So how can you take those lemons and turn them into some juicy intelligence lemonade?
Simple. You produce three different versions of the medical report, and leak them, in strict confidence, to three different Trusted Insiders (TM). Insider A gets Version 1, Insider B gets Version 2, Insider C gets Version 3 – something, say, about “metastatic rhabdomyosarcoma”.
So, when version 3 turns up in your morning newspaper, who’s been talking to the press? Simple, huh?
In short, I have no idea who leaked that info to Dan Rather. But I bet the Cubans know.