Bush Declares War on Terrorist “Freedom of Press” in America

Continuing his war against the terrorist threat known as the Constitution of the United States, George W. Bush has seen it fit to fight the freedom of the press, not by cracking down on leaks, but by using pre-World War I laws to make it illegal for reporters to do so much as receive information that might possibly constitute a leak.

From the Washington Post

“There’s a tone of gleeful relish in the way they talk about dragging reporters before grand juries, their appetite for withholding information, and the hints that reporters who look too hard into the public’s business risk being branded traitors,” said New York Times Executive Editor Bill Keller, in a statement responding to questions from The Washington Post. “I don’t know how far action will follow rhetoric, but some days it sounds like the administration is declaring war at home on the values it professes to be promoting abroad.”

Crooks and Liars has a video of a CNN report on the matter.

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