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Playing With Sock Puppets

"If they can’t grasp this simple issue, do you think it is possible that the New York Times and the LA Times are missing the point in complex issues like Iraq?…energy policy?…border control?…taxes?…WMD?…terrorism?"

From comment number five here.

Between the Hiltzik story and the continual attempt to link the McCarthy treachery to Scooter Libby, I can't recall a week in which the bias and incompetence of the biggest papers in the country was so glaringly on display.

Posted by Rand Simberg at April 24, 2006 05:09 PM
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Her lawyer says that she didn't even _know_ about the secret CIA prisons. But you've already decided that she's scum.

Posted by Jim Winchester at April 25, 2006 05:15 AM

OK, "alleged treachery." Happy now?

Posted by Rand Simberg at April 25, 2006 06:18 AM

Illegally releasing classified information, be it about secret CIA prisons or anything else, is in my opinion treachery.

Posted by Cecil Trotter at April 25, 2006 07:00 AM

As opposed, Jim, to all the lawyers who say, "My client did it! Yup! Guilty as sin!"

Posted by Lurking Observer at April 25, 2006 07:10 AM

At this point the only charge is unauthorized contact with reporters (which McCarthy has admitted). The government has not accused her of illegally leaking anything.

Posted by walter at April 25, 2006 10:39 AM

Illegally releasing classified information, be it about secret CIA prisons or anything else, is in my opinion treachery.

It's treachery against the government practically by definition... but so was the Declaration of Independence. Loyalty to people who are themselves treacherous (in this case against the Bill of Rights) is not a virtue. That's why our government passed whistleblower protection laws, back when we thought that outspoken "traitors" would just need protection against corporate retaliation.

Posted by Roy S at April 27, 2006 11:55 AM

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