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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-16-06 05:12 PM
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Do the WSJ "crackpot right-wing" columnists believe in a free press?

Does America's Press Believe in Freedom of the Press?

Posted on Sunday, July 16, 2006. Originally from The Providence Journal, Tuesday, July 11, 2006. By John R. MacArthur.
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Last month, when the White House attacked The New York Times for revealing a secret Treasury Department surveillance program, it was tempting to conclude that the thieves were falling out among themselves. the Times, according to Bush and his congressional stooges, had placed Americans in grave danger by alerting terrorists that U.S. authorities were trying to track their international money transfers.

What ingratitude on the part of Bush toward his former partners in propaganda! After all, the collaborative scare stories transmitted from Dick Cheney's office and Times headquarters on Saddam Hussein's atomic-bomb project have arguably made the Bush presidency what it is today.

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But there are worse things than a pseudo-liberal newspaper's cooperating with malevolent power in Washington. For example, there is The Wall Street Journal's alarmingly mendacious suck-up response to the Bushwhacking of the Times.

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We know, of course, that the Journal's opinion page is crackpot right-wing, but even crackpots (especially crackpots like Col. Robert McCormick, of The Chicago Tribune) were once known as defenders of the First Amendment and the public's right to know about government secrets.

In their June 30 editorial Fit and Unfit to Print, the popinjays of Liberty Street ridiculed the Times for wrapping itself in the First Amendment. Well what else are they supposed to wrap themselves inThe Wall Street Journal?

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http://harpers.org/macarthur-does-americas-press-200607...
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Peanutcat Donating Member (492 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-16-06 05:17 PM
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1. Only for themselves . . . . .
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Rageneau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-16-06 06:30 PM
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2. The WSJ editors are all treasonaous, cowardly, America-haters!
See, the Freepers taught me that it is okay to call anyone you disagree with a "traitor."

I disagree with the editorial writers of the WSJ. Ergo, the WSJ editors are ipso facto traitors. Case closed.

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