I just want to add my wee little voice to the defense of the New York Times
against the furystorm the right-wing machine has unleashed against it. As usual, Glen Greenwald is a principled and reasoned voice on this matter
. Just a few things I’d like to highlight:
- The information allegedly “given away to terrorists” (like the existence of the SWIFT program) has been in the public domain already. Some of it was apparently even announced by the Bush administration itself, in its endless touting of how its keeping us safe.
- The LA Times and the Wall Street Journal published this story, too. And yet talking heads aren’t calling for their editors to be thrown in jail. Could it be because their editorial pages are more friendly to the current administration?
UPDATE: Sullivan weighs in
, and concludes that it's pretty obvious that this whole NYT thing is just Rove's propaganda theme of the week.