Saturday, June 24, 2006

NYT's vs. U.S.A.

According to Fox News leading members of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees, from both sides of the aisle, and leading members of the 9/11 Commission asked the NYT's not to publish this report about financing terrorists.

And the Emporer strikes back (at the press secretary):
The press secretary made his remarks during a lengthy morning briefing, during which he at times grew uncharacteristically testy. At one point, he accused news organizations like CNN, The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times of collecting personal data from visitors to their web sites without disclosing it. At another, he grew exasperated when Helen Thomas, a longtime White House correspondent, interrupted him, and told her to "stop heckling and let me conduct the press conference."

Update: Michael Ledeen weighs in:
The NYT and its ilk pound their chests about the revelations of the successful search of financial data to catch terrorists. They declare they are acting because of the public’s right to know. But in the matter of WMDs found in Iraq, the public’s right to know is totally dissed. There is NO call for the declassification of that document, NO righteous indignation at Negroponte, Cambone and the others who quite improperly failed to inform Congressional oversight committees of the existence of this document, and are fighting its declassification and release, NO investigative action to discover why this information was suppressed, NO curiosity about how Hoekstra and Santorum found out it existed.

And above all , NO concern, despite the clear statement in the document itself, and despite the explicit statement from Rumsfeld yesterday, that these weapons are still out there, and constitute a very real threat to our soldiers.
Read the whole thing.

Update the second: Apparently WaPo did cover the WMD story, as Post Watch notes:
If the online readout of Thursday's Post holds true--and it doesn't always--the Post places the startling news of chemical weapons having been found in Iraq into a tiny story on A10 by Dafna Linzer. Much of that is devoted to minimizing its importance:
But more importantly, via this post, we find that Jim Geraghty has dug up some old UN records, which show that seven-year-old Mustard gas munitions found in Iraq in 1998 only degraded three to six percent over a seven year period. Hmm, his link seems to be cloogy. I'll check back for updates.

It seriously would not surprise me if the entire editorial staffs of The New York Times and The Washington Post suddenly took up arms against our elected leaders, that is, of course, if their current methods don't work in the '08 elections.


Blogger Mike in S.A. said...

I think it might be time to revive the Alien and Sedition Acts.

12:32 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

I think it might be time to send a Special Ops team to Time Square!

3:00 PM  

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