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Old 06-26-2006, 07:44 PM   #1
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Post IS THE MEDIA PUTTING US IN DANGER?

The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times and The Wall Street Journal all printed articles today outlining a counter-terrorism program that tracks money transfers to suspected bad guys. This operation is very legal and useful when trying to locate terrorists.
Now the Bush administration asked some of the newspapers not to print the story, because public exposure basically shuts down the counter-terror operation. The papers printed the information anyway.
Left wing news papers really jumped on this to bash Bush even more....

Regardless of what side you are on, I think the press works (and have always worked) against counterterrorism and it puts our soldiers in danger and possibly the US altogether........WHAT DO YOU THINK EVERYONE? I am really interested to see what other people think about this.
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Old 06-26-2006, 09:53 PM   #2
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That is a very interesting question. Would they do that to sell a few papers when ultimately they too could be harmed? I really do not know the answer. In the past I have heard don't trust the government, on the nightly news Bush seemed rattled to put it mildly that a US newspaper would ever print anything even closely related. Also, I guess someone from the Oval office met with the editor of the NYT and asked him NOT to print the story. This is still fresh news. thanks for bringing it up though! :)
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Old 06-26-2006, 10:01 PM   #3
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the media is too desperate for a story where their really isnt one. let the counter terrorism experts do their work. unless im in the fbi or cia, i dont really need to know how they get their info. that includes torturing war criminals.
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New York Times = Al jeezra east!! TheWhite House asked the involved papers not to print the stories. They have basically shut down a valuable resource for tracking the monies involved so they could make a few dollars. The editors of those papers need to realize sometimes it is better for everyone not to print a story such as this, especially when you are asked by the White House not to do so. I may be showing a bright redneck but as far as I'm concerned they should be tried for treason!!! Some one should be accountable!!
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Old 06-27-2006, 09:05 AM   #5
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The Times said the people have a right to know.

They forgot that the people have the right to live.

Too bad, the Times didn't know of the killing of Zarqawi before hand. They could have warned him.
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here's something to ponder...

Scarborough: You gotta admit-it?s frightening. More so to us who know how Washington works and know how power can corrupt and know how power can be abused. I believe friends, we are in dangerous times for those of us who believe like Thomas Jefferson-that Washington is not to be trusted with unlimited police power.

http://www.crooksandliars.com/posts/...ses-jefferson/
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I think that the very same people that are saying it's no big deal to have leaked that information and are screaming first amendment rights would be screaming for an investigation into the Bush Whitehouse and why it failed to protect our country if there had been another terrorist attack on our soil and could be shown that the governement hadn't been using its resources to track this money.

I do hope that the source of this leak (as well as others) is found and prosecuted for treason.

So in case I wasn't clear....I think those papers did a bad thing.
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NY Times = Joke.
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Old 06-27-2006, 03:43 PM   #9
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That's pretty funny that people want to know every single thing going on in the war and bitch when they don't know, then when they do know they say it endangers us. I just think the media needs to stop reporting so much as what's going on, so what if people get pissy about it at least we'd be safer and the enemies we are combating wouldn't know what's coming. It isn't all the media's fault though, it's the fault of everyone in America wanting to know everything.
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Treason would be almost impossible...the Constitution requires the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act and even if this does rise to the level of treason, there was probably only one witness to the leak (the reporter). They might be able to get him on something else.

You're right about the investigation...that's just a sad sign of how partisan DC is. If Clinton had used the same snooping tactics as Bush, the Republicans would have called for impeachment and sicced another special prosecutor on them. There are very few people in power who care more about potecting America than about lining their own pockets.
Are you implying that CLINTON didn't use the same and many more "snooping tactics"??????
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