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Sunday, March 05, 2006

WaPo to White House: "This Town Ain't Big Enough For the Both of Us!"

Check out the ego on this guy:

Leonard Downie Jr., executive editor of The Post, said there has long been a "natural and healthy tension between government and the media" on national security issues, but that he is "concerned" about comments by [CIA Dir Porter] Goss and others that appear to reflect a more aggressive stance by the government. Downie noted that The Post had at times honored government requests not to report particularly sensitive information, such as the location of CIA prisons in Eastern Europe.

"We do not want to inadvertently threaten human life or legitimately harm national security in our reporting," he said. "But it's important . . . in our constitutional system that these final decisions be made by newspaper editors and not the government."

[elipses original, emphasis mine]

The Constitution of the United States of America gives newspaper editors final say over national security policy? WHERE?! SHOW ME WHERE IT SAYS THAT! Where in the Constitution does it say that "in order to maintain a natural and healthy tension" the decision to release clasified information in a time of war is the purview of editors rather than the duly elected representatives of the people?

Leonard can't point to that clause because he just made it up. It doesn't exist.

The arrogance of this turkey is astounding.

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