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Saturday, July 01, 2006

Moon Bat(s) of The Week Award!

Bill Keller (Editor, NY Times), Richard Clark and Roger Cressey (Counterterrorism officials on the National Security Council under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush)
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This week's Moonbat's somehow justify the NY Times decision by Bill Keller to place a classified program tracking financial transactions of terrorists and their groups.
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Bill Keller, NY Times Editor, puts up his defense like this:
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Some of the incoming mail quotes the angry words of conservative bloggers and TV or radio pundits who say that drawing attention to the government's anti-terror measures is unpatriotic and dangerous. (I could ask, if that's the case, why they are drawing so much attention to the story themselves by yelling about it on the airwaves and the Internet.)
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Mr. Keller believes his decision was based in the "public's best interest" while recent public opinion polls show over 70% believe this is treasonous or near treason and should be prosecuted.
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Mr. Clark and Cressey write in the NY Times:
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In the end, all the administration denunciations do is give the press accounts an even higher profile. If administration officials were truly concerned that terrorists might learn something from these reports, they would be wise not to give them further attention by repeatedly fulminating about them.
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So all three "Moonbats" claim it's the Bush administration and not the NY Times who is at fault and it's time to protect the irresponsibility of Bill Keller and the NY Times.
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OpinionJournal aptly writes:
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The obvious point here is that we don't remember anyone in the pages of the Times calling for the prosecution of Joe Wilson, David Corn, Josh Marshall, Paul Krugman or any of the other Angry Left loudmouths who drew so much attention to Valerie Plame's CIA employment by yelling and fulminating about her "outing." The less obvious point is even more amusing. Keller and the two RCs [Clark and Cressy] are suggesting that it's not the New York Times but TV pundits, bloggers and administration officials who are, in Keller's words, "drawing so much attention to the story." If this argument isn't totally disingenuous--granted, that's an "if" the size of Texas and Oklahoma combined--then the implication is that hardly anyone pays attention to the Times.

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