The New York Times began leaking the Pentagon Papers - a 7,000-page report from the Government on internal planning and policy decisions regarding the Vietnam War within the U.S. government.
I use this today to highlight the idea that the NYTimes has been leaking classified information for decades, and no surprise, continues to do so today. Michelle, the Firecracker, has the most here. I can't even begin to imagine the harm they have done to our national security.
Behind closed doors, how much would you want our enemies to actually know?
And sidenote, what about the public? In our society of constant media, 24-hour CNN and Foxnews -of sensationalizing everything (obvious sensationalizing comes to mind: month-long Hurricane Katrina aftermath Watch, Abramoff scandall, most recent Cho/VaTech shootings)- when do we decide we've had enough of something?
We depend on the constant media stream to tell us who's on our side and who's not. The media is always against whatever bureaucracy they can be, but when do journalists and editors draw the line for what is really in the nation's best interest? I'm beginning to think they can't.