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Time Magazine To Release Name Of Leaker To Gov.  
User currently offlineRJpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1311 times:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4639333.stm

The US news magazine Time has agreed to hand over notes made by one of its reporters to an investigation into the unmasking of a covert CIA agent.

I'm particularly upset about this. The government threatened to pursue other action against AOL (the same company as Time) if Time did not cooperate. Judith Miller of the NY Times still might be going to jail. It will be interesting to finally find out who leaked the name.

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User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7410 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1299 times:
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Quoting RJpieces (Thread starter):
I'm particularly upset about this. The government threatened to pursue other action against AOL (the same company as Time) if Time did not cooperate. Judith Miller of the NY Times still might be going to jail. It will be interesting to finally find out who leaked the name.

Gee, now who do you suppose could be behind this? One guess.



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User currently offlineAlberchico From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 2921 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1283 times:

Exposing a CIA's agents cover is a crime. Even if a goverment official leaked it, it is still the reporter's fault for using that sensitive info in an article


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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29799 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1282 times:

Time is in a tough spot here.

There is the will to stand up to the feds, but they where taken to court and did loose the suit.

Frankly, it wouldn't surprise me to find out the husband was the snitch.



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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21630 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1273 times:

Quoting Alberchico (Reply 2):
Even if a goverment official leaked it, it is still the reporter's fault for using that sensitive info in an article

Just so I understand correctly, are you saying that reporters shouldn't use sensitive information whe writing articles? Because that would be very detrimental to the profession of journalism.

-Mir



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User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7410 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1268 times:
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The Democrats are going to use this as an attempt to impeach Bush. Mark my words. I don't believe for a second that Time is actually against this, they're in cohoots with these people


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User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13113 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1260 times:

I find it beyond obscene for Time Warner to disclose this information. They should totally support the reporter and if necessary, sneak him out of the USA to someplace that he cannot be touched and should instead fire Robert Novak from CNN which Time Warner owns. Novak is the real jerk here, but he is also under the rules of grand juries and thus not allowed to even say he gave grand jury testimony or his answers in the investigation. If Time Warner does give in then the reporter in question should resign immediatly and then sue Time-Warner. To me the lawyers at Time Warner are scared of pissing off the Bush administration and losing the opportunity for favorable laws, hiding behind the concept that with the denial of certiori by the US Supreme Court, then then road is ended and they have to obey a court order. So far the NY Times isn't giving in, have hired some of the best 1st Amendment/press freedom attorneys and have direct history as to freedom of the press in the 'Pentagon Papers' case - about classified documents severly critical of the Vietnam War -which they won at the US Supreme Court back in the early 1970's.

User currently offlineAlberchico From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 2921 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1246 times:

Quoting Mir (Reply 4):
Just so I understand correctly, are you saying that reporters shouldn't use sensitive information whe writing articles? Because that would be very detrimental to the profession of journalism.

Using info on an active CIA agent is wrong. It puts people's lives in danger.



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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21630 posts, RR: 55
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1240 times:

Quoting Alberchico (Reply 7):
Using info on an active CIA agent is wrong. It puts people's lives in danger.

Absolutely. But then it's Novak who you should be angry with (he was the one who first published the name). As I understand it, these reporters had nothing to do with that - they were investigating who leaked the information to Novak.

I'm worried that this sets a dangerous precedent. People speak anonymously to reports for a very good reason. If one forces the reporters to reveal their sources, the entire journalism industry will suffer a severe blow, because nobody will reveal sensitive information anymore. Would Deep Throat have spoken out if Woodward and Bernstein could have been forced to reveal his name? Highly unlikely. The media plays a big role in keeping the government in check by letting the people know what is going on in Washington. If their ability to do that is compromised, so is our democracy.

-Mir



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User currently offlineRJpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1220 times:

Even if a goverment official leaked it, it is still the reporter's fault for using that sensitive info in an article

From my understanding, it is legal for reporters (and anyone else) to use the information that is leaked to them while of course the leak itself is illegal. I've also heard that Congress considered passing a law making reporters liable for using classified information, but that the media went ape shit because hundreds of journalists, and hundreds of other people who work in DC, would be breaking the law and could be prosecuted.


User currently offlineB744F From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1207 times:

Quoting Jetjack74 (Reply 5):
The Democrats are going to use this as an attempt to impeach Bush. Mark my words. I don't believe for a second that Time is actually against this, they're in cohoots with these people

Nice baseless conspiracy theory


User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 5999 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1197 times:

Quoting Jetjack74 (Reply 5):
The Democrats are going to use this as an attempt to impeach Bush. Mark my words. I don't believe for a second that Time is actually against this, they're in cohoots with these people

Most US Democrats I know wants Novak in jail for this one. Bush can be hung up on other charges  Smile (but hey, as long as the RepubliChristian party runs congress & senate, you're never going to see that).


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