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New York Times Outs CIA Operative
NewsBusters.org ^ | June 22, 2008 - 10:12 ET | Mick Wright |

Posted on 06/22/2008 8:49:33 AM PDT by TexasCajun

In an astonishing stroke of irony, the New York Times has outed the name of the CIA operative who interrogated 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, over the objections of CIA Director Michael V. Hayden and a lawyer representing the operative.

Agency officials and legal counsel told the Times that publishing the agent's name would "invade his privacy and put him at risk of retaliation from terrorists or harassment from critics of the agency."

In an Editor's Note linked from the story on KSM's interrogation, the Times defended its decision by stating that "other government employees" had been "named publicly in books and published articles" or had chosen to go public themselves, by explaining that its policy "is to withhold the name of a news subject only very rarely," and by arguing the operative's name "was necessary for the credibility and completeness of the article."

Times reporter Scott Shane describes his scoop as "the closest look to date beneath the blanket of secrecy that hides the program from terrorists and from critics who accuse the agency of torture."

The CIA apparently believes that by publishing the operative's name, the Times put the agent at risk for retaliatory strikes from such "critics" and terrorists, despite his here-described lack of participation in the agency's "harsh interrogation methods."

Of course, this is just the latest in a long string of Times articles that have leaked classified and guarded information critical to America's security and that of its people and public servants. Alert readers have long since stopped expecting any level of consistency from the same liberal media that was obsessed with the naming of Valerie Plame (though they've been considerably less obsessed with the actual source of Robert Novak's column, Richard Armitage).

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The Libs at the NYTimes are at it again!
1 posted on 06/22/2008 8:49:33 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun

The same people who whined about Mrs. Wilson getting outed think this is great... I love the media! (/sarcasm)


2 posted on 06/22/2008 8:51:35 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Wanted: A Presidential Candidate I can vote FOR...)
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To: TexasCajun

Didn’t the NYTIMES used to be a big, important, influential newspaper once........?


3 posted on 06/22/2008 8:54:42 AM PDT by kjo
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To: TexasCajun

...the NYT? Aren’t these the same people who wanted criminal charges for the Bush officials that leaked Plame’s name?


4 posted on 06/22/2008 8:55:18 AM PDT by Tzimisce (How Would Mohammed Vote? Obama for President!)
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To: TexasCajun

Once again The Slimes proves which side it is on in the fight against terrorism.


5 posted on 06/22/2008 8:55:36 AM PDT by JohnLongIsland
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To: TexasCajun

Hypocrisy doesn’t apply to liberals.


6 posted on 06/22/2008 8:56:06 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: TexasCajun

I demand an investigation! What did Cheney and Rove know, when did they know it, and did this “go all the way to the top”? Ah, you mean Chaney and Rove weren’t involved? Oh well then, let’s just bury it.


7 posted on 06/22/2008 8:56:31 AM PDT by FMBass ("Now that I'm sober I watch a lot of news"- Garofalo from Coulter's "Treason")
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To: TexasCajun
The Libs at the NYTimes are at it again!

TRAITORS!

8 posted on 06/22/2008 8:57:10 AM PDT by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli)
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New York Times Outs CIA Operative

What say you two pieces of crap?

9 posted on 06/22/2008 8:58:03 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham
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To: TexasCajun
Evil. Pure evil.


10 posted on 06/22/2008 8:58:43 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: TexasCajun

If the C.I.A. had any balls they would just kill the N.Y. Times editors and send a message to the rest of our pathetic unAmerican news operatives to not go too far in their unAmerican agenda.


11 posted on 06/22/2008 8:58:49 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: TexasCajun
Times defended its decision by stating that "other government employees" had been "named publicly in books and published articles"...

Funny how this NYT policy complements the Muslim philosophy that if a muslim land is ruled by muslims for any second in history, it is fair game to become muslim now, and forever. Since someone once in history had been outed as CIA, now the NYT can and will do it, justifiably in NYT 'mind', now and forever.

12 posted on 06/22/2008 8:59:25 AM PDT by C210N (The television has mounted the most serious assault on Republicanism since Das Kapital.)
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To: TexasCajun

It’s “Scooter” Libby’s fault!


13 posted on 06/22/2008 8:59:31 AM PDT by lonestar
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To: TexasCajun

Frog march!


14 posted on 06/22/2008 9:00:24 AM PDT by SouthTexas (If you are not living on the edge, you are taking up too much space!)
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To: TexasCajun
Agency officials and legal counsel told the Times that publishing the agent's name would "invade his privacy and put him at risk of retaliation from terrorists or harassment from critics of the agency."

Uh..isnt this the standard applied to the Plame case??

15 posted on 06/22/2008 9:00:39 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Obama and Osama, whats the difference?)
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To: TexasCajun

Shut them down now.


16 posted on 06/22/2008 9:00:48 AM PDT by Shady (The Fairness Doctrine is ANYTHING but fair!!!!)
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To: TexasCajun

TREASON!!!

Shut the rag down!


17 posted on 06/22/2008 9:04:32 AM PDT by o_zarkman44 (No Bull in 08!)
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To: TexasCajun
It's their way of getting back at an administration they absolutely loathe and it's counter terrorism policies that they probably would raise a peep over were it the policy of a socially liberal President.

It always boils down to whether one is a culture conservative or a culture liberal.

The NYT is more concerned about the big bogeyman they view as the religious right and the association with the GOP than they are national security.

18 posted on 06/22/2008 9:05:59 AM PDT by wardaddy (if I could slap Obama will he fight back like a black man or bitch up like a metero white boy?)
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To: cardinal4

Let’s see how fast the CIA sends a criminal referral to the Justice Department... They were pretty quick in the Plame-affair.

Frankly, I would want to be the journalist. There have been several writers & editors who have cooled their heels in prison over sources. I don’t think anybody is going to sweat throwing a journalist into prison over this straightforward violation.


19 posted on 06/22/2008 9:06:23 AM PDT by Tallguy (Tagline is offline till something better comes along...)
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To: TexasCajun

...The end of their article published in the Herald even gives his present job...paint the target.


20 posted on 06/22/2008 9:08:12 AM PDT by UltraKonservativen (( YOU CAN'T FIX STUPID!!!))
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To: dennisw
If the Jihadists ever nuke New York, the Times building should be at ground zero.

It wouldn't be the first time they took out their allies.

22 posted on 06/22/2008 9:12:06 AM PDT by pnh102 (Save America - Ban Ethanol Now!)
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To: TexasCajun

It’s Cheney’s fault.


23 posted on 06/22/2008 9:14:46 AM PDT by littlehouse36 (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible make violent revolution inevitable - JFK)
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To: TexasCajun

When are the owners of the NY Slimes going to be taken away in handcuffs and charged with aiding and abetting terrorists? I’m sick of these traitors.


24 posted on 06/22/2008 9:16:30 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: TexasCajun
And they revealed his name(be assured the fazool's read the NYTimes!) only to promote their spineless, pacifist agenda!

Hey Pinch'... there's a gallows in your future!

25 posted on 06/22/2008 9:16:34 AM PDT by johnny7 ("Duck I says... ")
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To: o_zarkman44

Seriously....what is the current status of sedition laws? Why the Bush Admn doesnt enforce some kind of sedition law is beyond me...if they showed a pair and fought back, his approval ratings might go up to... what, like...25%!


26 posted on 06/22/2008 9:18:51 AM PDT by blasater1960 ( Dt 30, Ps 111, The Torah is perfect, attainable, now and forever)
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To: TexasCajun


27 posted on 06/22/2008 9:20:31 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist ©® - CTHULHU/SHOGGOTH '08 = Nothing LESS!!!)
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To: TexasCajun

28 posted on 06/22/2008 9:21:37 AM PDT by Obadiah (I remember when the climate never changed, then Bush stole the election.)
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To: TexasCajun

So it’s not about right or wrong, it’s about ‘my’ side and ‘your’ side?

I’m shocked I tell ya, shocked!


29 posted on 06/22/2008 9:24:26 AM PDT by Southerngl
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To: TexasCajun

I would like to see some jail time for this reporter and others for this treasonous act.


30 posted on 06/22/2008 9:25:22 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: blasater1960

Seriously....what is the current status of sedition laws? Why the Bush Admn doesnt enforce some kind of sedition law is beyond me...if they showed a pair and fought back, his approval ratings might go up to... what, like...25%!

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As silent as Bush and the Republican party has been lately, I’m convinced they are partying their way out of the White House and could give a rip anymore.


31 posted on 06/22/2008 9:25:41 AM PDT by Southerngl
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To: TexasCajun
I'm sure the Bush Administration will respond forcefully in dealing with this!

Just wait and see!

32 posted on 06/22/2008 9:30:13 AM PDT by airborne (Obama vs. McCain - A nose dive or a slow spiral. Either way, we're destined to crash and burn!)
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To: Tzimisce

They are part of the shadow government. They serve to take down this and any administration of the wrong Party.

Any outrage they ever express is manufactured. Their hate starts with the election. They just look for an excuse to vent.

When the party of preference engages in the same or worse activites, the outrage over such actions are muted.

It isn’t hypocrisy. The outrage was not genuine to begin with. It is merely propaganda.


33 posted on 06/22/2008 9:31:40 AM PDT by weegee (In 1988 Lenora Fulani was the 1st black woman to appear on presidential ballots in all 50 states)
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To: Southerngl; maica
I’m convinced they are partying their way out of the White House

I am curious as to what convinces you of this. President Bush may be the most focused president ever. A look at the "Day In the Life" thread plus his daily briefing with his security team, etc., adds up to a very full work day spent in the best interest of our country. Of course the MSM gives these activities no publicity, unless there is some phrase that they think mockable, which seldom happens.

President Bush has spent very little time partying while he has been in the White House, much to the dismay of the liberal elite who spent so much time there 93-2001 with a president constantly claiming that he was "going back to work for the American people".

34 posted on 06/22/2008 9:35:24 AM PDT by Freee-dame
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To: TexasCajun

Yes, the story is indeed interesting but to give a real name to the interrogator was totally unnecessary.


35 posted on 06/22/2008 9:40:10 AM PDT by 1066AD
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To: TexasCajun
TREASON
36 posted on 06/22/2008 9:56:56 AM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck)
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To: TexasCajun

Maybe there’s a republican at the New York Times Fitzpatrick could pin this on. Where’s the outrage, as Dole would say? This shows the Plame affair was just a Cheney hunt.


37 posted on 06/22/2008 9:58:30 AM PDT by Mr. Peabody
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To: TexasCajun
"New York Times Outs CIA Operative"

What a stupid title pretending to be 'news'. When does the New York TImes NOT out US operatives?


38 posted on 06/22/2008 10:00:24 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: Tzimisce

The New York Times? The rag whose stock has fallen 65% in the past five years? LOL!


39 posted on 06/22/2008 10:01:18 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: kjo

Well my dogs, cats and parakeets still favor it.


40 posted on 06/22/2008 10:01:52 AM PDT by lastchance (Hug your babies.)
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To: lastchance
Kind of redundant, doncha think?
41 posted on 06/22/2008 10:14:06 AM PDT by Yorlik803 (RIGHT: Wots all this then?)
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To: TexasCajun

Does anybody have a set of nuts in the Bush government?

How can the Slimes do this?


42 posted on 06/22/2008 10:14:51 AM PDT by toddlintown (My kingdom for a beer!)
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To: TexasCajun

Does anybody have a set of nuts in the Bush government?

How can the Slimes do this?


43 posted on 06/22/2008 10:14:53 AM PDT by toddlintown (My kingdom for a beer!)
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To: Joe Boucher

If the administration had any balls, they would issue arrest warrrants and raid thye NY Times to shut it down.


44 posted on 06/22/2008 10:15:01 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: TexasCajun

How did the Times get this agents name? The leaker inside CIA should be jailed and executed.


45 posted on 06/22/2008 10:24:01 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (Been here before)
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To: headstamp 2
This POS newspaper should be shut down by congress (Ha !)
They put the interrogator and his family in danger for their 1st amendment rights.
Meanwhile I try and do my part by mailing in any Business Reply Subscription Postcards I find lying around.
Yes, I know it is juvenile, but it takes $0.25 from their bottom line each time I find a postcard :-)
46 posted on 06/22/2008 10:29:28 AM PDT by a02001 (Help the third world poor one person at a time- www.kiva.org)
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To: TexasCajun

Death is a highly underrated motivator

Scott Shane
Pinch


47 posted on 06/22/2008 10:34:20 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . The Bitcons will elect a Democrat by default)
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To: TexasCajun

I am not a lawyer, but would like to know if there’s not some justification for legal action against the NY Times for this?


48 posted on 06/22/2008 10:37:20 AM PDT by SumProVita ("Cogito ergo sum pro vita." .....updated Descartes)
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To: TexasCajun

I hope the CIA operative doesn’t come to any harm, and that Scott Shane will be prosecuted for treason.


49 posted on 06/22/2008 10:41:36 AM PDT by American Quilter (John McCain--today's Scoop Jackson democrat. He should change parties.)
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To: kjo

Not that I recall.


50 posted on 06/22/2008 10:46:07 AM PDT by enduserindy (232 years and now we want to blow it?)
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