Carol Platt Liebau: Anonymous Sources Work Both Ways

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Anonymous Sources Work Both Ways

The New York Times can't be too happy with this piece from today's LA Times. Based on two anonymous "sources" at the paper, it reports that The Times did actually believe that the national security implications of releasing the stories about the domestic surveillance were serious enough that they resisted calls from some of their own reporters to disseminate the story before last year's presidential election.

Doubtless now they believe that the dangers posed to America by its enemies have completely subsided . . .

Or else, given that one of their own reporters was about to release a book with the information in it, The Times -- pressed by pride and, perhaps, greed? -- decided to go ahead.

This story makes the NY Times look too impressive on ANY count.


Blogger stackja1945 said...

WWII saying: "Loose lips sink ships"

4:45 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home