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  •  I fail to see the problem (5+ / 0-)

    If someone signs a piece of paper that says the government information they will be given must be protected. That information belongs to the government. The information will be treated as the government wants.

    And if said individual breaks the law and contacts a journalists because he wants select information known because of his personal believes, he has broken the law.

    Until Manning is released, that is the law.

    I personally wish there was a stronger investigation on this type of information flow to include the NYT and Washington Post.

    That is the discussion I would much rather see happening. Not this selective bullshit about a single incident. But about how millions of Americans have clearances and knowledge of events are are restricted in their access to the media.

    But since we saw what happened to Manning, who just wanted basic reality released, it ain't gonna happen. Instead, we have people tap dancing on the fringes of the debate...

    But as long as the rules exists...and people sign their life away saying they will treat the information as the governments...it is crime to call up a journalist and say 'I gotta secret'.

    Don't like it? Change the law.

    •  Sorry, I'm not sure how this responds to me (3+ / 0-)
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      blueoasis, BradyB, cslewis

      The issue is not that the DOJ is going after the AP's source (though I don't like the way this White House has treated whistleblowers); the issue is the freedom of the press.

      "He, O men, is the wisest, who, like Socrates, knows that his wisdom is in truth worth nothing."--Socrates

      by TealTerror on Mon May 13, 2013 at 09:04:40 PM PDT

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