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PINCH GRILLED BY TIMES STAFFERS (gets chilly reception at annual state-of-the-Times address)
NY POST ^ | March 8, 2006 | KEITH J. KELLY

Posted on 03/08/2006 3:24:42 AM PST by Liz

Arthur "Pinch" Sulzberger Jr. apparently was given quite a chilly reception in his annual state-of-the-Times address.....

Newspaper Guild members have already had to give up their raises for the year to rescue their embattled healthcare coverage, and 500 employees are losing their jobs.

Floyd Norris, a business columnist, was said.... to be particularly intense in grilling Sulzberger on why (Pinch) would not give back his hefty million-dollar bonus this year to save jobs.

"He kept ducking [the question]," ......"It was lame, lame, lame."

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: arthur; blair; corrupt; corruption; dork; fbi; jayson; jaysonblair; jr; nyslimes; nyt; pinch; pinchsulzberger; slimes; spying; sulzberger
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1 posted on 03/08/2006 3:24:46 AM PST by Liz
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To: martin_fierro; Grampa Dave

ping


2 posted on 03/08/2006 3:25:59 AM PST by Liz (Liberty consists in having the power to do that which is permitted by the law. Cicero)
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To: Liz

Hey, you work at the Slimes, you get what you deserve, LOL!


3 posted on 03/08/2006 3:28:33 AM PST by WestVirginiaRebel (Islamofascists don't need cartoons. They're already caricatures.)
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To: Liz
There's nothing much for liberals to cheer about. The Hammer won. Err America tanked in New York. And the city's flagship liberal newspaper is far from being a picture of sound financial health. Looks like they aren't shaping public opinion all that much. The myth of the all powerful MSM is just that - a myth. As far as I'm concerned, The Pinch's difficulties make my day!

(Denny Crane: "I Don't Want To Socialize With A Pinko Liberal Democrat Commie. Say What You Like About Republicans. We Stick To Our Convictions. Even When We Know We're Dead Wrong.")

4 posted on 03/08/2006 3:29:12 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: Liz

He probably told them the answer to all their problems is obvious. They need more leftist slant.


5 posted on 03/08/2006 3:30:28 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: Liz

IIRC the same thing happened last year.


6 posted on 03/08/2006 3:32:11 AM PST by patj
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
Nothing quite succeeds like failure: shovel more treasonous crap in Americans' faces. Well the American people are fed up and have had enough. Take that, Pinch!

(Denny Crane: "I Don't Want To Socialize With A Pinko Liberal Democrat Commie. Say What You Like About Republicans. We Stick To Our Convictions. Even When We Know We're Dead Wrong.")

7 posted on 03/08/2006 3:32:41 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: Liz
Read more at nypost.com ...

Was this covered AT ALL in the NYT, I wonder?

8 posted on 03/08/2006 3:32:51 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: goldstategop
to be particularly intense in grilling Sulzberger on why (Pinch) would not give back his hefty million-dollar bonus this year to save jobs.

Why? Because he is one of the annoited ones. The annoited are smart liberals and deserve everything they can get and more for leading the sheeple. The gospel of equality they preach is for the sheeple, not the annoited. Now, shut up and get back in your place! < / sarcasm>

9 posted on 03/08/2006 3:33:29 AM PST by Vigilanteman (crime would drop like a sprung trapdoor if we brought back good old-fashioned hangings)
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To: Izzy Dunne
LOL! They fired Jayson Blair only when their hand was forced. Blair may be gone but his ghost lives on at the NYT.

(Denny Crane: "I Don't Want To Socialize With A Pinko Liberal Democrat Commie. Say What You Like About Republicans. We Stick To Our Convictions. Even When We Know We're Dead Wrong.")

10 posted on 03/08/2006 3:34:19 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: Izzy Dunne

I guess it wasn't "fit to print"...


11 posted on 03/08/2006 3:34:22 AM PST by ECM (Gov't. is a make-work program for lawyers.)
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To: Liz
When the FBI gets done with the NYT their financial situation is going to be the least of their problems.

Leaking classified material in a time of War is a very serious crime.

I want to see Pinchy boy and his editorial staff frog marched out of their offices in handcuffs.

L

12 posted on 03/08/2006 3:35:06 AM PST by Lurker (Cuz I got one hand in my pocket and the other one is slapping a hippy.)
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To: goldstategop

From here, I love it. I've complained over the Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News buying and reprinting NY Times stories and this is like icing on the cake.


13 posted on 03/08/2006 3:36:47 AM PST by Morgan in Denver
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To: Liz

"Newspaper Guild members have already had to give
up their raises for the year to rescue their embattled healthcare coverage"

Boo-d-boo-hoo! Just like many of their fellow citizens. So sad.
Not.


14 posted on 03/08/2006 3:49:44 AM PST by Sabatier
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To: Sabatier


Yeah, true----but they're miffed b/c they got downsized but Pinch got got a $1.6M bonus package.


15 posted on 03/08/2006 3:56:11 AM PST by Liz (Liberty consists in having the power to do that which is permitted by the law. Cicero)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Snort-----yeah, sure the NYT covered it-----in the Entertainment section. LOL.


16 posted on 03/08/2006 4:10:45 AM PST by Liz (Liberty consists in having the power to do that which is permitted by the law. Cicero)
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To: Liz
Floyd Norris, a business columnist, was said.... to be particularly intense in grilling Sulzberger on why (Pinch) would not give back his hefty million-dollar bonus this year to save jobs.

This is their Business columnist coming up with this class warfare, redistribute-the-wealth nonsense. You would expect something like that from a Style editor, but your Business columnist should really know better.

Yo! Floyd! He owns the FReepin' paper. This million dollars is earnings on his capital. It's called capitalism. Look it up. There are a lot of good books on the subject.

Frankly, though, this nonsensical statment was a smart move. Now if Floyd Norris' name comes up on the bottom of the Seniority list, Pinch will be afraid to fire him because it will look like retaliation. It makes the New York Times look like a bunch of morons, but that is a dog-bites-man story all day long.

17 posted on 03/08/2006 4:30:19 AM PST by bondjamesbond (RICE '08)
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To: Liz

Dinosaur Media Extinction Alert.


18 posted on 03/08/2006 4:31:54 AM PST by abb (Because News Reporting is too important to be left to the Journalists.)
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To: Bookmaestro
yeah pinch. the collective you run only wants you to have 100k per year. join the proletariat
19 posted on 03/08/2006 4:42:48 AM PST by fooman (Get real with Kim Jung Mentally Ill about proliferation)
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To: Liz

I feel sorry for the people who work the press and sweep out the place, Maybe the reporters can find jobs in Hillarys campaign for President,or the Bill Clinton Legacy foundation.


20 posted on 03/08/2006 5:18:33 AM PST by sgtbono2002
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To: Liz

The good news continues: "Newspaper Guild members have already had to give up their raises for the year to rescue their embattled healthcare coverage, and 500 employees are losing their jobs."


21 posted on 03/08/2006 7:26:32 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Visit Free Republic to enjoy shameless Schadenfreude as the lies of liberals are exposed!)
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To: Lurker; Liz

"When the FBI gets done with the NYT their financial situation is going to be the least of their problems.
Leaking classified material in a time of War is a very serious crime.

"I want to see Pinchy boy and his editorial staff frog marched out of their offices in handcuffs."

Lurker, your wish may come true:




http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1591431/posts

Expect Journalistic Tongues to Loosen (Jack Kelly)
Real Clear Politics ^ | 3-7-06 | Jack Kelly - Commentary


Posted on 03/06/2006 9:41:50 PM PST by smoothsailing


March 7, 2006

Expect Journalistic Tongues to Loosen

By Jack Kelly

Journalists will be paying rapt attention when Steven Rosen and Keith Weissman go on trial next month for violation of the Espionage Act of 1917.

Mr. Rosen and Mr. Weissman were officials of the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee. They received classified information from Lawrence Franklin, an analyst at the Department of Defense, which they passed on to an Israeli diplomat, and to journalists. They are the first private citizens ever to be prosecuted under the Espionage Act.

Mr. Franklin pled guilty Jan. 20th and was sentenced to more than 12 years in prison, though his sentence could be reduced in exchange for testimony against Mr. Rosen and Mr. Weissman.

Journalists note there is little difference between what Mr. Rosen and Weissman are accused of doing, and what reporters who have published stories based on leaks of classified information have done, and beads of sweat form on their brows. The chickens hatched when journalists demanded a special prosecutor be appointed in the Valerie Plame case are coming home to roost.

Ms. Plame is the wife of Joseph C. Wilson IV, who earned his 15 minutes of fame when he declared President Bush misled Americans when he said Saddam Hussein had tried to buy uranium in Africa.

The CIA sent Mr. Wilson to Niger. Journalists wondered why a strident critic of Mr. Bush had been selected for the mission. They were told by, among others, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, then chief of staff to the vice president, that Wilson had been dispatched on the recommendation of his wife, who worked at CIA.

This fueled speculation the Intelligence Identities Protection Act had been violated, since for many years Ms. Plame had worked under cover. Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald promptly subpoenaed journalists. Judith Miller of the New York Times spent several months in jail before fingering Mr. Libby.

"Some government officials are itching to exploit that investigation as a precedent for using the threat of long jail terms and massive fines to force reporters to finger their confidential sources," wrote Stuart Taylor in the National Journal Feb. 27th.

"There's a tone of gleeful relish is the way they talk about dragging reporters before grand juries," Bill Keller, executive editor of the New York Times, told the Washington Post, which published a lugubrious story about the leak investigations last Sunday.

Two reporters at risk are James Risen of the New York Times, who broke the story of the NSA intercept program, and Dana Priest of the Washington Post, who broke the story of secret CIA prisons in Europe for al Qaida bigwigs. Both relied -- as did Messrs Rosen and Weissman -- on leaks of classified information.

Mr. Risen and his employers may be especially at risk, thanks to the Chicago Tribune.

On June 7th, 1942, the Chicago Tribune published a story revealing the U.S. has advance knowledge of the Japanese assault on Midway Island. The Tribune wasn't prosecuted for this enormous breach of security, for fear of alerting the Japanese, who apparently hadn't noticed their radio codes had been broken. But in 1950, Congress passed a law making it a crime to publish classified information "concerning the communications intelligence activities of the United States."

"What the New York Times has done is nothing less than to compromise the centerpiece of our defensive efforts in the war on terrorism," writes Gabriel Schoenfeld in the current issue of Commentary. "If information about the NSA program had been quietly conveyed to an al Qaida operative on a microdot...there can be no doubt the episode would have been treated by the government as a cut and dried case of espionage. Publishing it for the world to read, the Times has accomplished the same end."

Justice department lawyers think journalists who publish information which damages national security can be prosecuted under the Espionage Act. Case law supports them. In 1985, the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held unanimously the Espionage Act applies to "whoever" transmits national defense information "to a person not entitled to receive it."

But it's more likely prosecutors will use the Plame precedent to get journalists to disclose their sources. The NSA leak investigation is said to be moving rapidly, and to focus on two Democratic senators, Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia and Dick Durbin of Illinois.

If Mr. Rosen and Mr. Weissman are convicted, expect journalistic tongues to loosen.


22 posted on 03/08/2006 7:33:36 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Visit Free Republic to enjoy shameless Schadenfreude as the lies of liberals are exposed!)
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To: Liz
Newspaper Guild members have already had to give up their raises for the year to rescue their embattled healthcare coverage, and 500 employees are losing their jobs.

They didn't bat an eye at the treasonous security leak stories, though.

23 posted on 03/08/2006 9:19:06 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Liz
If only The Times were a part of PBS! Those heartless ba$tard$ in the administration won't support The Times. It's unfair that such a noble and impartial news outlet should have to fend for itself in the dangerous waters of the free market. Where is the public funding for this national institution?
24 posted on 03/08/2006 9:23:09 AM PST by AD from SpringBay (We have the government we allow and deserve.)
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To: Grampa Dave
Journalists will be paying rapt attention when Steven Rosen and Keith Weissman go on trial next month for violation of the Espionage Act of 1917. Mr. Rosen and Mr. Weissman were officials of the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee. They received classified information from Lawrence Franklin, an analyst at the Department of Defense, which they passed on to an Israeli diplomat, and to journalists.

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Nice find, Gramps. The reason why it is crucial to lockup those stealing and receiving US classifed intel is b/c of the danger to Americans and to American national security once intel is out of US hands----as the Pollard treachery showed, US secrets can land in the hands of America's enemies.

You've brilliantly commented on similar provisions earlier so you might be interested in a rereading the indictment of Larry Franklin, the creep who passed classified Pentagon intel to the AIPAC guys, Steven Rosen and Keith Weissmans:

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On or about December 8, 1999, as a condition of employment with the US government, FRANKLIN signed a Classified Information Nondisclosure Agreement, a Standard Form 312 (SF-312). In that document FRANKLIN acknowledged that he was aware that the unauthorized disclosure of classified information by him could cause irreparable injury to the United States or could be used to advantage by a foreign nation and that he would never divulge classified information to an unauthorized person.

Franklin further acknowledged that he would never divulge classified information unless he had officially verified that the recipient was authorized by the United States to receive it. Additionally, he agreed that if he was uncertain about the classification status of information, he was required to confirm from an authorized official that the information is unclassified before he could disclose it.

Yet, the indictment alleges, Franklin passed classified information to Steven Rosen and Keith Weissman, the two senior AIPAC officials. And the indictment claims Rosen and Weissman shared this information with Israel.

Consequently, the indictment charges Franklin, Rosen and Weissman with "conspiracy to communicate National Defense Information under sections 793(d) and 793(e) of Title 18, United States Code. Franklin was charged with three counts of "communication of National Defense Information" under section 793(d). He was also charged with one count of "conspiracy to communicate classified information" to a foreign government.

Sections 793(d) and (e). The first generally applies to government officials, the second to non-government officials. Both sections make it a crime to transmit national defense information to a person unauthorized to receive it (such as a reporter). These sections define violators as

(d) Whoever, lawfully having possession of, access to, control over, or being entrusted with any document, writing, code book, signal book, sketch, photograph, photographic negative, blueprint, plan, map, model, instrument, appliance, or note relating to the national defense, or information relating to the national defense which information the possessor has reason to believe could be used to the injury of the United States or to the advantage of any foreign nation, willfully communicates, delivers, transmits or causes to be communicated, delivered, or transmitted or attempts to communicate, deliver, transmit or cause to be communicated, delivered or transmitted the same to any person not entitled to receive it, or willfully retains the same and fails to deliver it on demand to the officer or employee of the United States entitled to receive it.

(e) Whoever having unauthorized possession of, access to, or control over any document, writing, code book, signal book, sketch, photograph, photographic negative, blueprint, plan, map, model, instrument, appliance, or note relating to the national defense, or information relating to the national defense which information the possessor has reason to believe could be used to the injury of the United States or to the advantage of any foreign nation, willfully communicates, delivers, transmits or causes to be communicated, delivered, or transmitted, or attempts to communicate, deliver, transmit or cause to be communicated, delivered, or transmitted the same to any person not entitled to receive it, or willfully retains the same and fails to deliver it to the officer or employee of the United States entitled to receive it.

25 posted on 03/08/2006 11:07:47 AM PST by Liz (Liberty consists in having the power to do that which is permitted by the law. Cicero)
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To: Liz

These stories just give you such a warm and fuzzy feeling. Hey Old York Times, I just saved a bunch of money on my car insurance with Geico!

Pray for W and Our Freedom Fighters


26 posted on 03/08/2006 11:11:31 AM PST by bray (Proud Bushbot for 6 years going on 8!)
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To: martin_fierro; Grampa Dave

Right, MF, news stories tell half the story---as usual.

Let us recall that 2004 presidential candidate John Kerry's top campaign advisor was Steve Grossman---a past AIPAC president. Grossman gave Kerry access to the closely guarded AIPAC list of top campaign donors. Election results demonstrate clearly that AIPAC's intent to hand the Jewish vote to Kerry worked superbly as 72% of Jewish voters rejected President Bush, and voted for Kerry.

Americans demand to know if our President was harmed, and whether the AIPAC-Pentagon trachery undercut President Bush's reelection chances through AIPAC's use of stolen classified documents.

In the aftermath of the AIPAC-Pentagon treachery, suspicions arise that candidate Kerry was being coached, and that someone was leaking privileged national security information to Kerry in the effort to undercut President Bush.

And what is the AIPAC-Pentagon treachery connection to pants-stuffer Sandy Berger? Berger was serving as candidate Kerry's national security campaign consultant when Berger pilfered classified US national security documents from the National Archives.

Was the Berger pilfer not what was originally suspected (a Clinton cover-up)----but an attempt to compromise the 2004 election, to undermine George W Bush's reelection?

Americans need to know the extent of culpability engendered by these activities--- primarily whether our President was harmed ----and whether Sen Kerry's advisors--- Steve Grossman and Sandy Berger---colluded with AIPAC and Pentagon subversives, to compromise the election process, and did, in fact, undercut the reelection chances of President Bush through the use of stolen classified documents.


27 posted on 03/08/2006 11:27:23 AM PST by Liz (Liberty consists in having the power to do that which is permitted by the law. Cicero)
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To: bray

Can't you just feel the "tolerance and compassion?"............LOL.


28 posted on 03/08/2006 11:29:11 AM PST by Liz (Liberty consists in having the power to do that which is permitted by the law. Cicero)
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To: Liz; American_Centurion; An.American.Expatriate; ASA.Ranger; ASA Vet; Atigun; Beckwith; ...

Liz, thanks for this find and tie in to AIPAC and their tie ins to Kerry et all in 2004. Remember, the rats were blasting GW for supposed lack of Port Security in 2004 until Sandy got busted. Then all of the links between Joe Wilson's site and Kerry's got removed.

"you might be interested in a rereading the indictment of Larry Franklin, the creep who passed classified Pentagon intel to the AIPAC guys, Steven Rosen and Keith Weissmans:




On or about December 8, 1999, as a condition of employment with the US government, FRANKLIN signed a Classified Information Nondisclosure Agreement, a Standard Form 312 (SF-312). In that document FRANKLIN acknowledged that he was aware that the unauthorized disclosure of classified information by him could cause irreparable injury to the United States or could be used to advantage by a foreign nation and that he would never divulge classified information to an unauthorized person.

Franklin further acknowledged that he would never divulge classified information unless he had officially verified that the recipient was authorized by the United States to receive it. Additionally, he agreed that if he was uncertain about the classification status of information, he was required to confirm from an authorized official that the information is unclassified before he could disclose it.

Yet, the indictment alleges, Franklin passed classified information to Steven Rosen and Keith Weissman, the two senior AIPAC officials. And the indictment claims Rosen and Weissman shared this information with Israel.

Consequently, the indictment charges Franklin, Rosen and Weissman with "conspiracy to communicate National Defense Information under sections 793(d) and 793(e) of Title 18, United States Code. Franklin was charged with three counts of "communication of National Defense Information" under section 793(d). He was also charged with one count of "conspiracy to communicate classified information" to a foreign government.

Sections 793(d) and (e). The first generally applies to government officials, the second to non-government officials. Both sections make it a crime to transmit national defense information to a person unauthorized to receive it (such as a reporter). These sections define violators as

(d) Whoever, lawfully having possession of, access to, control over, or being entrusted with any document, writing, code book, signal book, sketch, photograph, photographic negative, blueprint, plan, map, model, instrument, appliance, or note relating to the national defense, or information relating to the national defense which information the possessor has reason to believe could be used to the injury of the United States or to the advantage of any foreign nation, willfully communicates, delivers, transmits or causes to be communicated, delivered, or transmitted or attempts to communicate, deliver, transmit or cause to be communicated, delivered or transmitted the same to any person not entitled to receive it, or willfully retains the same and fails to deliver it on demand to the officer or employee of the United States entitled to receive it.

(e) Whoever having unauthorized possession of, access to, or control over any document, writing, code book, signal book, sketch, photograph, photographic negative, blueprint, plan, map, model, instrument, appliance, or note relating to the national defense, or information relating to the national defense which information the possessor has reason to believe could be used to the injury of the United States or to the advantage of any foreign nation, willfully communicates, delivers, transmits or causes to be communicated, delivered, or transmitted, or attempts to communicate, deliver, transmit or cause to be communicated, delivered, or transmitted the same to any person not entitled to receive it, or willfully retains the same and fails to deliver it to the officer or employee of the United States entitled to receive it."


29 posted on 03/08/2006 2:39:29 PM PST by Grampa Dave (Visit Free Republic to enjoy shameless Schadenfreude as the lies of liberals are exposed!)
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To: Liz; American_Centurion; An.American.Expatriate; ASA.Ranger; ASA Vet; Atigun; Beckwith; ...

Liz, thanks for this find and tie in to AIPAC and their tie ins to Kerry et all in 2004. Remember, the rats were blasting GW for supposed lack of Port Security in 2004 until Sandy got busted. Then all of the links between Joe Wilson's site and Kerry's got removed.

"you might be interested in a rereading the indictment of Larry Franklin, the creep who passed classified Pentagon intel to the AIPAC guys, Steven Rosen and Keith Weissmans:




On or about December 8, 1999, as a condition of employment with the US government, FRANKLIN signed a Classified Information Nondisclosure Agreement, a Standard Form 312 (SF-312). In that document FRANKLIN acknowledged that he was aware that the unauthorized disclosure of classified information by him could cause irreparable injury to the United States or could be used to advantage by a foreign nation and that he would never divulge classified information to an unauthorized person.

Franklin further acknowledged that he would never divulge classified information unless he had officially verified that the recipient was authorized by the United States to receive it. Additionally, he agreed that if he was uncertain about the classification status of information, he was required to confirm from an authorized official that the information is unclassified before he could disclose it.

Yet, the indictment alleges, Franklin passed classified information to Steven Rosen and Keith Weissman, the two senior AIPAC officials. And the indictment claims Rosen and Weissman shared this information with Israel.

Consequently, the indictment charges Franklin, Rosen and Weissman with "conspiracy to communicate National Defense Information under sections 793(d) and 793(e) of Title 18, United States Code. Franklin was charged with three counts of "communication of National Defense Information" under section 793(d). He was also charged with one count of "conspiracy to communicate classified information" to a foreign government.

Sections 793(d) and (e). The first generally applies to government officials, the second to non-government officials. Both sections make it a crime to transmit national defense information to a person unauthorized to receive it (such as a reporter). These sections define violators as

(d) Whoever, lawfully having possession of, access to, control over, or being entrusted with any document, writing, code book, signal book, sketch, photograph, photographic negative, blueprint, plan, map, model, instrument, appliance, or note relating to the national defense, or information relating to the national defense which information the possessor has reason to believe could be used to the injury of the United States or to the advantage of any foreign nation, willfully communicates, delivers, transmits or causes to be communicated, delivered, or transmitted or attempts to communicate, deliver, transmit or cause to be communicated, delivered or transmitted the same to any person not entitled to receive it, or willfully retains the same and fails to deliver it on demand to the officer or employee of the United States entitled to receive it.

(e) Whoever having unauthorized possession of, access to, or control over any document, writing, code book, signal book, sketch, photograph, photographic negative, blueprint, plan, map, model, instrument, appliance, or note relating to the national defense, or information relating to the national defense which information the possessor has reason to believe could be used to the injury of the United States or to the advantage of any foreign nation, willfully communicates, delivers, transmits or causes to be communicated, delivered, or transmitted, or attempts to communicate, deliver, transmit or cause to be communicated, delivered, or transmitted the same to any person not entitled to receive it, or willfully retains the same and fails to deliver it to the officer or employee of the United States entitled to receive it."


30 posted on 03/08/2006 2:39:42 PM PST by Grampa Dave (Visit Free Republic to enjoy shameless Schadenfreude as the lies of liberals are exposed!)
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To: Grampa Dave
Liz, thanks for this find and tie in to AIPAC and their tie ins to Kerry et all in 2004. Remember, the rats were blasting GW for supposed lack of Port Security in 2004 until Sandy got busted. Then all of the links between Joe Wilson's site and Kerry's got removed.

Aha......bears repeating....we all need to remember that. Thanks.

31 posted on 03/08/2006 2:48:18 PM PST by Liz (Liberty consists in having the power to do that which is permitted by the law. Cicero)
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To: Vigilanteman

To put it in rough perspective, "Pinch's" million dollar bonus represents about 10 jobs. (Including social security, benefits, etc, an employee costs about $100k per year.)


32 posted on 03/08/2006 2:50:27 PM PST by r9etb
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To: bondjamesbond
Yo! Floyd!

Yo! Jimmybondage! He's laying folks off and asking others to take less, while at the same time accepting a huge bonus. That's the sort of "capitalism" that the lefties loooove to see.

33 posted on 03/08/2006 2:57:15 PM PST by r9etb
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To: Lurker

I can't imagine the government actually going after NYT for its treasonous activities. The precedent seems to be Daniel Ellsburg and the Pentagon Papers.


34 posted on 03/08/2006 3:14:31 PM PST by ThanhPhero (di hanh huong den La Vang)
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To: Grampa Dave

Soros connection----America Coming Together? Valerie Plame Wilson donated money to ACT and to VP Gore. Considering that she's in hot water over her CIA shenanigans, it's not a stretch to wonder if ACT is shutting down so that records can be shredded prior to the conclusion of Fitzgerald's grand jury. We need to file an amicus brief requesting a court order against ACT to stay any destruction of documents related to Plame and her husband Joe Wilson.



EXCERPT

Soros-Backed Activist Group Disbands as Interest Fades
Washington Post | Wednesday, August 3, 2005 | Thomas B. Edsall


A year ago, the liberal group America Coming Together was on the cutting edge of national politics, spending tens of millions of dollars on a massive voter-mobilization project in every presidential battleground state. The dream was that ACT -- heavily funded by billionaire George Soros -- would play a decisive role in getting Democratic nominee John F. Kerry elected president and then remain in business as a permanent force in liberal politics. Steve Rosenthal, who launched America Coming Together to mobilize voters for Democrat John F. Kerry, said maintaining momentum after the election proved to be harder than expected.


Billionaire George Soros's heavy funding of the group ended after the election. Instead, the group this week began sending e-mails to most of the 28 people who make up the remaining ACT staff warning that their paychecks would stop at the end of August. All the state offices have been, or are soon to be, closed.


Outed CIA spy Valerie Plame last fall gave a campaign contribution to go toward an anti-Bush fund-raising concert starring Bruce Springsteen.......

It's the first revelation that Plame participated in anti-Bush political activity while working for the CIA. The $372 donation to the anti-Bush group America Coming Together, first reported by Time magazine's Web site, was made in Plame's married name of Valerie E. Wilson and covered two tickets.

The FEC record lists her occupation as "retired" even though she's still a CIA staffer. Under employer it says: "N.A." A special prosecutor is probing whether Plame's CIA identity was leaked to retaliate against her husband, for attacking President Bush's Iraq policy after he went on an Iraq-linked CIA mission arranged by his wife. Wilson — who played an active role in Democrat John Kerry's losing 2004 campaign — said the anti-Bush concert was "great" and told Time that his wife "doesn't recall listing herself as retired."


CIA rules allow campaign contributions, but the fact that Plame gave money to the anti-Bush effort is likely to raise eyebrows. Federal rules require a political-action committee to ask all donors to list their employers. "You don't have to provide it, but if you do, you shouldn't provide false information on those forms — like saying you're retired if you're not," said Larry Noble of the Center for Responsive Politics.

America Coming Together is one of the anti-Bush activist groups bankrolled by Bush-hating billionaire George Soros. He gave the group around $10 million. --SNIP--


Wilson had worked as an aide to Gore from 1985 to 1986 and had developed a friendly relationship with him. Wilson says Gore was the first person outside the State Department to contact him expressing support when he was caught in Iraq in the middle of the diplomatic crisis leading up to the Gulf War.

In 1997 Gore recommended Wilson to President Clinton to help him plan a trip to Africa. When Wilson began publicly opposing Bush’s Iraq policy in 2002, Gore was still considered a potential candidate in the 2004 election. Gore’s speeches were then being sponsored by the antiwar group Moveon.org, which Wilson would support in September 2003 in an attempt to petition Congress against appropriating funds for Iraq operations. SNIP


35 posted on 03/08/2006 3:18:06 PM PST by Liz (Liberty consists in having the power to do that which is permitted by the law. Cicero)
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To: martin_fierro

I don't want this to end with exposing loose lips. They should get burned, too, but NYT times needs to be hurt and employeed to go to jail.


36 posted on 03/08/2006 3:34:12 PM PST by ThanhPhero (di hanh huong den La Vang)
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To: r9etb; Liz; george76
Actually Pinch has cost the owners of NYT Stock a lot more than this Million $ bonus. Many if not most employees were/are owners of NYT stock.


37 posted on 03/08/2006 3:46:17 PM PST by Grampa Dave (Visit Free Republic to enjoy shameless Schadenfreude as the lies of liberals are exposed!)
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To: Liz

Another excellent find.

Hopefully we will be able to read in full how the $oreA$$ funded phoney non profits worked to overthrow our president in a coup rather than just an election.


38 posted on 03/08/2006 3:49:53 PM PST by Grampa Dave (Visit Free Republic to enjoy shameless Schadenfreude as the lies of liberals are exposed!)
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To: Grampa Dave

Ya know, Dave....whenever I've had a bad day, or the wife fusses at me, or whatever - I look at that stock chart. It truly warms my soul....


39 posted on 03/08/2006 3:52:23 PM PST by abb (Because News Reporting is too important to be left to the Journalists.)
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To: abb; george76

Ya know, Dave....whenever I've had a bad day, or the wife fusses at me, or whatever - I look at that stock chart. It truly warms my soul....

Last year George posted a vulture watching the downward trend of the NYT. It would be nice if a graphic artist would post one showing the past two years and then each month of 2006.


40 posted on 03/08/2006 3:55:41 PM PST by Grampa Dave (Visit Free Republic to enjoy shameless Schadenfreude as the lies of liberals are exposed!)
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To: Grampa Dave

Love those NYT graphs....LOL.


41 posted on 03/08/2006 4:20:01 PM PST by Liz (Liberty consists in having the power to do that which is permitted by the law. Cicero)
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To: Grampa Dave

"On June 7th, 1942, the Chicago Tribune published a story revealing the U.S. has advance knowledge of the Japanese assault on Midway Island. The Tribune wasn't prosecuted for this enormous breach of security, for fear of alerting the Japanese, who apparently hadn't noticed their radio codes had been broken."

More evidence that FDR knew what was coming ?


42 posted on 03/08/2006 5:07:49 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Grampa Dave
It looks ok if you lean to the left.


43 posted on 03/08/2006 5:23:43 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Liz
Floyd Norris, a business columnist, was said.... to be particularly intense in grilling Sulzberger on why (Pinch) would not give back his hefty million-dollar bonus this year to save jobs. "He kept ducking [the question]," ......"It was lame, lame, lame."

If he had any HEART & SOUL, he would give back the hefty bonus to save jobs.

44 posted on 03/08/2006 5:33:23 PM PST by Dr. Scarpetta (There's always a reason to choose life.)
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To: Liz
Floyd Norris, a business columnist, was said.... to be particularly intense in grilling Sulzberger on why (Pinch) would not give back his hefty million-dollar bonus this year to save jobs.

In the grandest tradition of "from each according to his ability, to each according to his need".

Of course, in Pinch's case, "ancestry" counts for somewhat more than "ability".

Just imagine what an incredibly depressing work environment the Times must be for any normal person (of which, there are doubtless precious few).

45 posted on 03/08/2006 5:33:26 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: okie01

If ancestry counts.....Pinch has to be classified as the "bad seed."


46 posted on 03/08/2006 5:48:22 PM PST by Liz (Liberty consists in having the power to do that which is permitted by the law. Cicero)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Heart? And soul? There's the problem right there (smirk).


47 posted on 03/08/2006 5:49:51 PM PST by Liz (Liberty consists in having the power to do that which is permitted by the law. Cicero)
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To: Liz
Heart? And soul?

Great, now that song is going to go through my head all night!

48 posted on 03/08/2006 5:59:47 PM PST by freedumb2003 (American troops cannot be defeated. American Politicians can.)
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To: Lurker
I want to see Pinchy boy and his editorial staff frog marched out of their offices in handcuffs.

I'm not a spiteful being; however, I would love to see Pinch doing the perp-walk.

The old grey lady of the evening wouldn't print the picture, so we'd have to pitch in and buy an ad.

(I suspect that there's a lot of ad space available, too.)

.

49 posted on 03/08/2006 6:05:55 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Liz
Arthur "Pinch" Sulzberger Jr. apparently was given quite a chilly reception

I would like to see him get a chilly reception in the harshest Federal penitentiary we have in this country. Pinchie has done more to damage this country's security programs since Aldrich Ames.

50 posted on 03/08/2006 7:02:34 PM PST by p23185
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