Thursday, June 13, 2013
No. I never got caught, on either end. But then again, I did very little cheating.
That brings us to today. New York Representative Peter King wants reporters prosecuted for publishing or broadcasting classified information.
Mr. King should do a little reading, and I strongly suggest the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.
I've read of many cases where reporters declined to go with classified information due to national security concerns. They didn't want to say or do anything that would place U.S. troops and citizens in jeopardy.
As I've noted here before, a free press is vital for a functioning democracy. Representative King apparently has problems with that.
Perhaps Representative King should focus his efforts on having the government doing a better job of keeping secrets, or having fewer secrets in general.
AT 12:00 AM