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Friday, December 16, 2005

Now Here's a Way to Get Iraq Off the Front Page

Let's see. The New York Times has been sitting on this story, until today. So what happens today? The Patriot Act is voted on in the Senate. And that election thing happened in Iraq. Can't have the turnout of millions on the front page now can we?
The White House asked The New York Times not to publish this article, arguing that it could jeopardize continuing investigations and alert would-be terrorists that they might be under scrutiny. After meeting with senior administration officials to hear their concerns, the newspaper delayed publication for a year to conduct additional reporting. Some information that administration officials argued could be useful to terrorists has been omitted.
The New York Times and Washington Post is continuing a fine tradition of undermining the war effort in this country. This one is right up there with Robert McCormick and the Chicago Tribune revealing we had the Japanese military codes in WWII. FDR wanted to bring him up on treason charges, but was persuaded by the State Department not to.

I think its time we had a real discussion of journalistic responsibility in war time. I'm not sure the Founding Fathers pictured a time when our MSM would be actively rooting for terrorists.

Michelle Malkin takes the story apart, including the fact that the "journalist" Risen has a book coming out in ten days.

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