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genius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:53 PM
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The reporters who won't speak should be tried for treason
Without their help, Bush or Rove or whoever would not have been able to out a major CIA operative and operation, reportedly resulting in the deaths of 92 CIA agents.

We need to discuss how they are not going to jail for freedom of speech but rather for their part in treason.
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knowbody0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:54 PM
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1. i totally agree with you
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theboss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:54 PM
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2. Where did this 92 number come from?
I keep seeing it thrown around with no source aside from some blogger.
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genius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:56 PM
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3. I've seen it several times but haven't been able to track that down.
That's why I said "reportedly." If someone here has a source, please post it.
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welshTerrier2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:02 PM
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4. Miller is giving aid and comfort to enemies of our system of government
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 02:16 PM by welshTerrier2
here's an excerpt from my post in another thread: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Miller's arrogance, and the arrogance of the NY Times for standing on the wrong side of this issue, highlights what's wrong with the MSM today ... is it OK for a journalist to remain silent when the public remains at risk? if a credible terrorist said they were going to hijack a plane, should a journalist remain silent even if they promised confidentiality? we have a situation in the Plame affair where the press itself was utilized for the treasonous action of disclosing the identity of a CIA operative ... this is a crime potentially punishable by death ... does the press really want to make a case that it should not have an obligation to assist prosecutors in bringing to justice those who committed this treason against our country?

do we remain at risk that those who perpetrated this crime will repeat their actions further weakening our government? or has the press in its wisdom decided that the crime committed was not of any real significance? who the hell are they to decide?

press freedoms are critically important in a democracy when they seek to serve the public interest ... when they are used to allow government saboteurs to go free and hide behind them, press freedoms should be limited ... Miller's crimes are giving aid and comfort to the enemies of our system of government ... the damage her silence continues to do to our intelligence agencies should land her in Guantanamo; not in some country club setting for "bad girls" who have lost their way ... and her prison time should not be limited by the duration of Fitzgerald's investigation; she is protecting those who committed treason and should be kept in prison until she cooperates ...
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