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Groups to Protest Treasonous Reporting by New York Times at Washington, D.C. Bureau on Monday
6/30/2006 10:15:00 AM
To: Assignment Desk, Daybook Editor
Contact: Kristinn Taylor of the D.C. Chapter of Free Republic.com, 202-309-1589 or email@example.com
WHAT: Groups to Protest Treasonous Reporting by New York Times at Washington, D.C. Bureau on Monday
WHEN: Monday, July 3 at 12 p.m.
WHERE: 1627 I Street NW, Washington, D.C.
The D.C. Chapter of FreeRepublic.com, an independent grassroots conservative organization, and Accuracy in Media (AIM) will hold a demonstration at noon, Monday, July 3, at the Washington, D.C., bureau of The New York Times, 1627 I St., NW, to call for the prosecution of New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., Executive Editor Bill Keller and reporters James Risen and Eric Lichtblau for giving aid and comfort to al Qaeda by publishing stories exposing national security intelligence programs.
Despite pleadings from the federal government and Democrat and Republican members of the 9/11 Commission, The Times recently published a report detailing lawful surveillance of international banking transactions that was employed to prevent terror attacks.
This report followed The Times' publication last year exposing the federal governments NSA surveillance of international based phone and electronic communications aimed at preventing terror attacks. Incredibly, The Times was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for that story.
When confronted at the April 2006 annual Times meeting by AIM editor Cliff Kincaid about the NSA story, Sulzberger said that he and his editors "made the decision that, in the battles between civil liberties on the one hand and national security on the other, civil liberties won."
To which Kincaid responded, "Whose civil liberties are you talking about? Certainly not the civil liberties of those Americans who are possible victims of a terrorist attack carried out by the terrorists who are under surveillance. So whose civil liberties are you protecting in this case by going public and alerting our enemies as to what we're doing?"
Kristinn Taylor, co-leader of the D.C. Chapter of FreeRepublic.com said of The Times, "As a military family member, I find it appalling that The New York Times would place the lives of soldiers in the field and civilians at home in danger by giving our national security secrets to al Qaeda. Suzlberger, Keller, Risen and Lichtblau are nothing more than ink stained enemy combatants who should be prosecuted for treason."
On the Web: http://www.FreeRepublic.com and http://www.aim.org
If I were anywhere near there I'd go. I hope it's a huge success...
Moral support bump! Wish I could be there!
THis just kills me...
"between civil liberties on the one hand and national security on the other, civil liberties won."
Even a fourth grader can tell you that if you don't have any national security, you won't have any civil liberties. What a lamea$$ propoganda attempt. The NYT can't speak about this matter without using cliches like 'civil liberties' and 'public interest.'
I am working on organizing some slams of the companies who advertise with them. I'm just one person, though. I do what I can.
This one I am sincerely going to try to attend.
The NYT editors originally said said they had to go public because it's the public's right to know about such a secret program. They have since changed that excuse to the fact that there is no harm in their reporting on this program because everyone knew about it anyway. So which one is it?
Civil rights groups certainly didn't know about it. But they do now and are threatening to sue the financial institutions involved in the EU.
Co-Chairman of the 9/11 Commission Kean said that very few people even in the banking world know about SWIFT and how it works, and almost no one would have had any idea that the US was able to get access to this data.
Kean further said that: "The terrorists didn't know the financial transactions went through this one group. Treasury told me, this was a method of financial tracking that people didn't understand, that nobody knew this was how things were done. Top-notch people in the US didn't even know
Bump for Kristin and the DC Freepers!
Will try to make it Monday.
If we were going to be in town we'd be there.
What's the word on investigation into who leaked??
MM is saying on her site that there is a protest on the 10th at 5 p.m. (?)
I will be there in spirit.
Do you guys usually get permits? I know you do for the Walter Reed Freeps but are you getting one here? I would assume you are getting a permit since I'm sure the NYT, while always championing their 1st ammendment rights will no doubt try to crush yours.
Do the DUmmies ever come out and counter-protest? I'm sure if their parents let them use the car they'd show up as long as it's not a school night.
Call the local VFV's and a fire department or two - I'm sure they'll send over some back-ups.
Good grief how I WISH I could go! I will be there in spirit!
Ping for the after report!
"All The News That Aids America's Enemies"
What about the WSJ bureau? And the Post?
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