July 9, 2005

ALL THE NEWS THAT'S FIT TO OBTAIN LEGALLY:

Newspaper Withholding Two Articles After Jailing (ROBERT D. McFADDEN, July 9, 2005, NY Times)

The editor of The Cleveland Plain Dealer said last night that the newspaper, acting on the advice of its lawyers, was withholding publication of two major investigative articles because they were based on illegally leaked documents and could lead to penalties against the paper and the jailing of reporters.

Given that these are the folks who once ran a headline that read, "Crime Goes Down Despite Increase in Prison Population," you can imagine their bewilderment that when you punish Judith Miller other reporters are deterred from participating in crimes.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 9, 2005 5:23 PM
Comments

Its not like the PD is really a newspaper.

Posted by: Robert Schwartz at July 9, 2005 10:39 PM

yes, indeed. best leave the crime-committing to the professionals at BushCo and keep ordinary people out of it.

Posted by: lonbud at July 10, 2005 1:54 AM

How tiresome you are ionbud. Please get some new material.

BTW - You have an interesting 'nom de blog.' Are you a physicist in training or a friend of atomic energy?

Posted by: erp at July 10, 2005 10:59 AM

Erp: Using Word, I determinied that the name is really Lonbud.

Posted by: Robert Schwartz at July 10, 2005 2:09 PM

I stand corrected. You are absolutely right. I just copied it into a Word file and enlarged it.

I gave the writer a bit more credit for being clever than his posts merited.

For a long time there were no trolls, then several appeared. Moon cycles, sun spots? Why now?

Posted by: erp at July 10, 2005 6:39 PM

Perhaps they are encouraged by all the people calling OJ a leftist.

Posted by: ratbert at July 10, 2005 11:23 PM

Oh, sure, blame the Jew.

Posted by: David Cohen at July 11, 2005 7:13 PM
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