June 27, 2006

Terrorists at the Grey Lady?

New York Times Building
Glenn Greenwald at Unclaimed Territory has a piece that should be required reading on the furor over the New York Times' recent story about the Bush Administration's secret monitoring of financial transactions.

In his usual thorough fashion, Glenn systematically destroys the arguments of those who claim that the "War on Terror" has been undermined by the Times, and proves that, in fact, the paper has reported on nothing that Bush & Co. have not themselves trumpeted in the past. In so doing, he shows these critics for what they really are: proponents of a belief that the interests of the Bush White House and the interests of the country are synonymous; people who fundamentally misunderstand the role of the press in American society.


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