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Are fact-checkers not employed by The Nation, or are facts just not considered important in the articles published by it?

John Nichols writes:

Even those of us who were unsettled by his coziness with some of the creepier players in the past administration--especially after he helped to reveal the identity of CIA operative Plame as part of a thuggish move by Vice President Dick Cheney's cabal to blunt criticism from Ambassador Joe Wilson--recognized the delight that Novak took in covering politics and in breaking stories."

Clearly it was Richard Armitadge who was responsible for outing Valerie Plame. Why does this article still publish the trope the Cheney was responsible, when in the light of history it is so clearly refuted?