Monday, December 19, 2005

NY TIMES Profiting from Iraqi War

The Times is more interested in the "public need to know" lol.................. I got a bridge to sell you.
How about marketing for a book deal, informing our enemies of gov't actions to catch them and save American lives and to blacken the Bush Administration?
You think not, I'm exagerrating? They why not call the Senators directly and give them the information in private...? not as much accolades, money or recognition? NO? but much better for the country on all accounts.

Senator Accuses Times of Endangering U.S.
A Republican senator on Saturday accused The New York Times of endangering American security to sell a book by waiting until the day of the terror-fighting Patriot Act reauthorization to report that the government has eavesdropped on people without court-approved warrants.

"At least two senators that I heard with my own ears cited this as a reason why they decided to vote to not allow a bipartisan majority to reauthorize the Patriot Act," said Republican Sen. John Cornyn
of Texas.

"Well, as it turns out the author of this article turned in a book three months ago and the paper, The New York Times, failed to reveal that the urgent story was tied to a book release and its sale by its author."

Times reporter James Risen, who wrote the story, has a book "State of WAR: The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration," coming out in the next few weeks, Cornyn said.

"I think it's a crying shame ... that we find that America's safety is endangered by the potential expiration of the Patriot Act in part because a newspaper has seen fit to release on the night before the vote on the floor on the reauthorization of the Patriot Act as part of a marketing campaign for selling a book," Cornyn said.

Bush on Saturday also attacked the disclosure. "As a result, our enemies have learned information they should not have," Bush said in his weekly radio address. "The unauthorized disclosure of this effort damages our national security and puts our citizens at risk."


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