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  •  A police state gets reporters (5+ / 0-)

    To censor themselves.  That's what the chilling effect of these investigations is for.

    A slower bleed-out is not a sustainable value.

    by MrJayTee on Fri May 24, 2013 at 09:00:01 AM PDT

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    •  So does a non-police state (0+ / 0-)

      Or have you never observed our media during war operations

      Conservatives need to realize that their Silent Moral Majority is neither silent, nor moral, nor a majority.

      by nominalize on Fri May 24, 2013 at 09:45:28 AM PDT

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      •  Enough of these horseshit excuses. (5+ / 0-)

        It's a police state tactic and it's not acceptable in a democracy.  Your rationalizations are moral sewage.

        A slower bleed-out is not a sustainable value.

        by MrJayTee on Fri May 24, 2013 at 10:23:23 AM PDT

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        •  so... (0+ / 0-)

          when the press self-censored itself not to publish FDR's wheelchair-bound situation during the war, that was the same as the Stasi having everyone spy on their neighbors and report to their komissar.  Now you're just wasting everybody's time.

          Conservatives need to realize that their Silent Moral Majority is neither silent, nor moral, nor a majority.

          by nominalize on Fri May 24, 2013 at 10:42:19 AM PDT

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          •  Oh, Christ. (3+ / 0-)
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            Yes, the press corps refraining from talking about FDR's wheelchair

            equals the Stasi

            equals the US National Security Apparatus chilling reporters by investigating one as a co-conspirator in a federal national security case and freezing their sources by seizing their phone records.

            You powers of reasoning have overwhelmed me.

            Meanwhile, here are some quotes from MSM journalists who know what they're facing.

            Now run on back to your moral vacuum.

            A slower bleed-out is not a sustainable value.

            by MrJayTee on Fri May 24, 2013 at 11:00:09 AM PDT

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            •  You're the one talking about "police state" (0+ / 0-)

              and you complain when I follow your point to its logical conclusion. Bravo.

              East Germany was a police state.  The United States is not, was not, and won't be.  I'm glad you recognize the difference, but your rhetoric should reflect that.

              Now, I've read what the journalists think will happen if we put the slightest regulation on dangerous leaks.  They've been saying the same thing for ten years.  I've read what the NRA thinks will happen if we put the slightest regulations on dangerous guns. They've been saying the same thing for twenty years. Funny how they say exactly the same things, and they're both just as ludicrously wrong as each other.  

              Conservatives need to realize that their Silent Moral Majority is neither silent, nor moral, nor a majority.

              by nominalize on Fri May 24, 2013 at 01:44:13 PM PDT

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