Saturday, June 24, 2006
NY Times and LA Times Aid Terrorists
The New York Times and Los Angeles Times were among the many liberal “news” outlets that took two courses of action when non-covert CIA agent Valerie Plame was “outed.” Their first step was to ally with over thirty other main stream media (MSM) organizations to present a “friend of the court” filing that proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that Valerie Plame was not a covert agent.
Having done that, the same MSM campaigned relentlessly to have Republican heads roll for outing Valerie Plame, even though they had already agreed that no crime had been committed.
Now these same MSM have outed classified government anti-terrorist programs. Concerning the examination of international telephone calls involving contacts with suspected terrorists, and the examination of international money transfers, the MSM clearly have compromised national security by disclosing the legal methods used to monitor and investigate the communications and financial transactions of terrorists.
In the case of Valerie Plame, no adverse effects on security resulting from the disclosure of the name of a former covert agent who had worked openly in an office in CIA headquarters at Langley for over five years could be demonstrated. The MSM said as much in their “friend of the court” brief just before they launched their full-scale attack to try to bring down Karl Rove. Their pain when it was announced that Rove would not be indicted was heart warming. I guess Fitzgerald finally got around to reading the MSM’s “friend of the court” filing.
If nothing else, I guess this does prove that you really “can’t have your cake and eat it too,” even when you’re the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times.
Now these formerly respected newspapers, not content with blowing away their shareholders’ investments, have deliberately disclosed classified information during wartime that will – not possibly, but that will – give aid to terrorists that will cause the loss of American lives and will reduce the effectiveness of anti-terrorists programs.
For that, I’m sure they expect Pulitzer Prizes. Knowing the MSM, I’m sure they will get them.
What I am most fearful of is that no legal action will be taken against them, meaning that the MSM will have anointed themselves as the ultimate security classification authority of this nation.
Of course, when American lives are lost because the MSM compromised anti-terrorist programs, the MSM will lay such failure on President Bush, and shamelessly deny their own blame.
THINGS TO DO LIST:
Cancel New York Times and Los Angeles Times subscriptions.
Read them online so you can criticize them truthfully without them making a cent off you:
New York Times online
Los Angeles Times online
Go to Atlas Shrugs for scathing criticism of the New York Times
Go to Patterico's Pontifications for analyses of Los Angeles Times biased reporting
Go to Michelle Malkin for creative reactions to the Times' outrages