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  •  The Rosen case was in 2009 (0+ / 0-)

    and that slowed down exactly, nobody.  

    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 10:39:44 AM PDT

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    •  If we only find out now, (0+ / 0-)

      how can it have had its chilling effect already?

      And how the fuck can we be sure that secrets didn't get published that would have been?

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      by Code Monkey on Fri May 24, 2013 at 11:25:08 AM PDT

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      •  the affidavit was unsealed in 2011 (0+ / 0-)

        and journalists have been talking about "chilling effects" for decades.  Always about "it could happen."  Yeah, and universal background checks "could lead" to a tyrannical gun grab.  

        Leaks will still happen if there's something big to leak (like, say, the Pentagon Papers).  Ordinary intel on North Korean nuclear tests is not the same thing, and isn't worth breaking the law for.  If journalists don't work as much getting leaks, then a) policy wonks in DC won't have as much to read, boo hoo, and b) they'll have to use other methods of investigative journalism.  It's not like there was no such thing as journalism before leaks.  

        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 01:48:20 PM PDT

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