Monday, September 11, 2006

All of the news that isn't fit to print

New York Magazine has an article recounting how President Bush personally asked the NYT's publisher Arthur Sulzberger and executive editor Bill Keller to not publish their exposé on the NSA's wiretapping program. While Bush may have appealed to their patriotism and even put the verbal squeeze on them, he didn't suppress their 1st Amendment rights or have them threatened, followed, or otherwise intimidated by hired muscle. (Take note, Bill & Hillary.)

One has to wonder how "Pinch" and Keller would've reacted if another G.W. had come to them with a similar request 230 years ago...


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