Carol Platt Liebau: A Convenient Omission

Sunday, July 09, 2006

A Convenient Omission

Sweetness and Light points out that, somehow, The New York Times conveniently omitted part of the much-ballyhooed Hoekstra letter -- the part where Hoekstra notes that there are people at the CIA working to undermine the Administration.

All the news that's fit to print? Or all the news that's print(ed) to fit?

3 Comments:

Blogger dodger said...

There is a principle of law. I cannot use information that I obtained illegally. I can, however, use information that I obtained legally. It is not illegal for me to use information that was, itself, obtained illegally.

For example if I break into a business and steal documents I can't use them. If, however, someone else breaks into the business, steals the documents, and delivers them to me, I can use them.

Is this what the NY Times hangs its hat on?

Or does another premise of law kick in, namely possession of stolen goods, knowingly, is itself a crime.

I guess what I'm saying is that the NY Times can use the stolen information and that's not illegal, however, being in possession of stolen goods is a crime.

Or am I kaka?

4:41 PM  
Blogger Duke-Stir said...

Ahhhh yes, "Sweetness and Light." Gotta love the name. It ranks right up there with Patriot Act and Compassionate Conservatism in its oxymoronic deceptiveness.

Hey, has everyone met my rabid, fetid warthog, Sweetness?

9:26 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

Sweetness and Light is an excellent blog - ferociously thorough.

10:44 AM  

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