Tuesday, June 27, 2006

House May Pass Resolution Condemning NY Times

A House resolution is due to be introduced on Wednesday which would "condemn the leak and publication of classified documents" by The New York Times.

This is a good move, but what I'd really like to see is a House hearing in which the editors and reporters of the New York Times and Los Angeles Times are asked to testify as to who illegally provided them with the classified data they published.

Wednesday Update: As Hugh Hewitt related on his show today, the House is not naming the New York or L.A. Times by name in its resolution.

Such obvious fear of the media is not comforting when our leaders in Congress are supposed to be protecting our country, during wartime, no less.

For more, check out Hugh's posts, above and here.


Blogger Ugly Naked Guy said...

I have heard it said that the administration probably won't do anything about the treason because the press holds all the power and can just make the President look bad. But I was wondering, isn't there some way that the American people can sue them or bring up charges against them?

4:21 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Hugh Hewitt was asked that question on his radio show this week and he said citizens as a group don't have legal standing to sue the press.

I think the House showed today just how cowed they are by the media, they passed the resolution but refused to name the newspapers by name. It's rather disturbing that those most responsible for protecting our nation don't feel they can do as much as name the papers for fear of what the media will do in response.

6:39 PM  
Blogger Ugly Naked Guy said...

On Rusty Humphries' show tonight, the guest host suggested we boycott their major advertisers. Robin said we should pressure Starbucks to stop selling their paper.

10:45 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

I believe Michelle Malkin has posted a list of NYT advertisers.

Talking to both local and corporate Starbucks is a good idea too!
TTYS, Laura

11:13 PM  
Blogger Ugly Naked Guy said...

It is not so easy to protest Starbucks.

Robin suggested we just picket our local Starbucks, demanding they get that rag out of their store. I was all for it until we realized that we know the manager (goes to our church) and the employees know us, AND we hope our son can get a job there in 6 mos.

I guess we will have to go out of our way to some other location.

4:12 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Maybe you could take a different approach, and ask if the gentleman from your church is aware of what the NYT has done and see how he responds...

I hear Starbucks pays very well -- good luck on the job front!


4:16 PM  

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