Monday, June 26, 2006

Don't buy the NY Times

I quit buying the NY Times more than two years ago when it went off the deep edge leading up to the 2004 election.

I don't see a rational reason for anyone to buy the paper after it published yet another gratuitous leak of sensitive national security information that will make it more difficult to defeat al Qaeda. The Times' desire to harm President Bush politically always prevails over the health, safety and welfare of American citizens and I refuse to be a part of it.

The blogosphere is alive with commentary on this emerging scandal. The always reasonable Michael Barone weighs in, as does the National Review, and there's this extremely powerful e-mail from a leader of troops in Iraq.

President Bush also speaks out today.

Barone summed it up best:

Why do they hate us? 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. We have a press that is at war with an administration, while our country is at war against merciless enemies. The Times is acting like an adolescent kicking the shins of its parents, hoping to make them hurt while confident of remaining safe under their roof. But how safe will we remain when our protection depends on the Times?

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