As seen in the New York Post
Norman Pearlstine, the former editor-in-chief of Time Inc., who stepped down two years ago, was back inside the Time Warner Center on Wednesday for a party to celebrate publication of his book "Off the Record: The Press, the Government, and the War over Anonymous Sources." The book details the behind-the-scenes maneuvers and long-term legal aspects of the outing of former CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson, and how journalists handled the information what was being dished to them. Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald pressed reporters to disclose sources. Many cooperated out of the gate but Time magazine initially fought to protect its source. Matthew Cooper, the Time reporter at the center of the controversy, subsequently left the company to work in the Washington bureau of the new Condé Nast title Portfolio. But he was on hand for the bash. He joined the line to pick up free autographed copies from Pearlstine. Cooper said he did not get a look at the book in advance. "I haven't read my friend Norm's book but look forward to his account of why he delivered my notes to the federal prosecutor," said Cooper.