been working for the Justice Department in Iraq and believes he's been given a "smoking gun" Iraqi newspaper story linking Saddam's regime and Al Qaeda. My mistake was to misread the date of Reynolds's post -- he wrote it Monday, not yesterday. Reynolds's mistake was to believe the person who told him the judge would appear on the show -- apparently the Merritt who was scheduled to appear on O'Reilly's show Monday was Jeralyn Merritt, who presides over the fine blog Talk Left.
By the way, Judge Merritt writes about the gag order he was subjected to in this column for the Nashville Tennesseean. So either the administration doesn't want this story floated or it doesn't want it floated the way the judge was floating it. Maybe it won't go any further than the New York Post and Weekly Standard. Or maybe it will go further, but not just yet.