Monday, June 26, 2006

NYT accused of treason

The New York Times has been accused of "treasonous" behaviour by republican congressman Peter King, chairman of the House Homeland Security committee. He's demanding that the Justice Department prosecute everyone at the NYT involved in reporting the fact that US intelligence have been secretly data mining international banking transactions.

Update: Jack Balkan thinks "The Administration has misled the American people so often about matters of national security that it is hard to trust it even and especially when it complains the most loudly; it has repeatedly disclosed secret information for political ends unrelated to national security, while employing the rhetoric of national security to avoid political embarrassment. If people now view the Administration's current complaints against the press with skepticism, it has no one but itself to blame. This is truly the Administration that cried wolf."

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