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"He would be rolling over in his grave to think that the FBI was going to go crawling through his papers willy-nilly," said the son of the legendary investigative journalist.
Anderson built a 50-year career largely on government leaks, and many of his secrets may have died with him.
"It is both ironic and somehow fitting that Jack Anderson should again be at the center of a controversy like this," Aftergood told The Washington Post. "What the FBI couldn't do during his lifetime, they're now seeking to do after his death, and I think many Americans will find that offensive."
Does publishing classified information amount to civil disobedience? Who will be left to protect the public interest if the press is muzzled?
Of Leaks and Lockdowns
Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA) chairs a Judiciary Cmte. hearing on “Examining DOJ’s Investigation of Journalists Who Publish Classified Information.” Matthew Friedrich, chief of staff of the DOJ Criminal Division; Rodney Smolla, dean and professor, University of Richmond School of Law; and others testify.
6/6/2006: WASHINGTON, DC: 2 hr. 30 min.
Senate Hearing on Classified Information Leaks
Originally posted by Astronomer70
Good move FBI. Screen that stuff to be sure their are no damaging disclosures sitting around in his papers. Jack Anderson published many articles dealing with things that he had absolutely no business talking about. Some of his disclosures cost this country dearly, far more than has ever been revealed.
[edit on 7-6-2006 by Astronomer70]