Friday, June 30, 2006

Republican War On The Free Press

The war against the press continues in Congress. And the press has fought back by rolling over and giving up.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House on Thursday approved a Republican-crafted resolution condemning news organizations for revealing a covert government program to track terrorist financing, saying the disclosure had "placed the lives of Americans in danger."

What's really sad about this story is that the operation isn't covert at all. The White House has been bragging about it since 2001. The organizations under attack, have been simply reporting information given out in White House press briefs and releases.

There's a good recap of this at, 'Keith Strikes Back Against NYTimes Bashers'.

The press itself could easily counter these allegations and defend themselves, but either they forgot who their public sources are, or they want their noses bloodied, as the Republican War Against Freedom, now takes on the Fourth Estate.

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