I agree with the editors of the National Review — The White house should revoke the New York Times’ White House press credentials because of the Times’ bad habit of revealing secret National Security programs. And they should search out and prosecute the disgruntled leftists in the government who seek to undermine the President and the war on terror by leaking this secret information.
This is from the article:
“New York Times executive editor Bill Keller concluded that “the administration’s extraordinary access to this vast repository of international financial data, however carefully targeted use of it may be, is a matter of public interest.”
It is a matter of interest mainly to al Qaeda. The terrorists will now adapt. They will find new ways of transferring funds, and precious lines of intelligence will be lost. Murderers will get the resources they need to carry out their grisly business. As for the real public interest, it lies primarily in safety — and what the Times has ensured is that the public today is less safe.”
I like what White House Press Secretary Tony Snow said about it:
“The NEW YORK TIMES and other news organizations ought to think long and hard about whether a public’s right to know in some cases might override somebody’s right to live.”
We should be thankful that the folks currently running the New York Times were not in charge during World War II. They probably would have revealed exactly when and how our troops were going to hit the beaches on D-Day. And then defended their actions by saying, “The public has a right to know!”