Saturday, December 17, 2005

More On the Times' B.S.

The New York Times forgot to mention this in explaining why it is only just now reporting that Bush has authorized illegal wiretaps on Americans when it had the information a year ago:

The paper offered no explanation to its readers about what had changed in the past year to warrant publication. It also did not disclose that the information is included in a forthcoming book, "State of War: The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration," written by James Risen, the lead reporter on yesterday's story. The book will be published in mid-January, according to its publisher, Simon & Schuster.

In other words, it is only because the reporter was about to publish his report in a book that the Times suddenly decided it was OK to report what it knew.

What cowardly slugs the editors at the Times have become.


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