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  •  I do not like this (1+ / 0-)
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    se portland

    I do not like that these reporters knew about a thwarted confidential terrorist plot for five days before they were allowed to break it. I don't like that the CIA was working with them in the first place.

    Freedom of the press is our basic freedom. But they are not another arm of the government. If this is the way it works these days, how can we trust anything we read or hear in the press?

    Well, of course, since Fox News arrived on the scene, we should have known. Letting them run wild with their false reports, innuendos, and hate speech has been one of the biggest mistakes this country ever made. They have fouled the entire atmosphere and we are choking.

    Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake." - Napoleon Bonaparte

    by Madam Deb on Fri May 17, 2013 at 08:54:16 PM PDT

    •  But still the agent was a Saudi national (1+ / 0-)
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      and his family was still in the country. I am not sure it is unreasonable to ask the press to hold off for a few days to protect the lives of people. The bomb plot was already over, what is the rush to publish?

      It is possible to read the history of this country as one long struggle to extend the liberties established in our Constitution to everyone in America. - Molly Ivins

      by se portland on Sat May 18, 2013 at 11:00:48 AM PDT

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