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Newsweek Sat on NSA Story for "Security Concerns"
RightontheRight.com ^ | 12-28-05 | Right on the Right

Posted on 12/28/2005 5:57:05 PM PST by RealTeen

I’ve recently been in touch with an anonymous source of mine who’s in contact with someone inside Newsweek. It appears that Newsweek had also known about the NSA Wiretap Story, but sat on it. My source says the following:

"Isikoff basically had the NSA story wrapped up, but Newsweek thought there were too many security concerns involved, so they decided not to run it"

Isikoff is referring to one of Newsweek’s ace reporters, Michael Isikoff. This is a big development, because it implies two things. First off, someone in the government leaked this information to several sources, including the New York Times and Newsweek. Secondly, Newsweek had the common sense to know that this type of story would jeopardize our national security, whereas the New York Times, in a rash of traitorous behavior, decided to jeopardize our security just to get a story out there that bashes the Bush administration. My source also says:

"Newsweek will likely be running a story on this early next week. My best guess is Tuesday, although I’m unsure at this point."

We’ll keep you up to date with any developments, and we’ll of course retract if we find out that any of this information is not true.


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KEYWORDS: bush; fisa; homelandsecurity; isikoff; newsweek; nsa; patriotleak; security; spying; wiretap
Normally don't like posting stuff that broke on my site, but this an exclusive and my source was the same one who tipped me off with specifics of Pirro's race-change.
1 posted on 12/28/2005 5:57:07 PM PST by RealTeen
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To: RealTeen

Wow, Isikoff acted like a real american. Maybe I've been wrong about him.


2 posted on 12/28/2005 6:02:48 PM PST by sgtyork (If Osamma calls someone in the US, should the NSA hang up?)
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To: RealTeen

Saaay...Didn't I hear you on Rush's show last week?

Nice scoop!

Newsweak strikes again!


3 posted on 12/28/2005 6:03:52 PM PST by mplsconservative
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To: sgtyork

Don't get too warm and fuzzy about Newsweek. One of their reps was on MSNBC and said that Hillary is a shoo in for the Dems and McCain is the darling of the GOP for '08.... they are truly clueless on some things politic.


4 posted on 12/28/2005 6:04:57 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Arizona Carolyn

I agree, but I found it surprising that Newsweek would have the common sense to understand the secure concerns this could cause. And it was the editors, not Isikoff. Isikoff was actually pretty miffed that they didn't run it, or so my source is saying.


5 posted on 12/28/2005 6:07:54 PM PST by RealTeen
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To: mplsconservative

Let me correct that to read:

Newsweak strikes again (or maybe not)!


6 posted on 12/28/2005 6:09:07 PM PST by mplsconservative
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To: mplsconservative

Shouldn't this be back at breaking news where it belongs? My source is credible...


7 posted on 12/28/2005 6:18:14 PM PST by RealTeen
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To: Arizona Carolyn
Don't get too warm and fuzzy about Newsweek. One of their reps was on MSNBC and said that Hillary is a shoo in for the Dems and McCain is the darling of the GOP for '08.... they are truly clueless on some things politic

Yeah, I agree, the Dems can bring up whoever they please, but; the Republicans will not bring up McCain, because no Conservative will vote for him.

8 posted on 12/28/2005 6:25:55 PM PST by TheHound (You would be paranoid too - if everyone was out to get you.)
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To: RealTeen

Ping an Admin Moderator.

They make the decisions around here as to what belongs in the Breaking News sidebar.

Once again, good work. I look forward to seeing the outcome of your story.


9 posted on 12/28/2005 6:30:10 PM PST by mplsconservative
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To: RealTeen
First off, someone in the government leaked this information to several sources, including the New York Times and Newsweek.

Rocky is leaking but nothing will be done about it beacuse he is above the law since he is a Congresscritter. Also see Rockefeller Implicated in Plot to Leak Secret War Intel

and Justice Department Probing Durbin, Rockefeller CIA Leak

10 posted on 12/28/2005 7:28:43 PM PST by p23185 (Why isn't attempting to take down a sitting Pres & his Admin considered Sedition?)
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Isikof doesn't suprise me. He's a media whore, sounds like someone at Newsweek actually cares about our security over a 'scoop.'


11 posted on 12/28/2005 8:48:54 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: TheHound
My thoughts exactly as this man was oh so proudly spelling out the candidates for 2008... IMHO wishful thinking on their part -- to quote another thing he said: George Bush will be the last Governor turned President because we need Senators like McCain who understand National Security...

I have to tell you, I almost fell out of bed when he said that.

12 posted on 12/28/2005 8:50:57 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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