Perhaps I am old fashioned, but the article should not be about either the ethics of the reporter to telling what he learned in confidence nor about the FBI for pumping the reporter for information......
....The story should be about the possible Iraqi terrorism within the USA.
The memo suggests the ABC journalist reached out to a counterterrorism agent in New York City on his or her own the night of the bombing, in part because the information acquired suggested that there were two other bombing incidents planned soon at government offices in Houston and Los Angeles.
The journalist agreed to be interviewed by counterterrorism agents again the next day, the memo says, but refused to identify his or her source.
Nearly a year later, the network staffer was contacted by the FBI and agreed to divulge ABCs source for the uncorroborated claim: a former CIA officer named Vincent Cannistraro, who was on contract to the network as a consultant, who, in turn, had gotten the information from a Saudi general.
posted on 04/05/2011 1:09:41 PM PDT
(D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
Hmmm, the ABC affiliate in OKC is KOCO channel 5. I'm going to do a little research to find out who the correspondents at the time were. I know KFOR's (NBC local affiliate) then Jayna Davis has written a book, The Third Terrorist
claiming the OKC bombing was part of a larger conspiracy. But she was not with the local ABC affiliate at the time.
posted on 04/05/2011 1:29:39 PM PDT
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