From a reader:
The confidentiality claim belongs to the White House, not Clarke. I say that as a 20-year veteran journalist in television and print, including many years as a television anchor, producer, and reporter for four different television stations in three states, and as an editor, columnist, and reporter for two newspapers. Clarke’s background comments were on background at the request of the administration, not Clarke personally. The White House has every right to waive the claim, FOX has every right to ask them to waive the claiml, and FOX has every moral and ethical justification to run with the story once the claim is waived. Case closed.