Media in Trouble: All the news thats UNfit to print!: Bend Over Grey Lady

"The information of the people at large can alone make them safe, as they are the sole depositary of our political and religious freedom." --Thomas Jefferson 1810

Friday, December 16, 2005

Bend Over Grey Lady

Steve Inskeep says the New York Times knew about this a year ago, and that the article was held up because of National Security concerns:
"The White House asked The New York Times not to publish this article, arguing that it could jeopardize continuing investigations and alert would-be terrorists that they might be under scrutiny. After meeting with senior administration officials to hear their concerns, the newspaper delayed publication for a year to conduct additional reporting. Some information that administration officials argued could be useful to terrorists has been omitted."

Uh... What could have possibly alerted would be terrorists that they were being bugged? I would think that terrorists are suspicious mofo's who would already be taking precautions about being "watched."

Besides, why is the New York Times running articles by the administration?

One last question. What was happening a year ago? Hmmm... 2004...