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Susan Estrich: "Constitution Protects Reporters' Right to Publish Top Secret Info"
Fox News | 6/23/06

Posted on 06/23/2006 1:10:00 PM PDT by pabianice

Susan Estrich just summed-up the Left's attitude toward today's NY Times' publishing top secret info on the Justice Department's bank record monitoring of terrorists' financing:

'The US Constitution absolutely protects a reporter's and a paper's right to publish top secret military information.' Further: 'One of the reasons Bush is low in the polls is that the president has lost the respect of the press.'

This is the party that plans to retake Congress. Utterly clueless and angry enough to destroy us for spite.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: axissally; bullzogby; espionage; estrich; getbush; lyingliars; makingitup; nationalsecurity; powerghraib; susanestrich; traitors; treason; zogbyism; zogbypolls
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1 posted on 06/23/2006 1:10:02 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: pabianice

Must be off her Meds again.


2 posted on 06/23/2006 1:10:59 PM PDT by radar101 (The two hallmarks of Liberals: Fantasy and Hypocrisy)
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To: pabianice

BULL!..........


3 posted on 06/23/2006 1:11:41 PM PDT by Red Badger (Follow an IROC long enough and sooner or later you will wind up in a trailer park..........)
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To: pabianice

And she is what passes for legal scholarship from the Leftist point of view?


4 posted on 06/23/2006 1:11:52 PM PDT by n-tres-ted (Remember November!)
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To: pabianice
I have lost respect for the press!

5 posted on 06/23/2006 1:12:09 PM PDT by Wolverine (A Concerned Citizen)
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To: pabianice
'One of the reasons Bush is low in the polls is that the president has lost the respect of the press.'

I'd like her to tell us when he had it.

The press mobilized against George Bush at the same time that the rest of the Left did-- when he came out as a Christian in the 2000 campaign.

6 posted on 06/23/2006 1:12:22 PM PDT by atomicpossum (Replies must follow approved guidelines or you will be kill-filed without appeal.)
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To: pabianice

I watched this on Cavuto. These people are clueless. I'd suggest someone brings over one of those "old" sarin shells, you know, the ones that are harmless, and open one up in Susan's front room.


7 posted on 06/23/2006 1:12:33 PM PDT by toddlintown
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To: pabianice

just watched this... wow are the democrats out-of-touch...


8 posted on 06/23/2006 1:13:58 PM PDT by Echo Talon
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To: pabianice

Ridiculous! I think we can all remember when Geraldo was giving out information during the first Gulf War.


9 posted on 06/23/2006 1:14:13 PM PDT by Mazda3Fan
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To: pabianice
The Constitution prohibits the federal government from preventing me from expressing my political views peacefully in print or in speech. NOWHERE is treason protected, nowhere!
10 posted on 06/23/2006 1:15:01 PM PDT by GrandEagle
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To: pabianice

Hello! Ish me Shushan. I'm drunk again.


11 posted on 06/23/2006 1:15:51 PM PDT by N. Theknow (uire)
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To: radar101
"Must be off her Meds again."

Did I hear her right? When one of the Conservatives mentioned "duty, honor, country," did Susan reply saying "duty, honor, culture"?

12 posted on 06/23/2006 1:15:59 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway~~John Wayne)
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To: pabianice

Susi while you are at the bar could you get me a Gin and Tonic?

TT


13 posted on 06/23/2006 1:17:01 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSET)
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To: pabianice
Thorazine... every 2 hours.

14 posted on 06/23/2006 1:17:29 PM PDT by xcamel (Press to Test, Release to Detonate)
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To: pabianice

The traitorous

Susan Pestrogen

farts again.


15 posted on 06/23/2006 1:17:36 PM PDT by Quix (PRAY AND WORK WHILE THERE'S DAY! Many very dark nights are looming. Thankfully, God is still God!)
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To: n-tres-ted

Always remember, she was Dukakis' campaign manager. BRWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH.


16 posted on 06/23/2006 1:17:57 PM PDT by kjo
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To: Wolverine

Noob. :) I lost mine back in ought 3...

(Waiting for someone to trump me...)


17 posted on 06/23/2006 1:18:05 PM PDT by Killborn (Pres. Bush isn't Pres. Reagan. Then again, Pres. Regan isn't Pres. Washington. God bless them all.)
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To: pabianice

Get a rope for Estrich. Find a nice Tree. Hang the traitor now.


18 posted on 06/23/2006 1:18:19 PM PDT by jw777
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To: pabianice
'The US Constitution absolutely protects a reporter's and a paper's right to publish top secret military information.'

I can think of nothing that would renew my spirits more than a vigorous prosecution of "Punch" Sulzberger for treason. And such a prosecution would certainly put an end to such flatulent nonsense as this quote.

I fail to understand the reluctance to go forward I seem to detect on the part of our federal government.

19 posted on 06/23/2006 1:18:37 PM PDT by John Valentine
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To: pabianice

Go after the leakers. No more secret source.


20 posted on 06/23/2006 1:18:45 PM PDT by maxter (Swift-Boating = exposing frauds. Let the Swift-boating begin.)
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To: pabianice

If my memory is correct, during the Reagan years the media actually reported movement by the Army Rangers, by reporting their mysterious departures, speculating that somewhere on the globe something would hit the fan soon.


21 posted on 06/23/2006 1:19:32 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: pabianice

During the Civil War General Sherman said reporters were spies and he treated them as such. Some things never change.


22 posted on 06/23/2006 1:19:48 PM PDT by PhillyRepublican
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To: pabianice

The biggest reason Bush is down in the polls has little to do with the media and evrything to do with gas prices.


23 posted on 06/23/2006 1:20:03 PM PDT by John Lenin (The RAT party is still Stuck on Stupid)
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To: pabianice
Susan,

You may be right, but don't we the American taxpayer have a right to know the source of the leek? I'd like to know who gave the paper(s) the story.

PS-Oh and BTW lest we forget...your opinions continue to be irrelevant..
24 posted on 06/23/2006 1:20:04 PM PDT by nikos1121
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To: mass55th
did Susan reply saying "duty, honor, culture"?

Yes.

25 posted on 06/23/2006 1:20:08 PM PDT by rvoitier ("And if talk is cheap anywhere, perhaps it is cheapest, quite frankly, in the Congress." Vitter(R-La)
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To: pabianice
'One of the reasons Bush is low in the polls is that the president has lost the respect of the press.'

I heard that. I couldn't believe it. Her point, to the extent she had one, seemed to be that the President asked the almighty press not to publish top secret stuff the first time and they published it anyway, and then he asked them again and they published it anyway, and THIS is what she says has lost the PRESIDENT credibility.

Ollie North was on earlier and said people should just not buy the NYT and the LAT. If any of you ever think of buying these papers, stop yourself.

26 posted on 06/23/2006 1:20:13 PM PDT by Bahbah (Democrat Motto: Why not the worst)
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To: pabianice

I think I'll refrain to comments about her sanity or sobriety--let's face it, sober or not, sane or not, she'd say the same thing. This is what the liberals DO. Natalie Maines said it best when she asked who cares about patriotism, and the other questions about patriotism's worth. To the liberals, all that matters is their power, putting their candidate in office, taking over the country--patriotism be d*mned.


27 posted on 06/23/2006 1:21:06 PM PDT by MizSterious (Anonymous sources often means "the voices in my head told me.")
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To: pabianice
The US Constitution absolutely protects a reporter's and a paper's right to publish top secret military information.'

Perhaps it's time to test that in the Supreme Court. Alberto, where are you?

28 posted on 06/23/2006 1:21:14 PM PDT by rhombus
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To: pabianice

29 posted on 06/23/2006 1:22:03 PM PDT by Sooth2222
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To: John Lenin

FWIW, I think W's down in the polls because of his stance on immigration and the loss of support from the base. But, what do I know?


30 posted on 06/23/2006 1:22:33 PM PDT by rvoitier ("And if talk is cheap anywhere, perhaps it is cheapest, quite frankly, in the Congress." Vitter(R-La)
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To: pabianice
'The US Constitution absolutely protects a reporter's and a paper's right to publish top secret military information.' Further: 'One of the reasons Bush is low in the polls is that the president has lost the respect of the press.'

Estrich must be hitting the bottle again! Hell, the President has never ever ever had the respect of the press!

31 posted on 06/23/2006 1:23:14 PM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: pabianice

How long before she goes back on the air and attempts to, "Re-phrase," this? I'll give it a week.


32 posted on 06/23/2006 1:23:29 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Roll your own cigarettes! You'll save $$$ and smoke less!(Magnetic bumper stickers-click my name)
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To: rhombus
Perhaps it's time to test that in the Supreme Court. Alberto, where are you?

Isn't that already tested? The Nixon White House could not prevent the NYT from publishing the Pentagon Papers, even though it went all the way to the Supreme Court.
33 posted on 06/23/2006 1:23:31 PM PDT by AntiGovernment (A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away.)
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To: pabianice

A horse is a horse of course of course...


34 posted on 06/23/2006 1:24:02 PM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll. 17,406+ snide replies and counting!)
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To: Sooth2222

I scrolled down because I knew this picture would be posted. It was a sure thing.


35 posted on 06/23/2006 1:24:23 PM PDT by frogjerk (LIBERALISM: The perpetual insulting of common sense.)
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To: pabianice
'One of the reasons Bush is low in the polls is that the president has lost the respect of the press.'

This is one of those statements which makes you shake your head in disbelief. It shows a belief/admission in the idea that the press controls/spins/determines the outcome of polls. True or not, I can't believe someone would admit to it.
36 posted on 06/23/2006 1:24:35 PM PDT by contemplator (Capitalism gets no Rock Concerts)
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To: nikos1121

if we are already wiretapping everyones phone in the US as the MSM claims it should not be too hard to see what numbers from the capitol call which numbers in the media...

leak plugged...


37 posted on 06/23/2006 1:24:52 PM PDT by edzo4
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To: pabianice

The Constitution specifically cites the offense of TREASON. Providing aid and comfort to the enemy in a time of war.

It is NOT protected "speech". It is espionage.


38 posted on 06/23/2006 1:25:01 PM PDT by weegee (If fetal tissue is non-viable, then why are they trying to use it to stimulate cell production?)
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To: rvoitier
I think if you tracked the run up in gas prices after Katrina and W's poll numbers you would see what I mean. Immigration is the icing on the cake.
39 posted on 06/23/2006 1:26:09 PM PDT by John Lenin (The RAT party is still Stuck on Stupid)
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To: jw777

You forget the first step. Let her get convicted first.

We have done it in the past, just not often (enough).


40 posted on 06/23/2006 1:26:27 PM PDT by weegee (If fetal tissue is non-viable, then why are they trying to use it to stimulate cell production?)
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To: pabianice

Why don't we get the Attorney General's opinion on that....


41 posted on 06/23/2006 1:26:29 PM PDT by Just Lori (To everything, there is a season.........Ecclesiastes, 3:1-8)
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PATRICK DOLLARD IN IRAQ:

The American Media, by and large, are trying to sway the next two elections to their team. The best way to do this is to damage the administration and the Republican Congress. The best way to do this is to convince the American people that Iraq is a failure. The best way to do that is to declare defeat and force a retreat. Normally, any winning political strategy is fair enough. But to employ a winning domestic political strategy without regard for the consequences to the American people, whose children will be slaughtered at the hands of ascendant Jihadists (among a series of other consequences) is not only wrong, but just plain evil.

The media have, by and large, allied with the Jihadists in the hope that the Jihadists' victory in Iraq will win their party the White House and Congress. The media simply cannot resist the temptation to test their power in the service of a domestic political agenda.

The journalists I've met here have, to a man, all been Democrats, and all have railed against the Bush administration and have, with much hope in their eyes, predicted failure for America in Iraq. They all come here intending to shill for their party, and then they all shill for their party. They give Al Qaeda and the Sunni insurgents hope, they stoke the financial and recruitment fires of the international Jihad Machine.

It's all very simple. They are in huge measure, directly responsible for the ongoing death toll of Americans in Iraq. Everyone here in Iraq, the Islamic world at large, and most especially the Jihadist Movement's leadership, follow the American media closely, in order to monitor the American people's headspace, primarily with regard to whether or not we will continue the fight on to the establishment of a successful democratic, capitalistic, and modernized society here, or whether we will run in self-imposed defeat. The morale of the International Jihad Movement is almost entirely dependent on the posture of the American media. Their strategies, indeed, are primarily determined by it as well. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1644762/posts

42 posted on 06/23/2006 1:26:45 PM PDT by anglian
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To: toddlintown
I was thinking about all those bio-weapons and how they say they are no good to use now. Okay, lets let the lefties go there and open them up and test them without wearing any protective clothing.
43 posted on 06/23/2006 1:27:07 PM PDT by fish hawk
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To: Sooth2222

Ya had to do it didn't you? You just had to do it.


44 posted on 06/23/2006 1:27:20 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (There are only a few absolute truths in life, the rest are just opinion.)
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To: pabianice
Hummm...let's see, they told us in the military we could be severely punished if we divulged any "Top Secret" material...but he MSM can publish it in the tabloid. Now there is some National security for you.

Is "Journalist" Latin for "Dictator", or "A**hole"?
45 posted on 06/23/2006 1:27:27 PM PDT by FrankR
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To: pabianice
"Constitution Protects Reporters' Right to Publish Top Secret Info"

Really? Where does it say "reporter's rights" in the constitution? The constitution specifically protects us from treason and that is what is being committed.

Article III:

Section 3.


Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.

The Congress shall have Power to declare the Punishment of Treason, but no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood, or Forfeiture except during the Life of the Person attainted.

"r in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort"

Isn't that what the press and the Dems do?
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46 posted on 06/23/2006 1:27:32 PM PDT by slowhand520
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To: pabianice
'The US Constitution absolutely protects a reporter's and a paper's right to publish top secret military information.the government's right to arrest, prosecute and execute traitors who aid and abet the enemy during the time of war.

There - fixed her statement.

47 posted on 06/23/2006 1:27:33 PM PDT by Tokra (I think I'll retire to Bedlam.)
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To: pabianice

This woman's elevator does not reach the top floor.


48 posted on 06/23/2006 1:27:40 PM PDT by Dustbunny (Amazing Grace how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me)
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To: pabianice
"Further: 'One of the reasons Bush is low in the polls is that the president has lost the respect of the press.' " Hmmmm...

I suggest they (whoever the hell 'they' are) Poll (with a legitimate pollster [could be another oxymoron!) the question; "Who would you first trust your family's safety to - Bush or the media"?

The question reminds me of the bumper sticker I sport proudly on the back of my gas guzzling SUV!

49 posted on 06/23/2006 1:28:05 PM PDT by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: pabianice

I dream of the day when justice officials take Pinch Sulzberger and the sorry dreck who publishes the LA Slimes and frogmarch them out of their respective rat holes for being traitors. Which they most unequivocally are.


50 posted on 06/23/2006 1:28:05 PM PDT by driftless ( For life-long happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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