posted on Jun, 2 2006 @ 06:36 AM
For the Straussian right, the proper role of the media is to be cheerleaders for the state. Think Fox news... the purpose of the media, in their eyes,
is to get the people behind the leaders and disseminate propaganda. As long as the "right people" are in charge that is...
When the media starts exposing facts the leadership would rather the population not be aware of, like the NSA domestic spying, Abu Ghraib, etc., in
their view the media is being treasonous and "anti-American".
Are there any documents that should be categorized as "Classified"?
Sure, specific operational plans, capabilities and limitations of weapons systems, the identity of covert sources, all these things legitimately need
to be kept secret. Unfortunately more often we see secrecy used to cover up things that might be politically damaging or embarassing to the
leadership: IE NSA domestic spying, Abu Ghraib, dragging off Afghan dirt farmers mistaken as terrorists to secret CIA dungeons, etc...
[edit on 6/2/06 by xmotex]