Skip to comments.Times must share blame if people die in attack
Posted on 07/04/2006 7:59:30 PM PDT by FairOpinion
One of these days, if you lose a son, a daughter, a cousin or a good friend in a terrorist attack, blame whoever perpetrated the deed first, but secondly blame The New York Times, whose irresponsibility may have enabled the killers to obtain necessary financing.
This story on how the government tracks terrorist funding likewise hurts the paper while also hurting America as a whole by telling the enemy how he might be found out. Said Tony Snow, presidential press secretary, the Times and other papers that broke the story "ought to think long and hard about whether a public's right to know" counts for more than "somebody's right to live."
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Where are the calls for investigation in the MSM?
The new York Times getting this information was not a leak!!!! it was a breach of security and we need to call it exactly what it was. From now on all freepers need to call it exactly that!!!
Thank you for hearing me out
The New York Times is horrible
BTT. This one was indefensible.
It's interesting but this Times tradition of bias and a hidden agenda (not much hidden today!) goes back for decades.
A book was recently published by Laurel Leff titled, "Buried by the Times: The Holocaust and America's Most Important Newspaper".
I can't go into all the details and research but her basic assertion was that Arthur Sulzberger (father of today's Pinch) deliberately and willfully minimized the reality of Hitler's holocaust.
This fundamental reportorial dishonesty far antedates Jason Blair and the divulgence of highly classified state secrets.
The Times doesn't even pretend to care for their employees and their chillins. Understand? Got It?
Someone work with me here..remember new york treason editor keller said..paraphrasing.."the terrorists knew about the monitoring anyway"..imagine me as a private citizen would somehow appear on a tv show and said that..I think..or hope the FBI or Law enforcement person would want to talk to me about how I could possibly know that...is it just me???
You know, it is fundamentally an expression of impotence that all we can do is wring our hands and call for "blame" to be placed at the feet of the Times, when in fact it should be indictments.
And there is no need to wait for the next attack. The indictments should be handed down as soon as a Grand Jury can be empaneled to hear the evidence.
Who knows? Maybe this process is already underway. If it were, you surely wouldn't want to gas it all around town.
What you want is the element of surprise when law enforcment shows up with the arrest warrants.
I sincerely hope this paper goes down the tubes.
but...but his own reporter said in the article, at least 9 times, that the program was secret/classified. How could the terrorists know about it if it was secret? What does Bill Keller know about what the terrorists knew and when did he know it?
We need to have a cartoon of Pres Bush trying to connect the dots, and making progress, and the media behid him trying to erase the connected lines.
Newsweek's bogus koran/toilet story cost many lives in Afghanistan, but did they care? You think the NY Slimes will care if people die as a result of their sedition? Fat chance.
A quote from the Viet Nam War, addressing what many of us knew, but the likes of Hanoi Jane Fonda and Hanoi John Kerry denied by claiming the Viet Cong were a "revolutionary indigenous group," with no links to North Viet Nam. Northern Commuist Party Historian, Nguyen Khac-Vien, in a 1975 interview openly admitted that the VC were predominantly comprised of North Vietnamese Army regulars, saying, "The [Viet Cong] was always simply a group emnanting from [Hanoi]. If we [the North Vietnamese] had pretended otherwise for such a long period, it was only because we were not obliged to unveil our cards."
Even our enemies know when to keep their mouths shut. With the New York Slimes blabbing every secret they can discover, makes one wonder just who our real enemies are.
The Times said they did hold back on this story, but, I think we should take note that they released the story after President Bush's poll numbers went up. I think this is treason for the sake of politics.
The Times said they did hold back on this story, but, I think we should take note that they released the story after President Bush's poll numbers went up.
Well done, Jay. We need to punish those who engaged in this security breach.
Yep. If laws on the release of classified information were broken, those who broke them should be hauled up.
I also love the perpetual whining about conservative bloggers and radio talk show hosts---as if those forms of media are mere gnats that will be shooed away if batted at long enough.
Moonbats such as the ed of the NYT still haven't appreciated that there's been a seachange in the MSM, that, in fact, there is a new media---one that bubbles from the ground up, rather than the other way around---and it is here to stay.
If your story can't survive the scrutiny the blogosphere---HELLO. That oughta tell you something. That's the new "editorial oversight." That's the new "accountability."
No way around it, Keller. You are not the last word on your paper's credibility or accuracy. Get used to it.
Fact: Someone can be anti-war without aiding the enemy and without hobbling our government.
If the Times doesn't realize that fact -- then they are idiots.
If the Times does realize that fact -- then they are criminals
The method of tracking is the issue and is the major story.
The Times held back this major story while they made an effort to discuss this major story with people in the administration.
Hmm...interesting. Times ...terrorists....terrorists....Times
The Times sounds more and more like Al Jazeera.
...for more than a decade, the network did not tell the full truth about what it knew about Saddam's regime.
Moreover, last October, when New Republic writer Franklin Foer questioned Jordan about his network's coverage of Iraq, the executive asserted without reservation that CNN had given "a full picture of the regime".
By Jordan's own admission , that was a lie.
Excellent defenestration of the Times by Jay Ambrose, who is hardly a part of the VRWC. Jay is a hardcore, longtime newspaperman himself and he knows when others in the profession have screwed up. This one will leave a mark.
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