Sunday, March 05, 2006

Stopping the Leaks

Sometimes, you get what you ask for. Throughout the Valerie Plame leak scandal, the MSM has been demanding a thorough investigation and prosecution of the individuals who were responsible for such a dastardly deed. So, with the far more damaging leaks about secret prisons and the NSA's surveillance program, the Bush administration has been busy launching initiatives targeting journalists and their possible government sources. The administration has been doing exactly what the MSM wanted. However, they don't sound all too happy about it.
"There's a tone of gleeful relish in the way they talk about dragging reporters before grand juries, their appetite for withholding information, and the hints that reporters who look too hard into the public's business risk being branded traitors," said New York Times Executive Editor Bill Keller, in a statement responding to questions from The Washington Post. "I don't know how far action will follow rhetoric, but some days it sounds like the administration is declaring war at home on the values it professes to be promoting abroad."

You remember Bill Keller. He led the fight for the Valerie Plame CIA leak investigation, cheering the appointment of a special prosecutor with powers that exceeded even the old independent counsels.

We'll probably start hearing about the Plame leak was much worse because it was the administration getting even. The NSA and prison leaks were because some poor government worker couldn't stand the terrible things the administration was doing. They were whistleblowers, not criminals.

Cry, baby, cry! You aren't getting any sympathy. The Plame crap didn't hurt anyone. The leaks about the NSA and secret prisons have damaged our national security and left us more vulnerable.

The Bush administration has the MSM by the balls and are starting to squeeze. I hope they squeeze until they crack a few.


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