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June 26, 2006

BUSH CRITICIZES THE NEW YORK TIMES for publishing classified material: Gateway Pundit has the roundup.

Meanwhile, Michael Barone asks: “Why does the Times print stories that put America more at risk of attack? They say that these surveillance programs are subject to abuse, but give no reason to believe that this concern is anything but theoretical.”

Tim Chapman is calling for a Congressional resolution condemning the Times. And Andrew McCarthy comments: “The Times prattles on about what it claims is a dearth of checks and balances, but what are the checks and balances on Bill Keller?”

UPDATE: Tom Maguire asks: “Tell me again whether there are any checks at all on this ‘power that has been given us.’ Where is the accountability at the Times – can We the People un-elect Bill Keller? . . . Or, if there is no accountability, is that really how we want to run our democracy? Don’t We the People have the right to decide that some national security secrets need to be kept secret? Or can any bureaucrat with an agenda overrule his elected superiors? Let me re-phrase that – can any bureaucrat with an agenda with which the Times is comfortable overrule his elected superiors on national security issues?”

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