Tuesday, November 28, 2006

US - New York Times forced to turn over phone records

by the Supreme Court.

The one-sentence order came in a First Amendment battle that involves stories written in 2001 by Times reporters Judith Miller and Philip Shenon. The stories revealed the government's plans to freeze the assets of two Islamic charities, the Holy Land Foundation and the Global Relief Foundation.

Actually, the reporters tipped off the two charities that were the target of the terrorist funding investigation.

The Tribune leaves out some important facts in their reporting. Namely, that the two charities were shut down for funding Muslim terrorism.

Then there's this:

Like the CIA leak investigation into who in the Bush administration revealed the identity of Valerie Plame, the current Justice Department probe is being conducted by Patrick Fitzgerald, who is prosecuting Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff in the Plame case.

The Tribune knows full well that Richard Armitage of the State Department and not Bush's administration, has confessed to leaking Plame's name.

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