Did you know you elected the Washington Post and the New York Times to manage our national security?
I do not jest.
Read this PowerLine piece regarding the arrogance of the New York Times and executive editor Bill Keller.
We do not want to inadvertently threaten human life or legitimately harm national security in our reporting,” he said. “But it’s important . . . in our constitutional system that these final decisions be made by newspaper editors and not the government.
AJ Strata says it well:
This is pure arrogance, and a power ‘we the people’ have never bestowed upon the media. The leaking has been tolerated because it was suppose to unearth serious issues, possibly crimes. During the Bush administration the leaking has only damaged our national security, it has not once uncovered a crime. The Plame fiasco is the perfect example. Fitzgerald ran those leaks down and now we know nothing happened and the prosecutor and press are on a fishing expedition for partisan dirt.
The media had a power that was never made permanent through statute. They have been misusing it through the Rathergate con-job, through the NSA tip off. And even while the media continues in court to try and expose all the details of our information on Al Qaeda activities here an abroad, they have the audacity to claim they have a right to do this? The right to protect our laws is not given to the media. The right to defend this country is not given to the media. the right to protect classified information and decide when to make it public is not given to the media. The media has been given the right to free speech – that is all. So far they have even abused that right. But that is all they have a right to – nothing more.
It is about time people started being serious about our national security and letting the partisan chips fall where they may.
Our government representatives are accountable to We The People.