Skip to comments.Send This Reporter to Jail (Traitor James Risen of the NYT)
Posted on 05/07/2010 10:59:44 AM PDT by mojito
New York Times reporter James Risen is facing prison if he doesnt reveal sources that gave him highly classified information on U.S. intelligence in Iran. Gabriel Schoenfeld says no reporter is above the law.
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I'm hard pressed to think of anyone alive who has done more to undermine the national security of the United States than James Risen. Our current president excepted, of course.
When someone inside the White House (or inside the Honolulu vital records office) leaks the smoking gun that brings Barry 0 down, do we really want the reporter who breaks the story to face jailtime for protecting his source??
Careful what you wish for.
Freedom of the press works both ways, and the Founders protected it for a reason.
The difference would be that in Risen’s case, we’re talking classified military intelligence, whereas for whoever leaks the stuff that brings Zer0 down would only be releasing information that is supposed to be public knowledge. It’s not the source itself that is the concern, it’s what they got from the source. In this case, whoever leaked the info could be endangering American soldiers’ lives.
He's an accomplice in releasing highly classified info, jail him.
It's surprising that the Obama administration is going after him.
In December 2005 Risen published details of the National Security Agency's electronic surveillance of al Qaeda-related communications.
Then, in 2006, Risen blew the SWIFT program used by the Treasury to track terrorist financing.
Then, the details of these Iranian operations, which were apparently so sensitive that even the Slimes wouldn't publish them.
In prison or out, I would think he has a target on his back.
And whoever leaked the information should be prosecuted fully.
The inconvenient fact, as our friend Al would say, is that publishing that information is constitutionally protected. It’s always easier to shoot the messenger than to plug the leak at the source.
How’s that for mixing metaphors?
That's a pleasant dream indeed.
I long for the days when our government gave a rat's patootie about their sacred oaths and the people they claim to serve.
As American citizens, we are ALL duty bound to protect this information. Releasing information that poses a threat to the life and liberty of others is a crime. No one has the right to put another's life needlessly in jeopardy for profit. Likewise, the person that leaked the information was charged with the protection of said information; leaking it is a crime. Covering it up is a crime.
Let me ask you this.... Suppose, I post an ad in the paper that says you are rich, keep $2 million in cash in the house, are on vacation, only your sick defenseless mother is in the house, she never locks the doors, and that a person could enter/exit the rear of the property undetected; I provide pictures of the property layout and information you hold most sacred to life and property. Then suppose your house is raided, your money and belongings are stolen; everyone in the house (in this instance your mother) is killed. Am I liable? How so; do I not have freedom of the press/speech?
By releasing classified information this reporter and his accomplice did exactly the same as me in the scenario. It isn't the "government" that is compromised; it is you and me. It is our security. It is the lives of our intellignece operatives at stake here. If any of our agents are killed because of this the reporter and his accomplice(s) should be tried as accesories to murder. This isn't sacraficing liberty in the name of security. The 1st Amendment is not intended to be a suicide pact for the people (contrary to what some libs would have us believe). All of our rights and freedoms come with resonsibilities. At the time the 1st Amendment was written, duels were still legal.
If Risen thinks this is an act of free speech/freedom of the press..... then I call him out he can arrange the time and place to meet; I won't miss. That's how our Founders would have settled it.
If only. I expect 0 to grant him clemency.
He even looks like a whiny liberal piece of used steer food.
There is only one acceptable punishment for treason!
Yeah, yeah, but at this level leaks are going to happen, and there are plenty of other msm types who would love their bylines on a story like this. And if you really wanted to get rid of him give him a paid one way ticket to AFG and see how long it takes for him to become an afghan dancing boy.
Fine. Let him protect his source. Simply charge him under the Espionage act.
Espionage is NOT protected speech.
He'll cut a deal soon enough.
You can also charge any media organisation that published the information. When their own @$$e$ are on the line, you can bet that they’ll cave.
He looks really young to have been in the original Wizard of OZ.
Typical of the ivy league com symp scumbags inhabiting the press rooms of major American “newspapers”.
Well that face explains a lot.....
“Schoenfeld says no reporter is above the law.”
There are no more reporters; they’re all activists.
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