[lit-ideas] CBC News: Bush joins in condemning N.Y. Times

  • From: Ursula Stange <Ursula@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2006 00:45:46 -0400

*Free press, eh? Didn't the Founding Fathers say something about the importance of a free press? National efforts to uphold the Constitution? Where? *

Bush joins in condemning N.Y. Times

Last Updated Mon, 26 Jun 2006 12:17:56 EDT

CBC News <http://www.cbc.ca/news/credit.html>

U.S. President George W. Bush has joined the chairman of the House homeland security committee in denouncing the New York Times for publishing a story last week about a secret financial-monitoring program used to trace alleged terrorists.

"For people to leak that program and for a newspaper to publish it does great harm to the United States of America," Bush said.

Bush added that the disclosure of the program "makes it harder to win this war on terror."

The comments were slightly less accusatory than those Sunday from chairman Peter King, a Republican congressman from New York.

"We're at war, and for the Times to release information about secret operations and methods is treasonous," King told the Associated Press.

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