This is a show of arrogance that surpasses even that Mission Accomplished photo-op. Of course, the 101st Keyboard Brigade “defends”:http://powerlineblog.com/archives/012571.php this blatant disregard for the Constitution.

The methane-laden hot air from Assrocket says this:

bq. The Times believes that it should be the arbiter of what will and will not help the terrorists and thus impair our national security. I don’t agree. Under the Plame precedent, this case is a no-brainer. The intelligence officials who leaked to the Times should be identified, criminally prosecuted, and sent to prison. Under the Pentagon Papers case, the reporters and editors at the Times who published the leaked story can’t be criminally prosecuted. Perhaps the Supreme Court should revisit that precedent when the opportunity arises.

To Mr. Hinderaker: Reading the fucking First Amendment dumbass. Record a reading of it, stick it in your iPod, and put it on repeat. Maybe after a zillion years, you’ll get it.

Freedom of the press is not the same thing as covering your precious dictator’s ass. It’s holding this government accountable for its actions, starting with the free flow of information.

But maybe you don’t yet understand that the biggest threat to us isn’t a dirty bomb or smallpox. It’s how we react. If our government becomes like Stalinist Soviet Union or Maoist China, then we are our own biggest enemy. If the government owns the media and blatantly disregards its own charter, then what good is our charter? What good are the protections of the Constitution?

If you want safety from the terrorists and an oppressive state, you don’t have to wait for it to happen in the U.S. You can go to China. Ironically, they are moving, slowly but surely, toward more freedom, but for a good while I’m sure you’ll get your oppressive state jollies. In the meantime, if you want the Supreme Court to revisit the Pentagon Papers case, go ahead and sue the intelligence officials that leaked this story to the press.


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  1. Hear, freakin’ hear!

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