William Bennett, the former Reagan administration official
and conservative radio host, said the "cumulative impact" of both Times stories,
and The Post's disclosure of secret CIA prisons overseas, had brought the
situation to a "critical mass." Conservatives, he said, now wonder: "Gosh, is
there a secret operation we're running that won't be disclosed by the press?"
Bennett favors prosecuting journalists in national security cases, but
believes that bringing espionage charges is not the best approach. He favors a
"If you go to these reporters and ask who their
sources were, then they're in a Judy Miller situation," Bennett said, referring
to the former Times reporter who spent 85 days behind bars for refusing to
testify in the Valerie Plame leak investigation. "If they don't tell you, they
go to jail. Some of us have been saying for a long time that the press is not
above the law. Sooner or later you have to prove that."
Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Time to stand up for your ideals, here is your orange jump suit.
Reading the responses from the Times, both New York and LA, they keep insisting that the press is not above the law. I love the quote from William Bennett;