Monday, June 26, 2006

The New York Times at War With America

Here is another oponion piece on the how the NY Times is putting the lives of all Americans at risk. Michael Barone takes the NY Times to task in his opinion piece. I will post the last two paragraphs of his piece and then a link to the salf serving and overly officious answer to e-mails from Bill Keller.

"The counterargument is that it is a dangerous business for the government to prosecute the press. But it certainly is in order to prosecute government officials who have abused their trust by disclosing secrets, especially when those disclosures have reduced the government's ability to keep us safe. And pursuit of those charges would probably require reporters to disclose the names of those sources. As the Times found out in the Judith Miller case, reporters who refuse to answer such questions can go to jail.

Why do they hate us? Why does the Times print stories that put America more at risk of attack? They say that these surveillance programs are subject to abuse, but give no reason to believe that this concern is anything but theoretical. We have a press that is at war with an administration, while our country is at war against merciless enemies. The Times is acting like an adolescent kicking the shins of its parents, hoping to make them hurt while confident of remaining safe under their roof. But how safe will we remain when our protection depends on the Times?"

This is a link to Bill Keller's defense on printing this. Keller is obviously blinded by his hatred of the Bush Administration and does not give a rat's ass as to how he places us all in greater danger. - Sailor

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