Originally posted by JoshNorton
Originally posted by TheMindWarIndeed. As JFK called for more secrecy by the press, he would have been appalled by things like WikiLeaks.
Never has this speech been more relevant than it is today
Indeed and I hope this is not seen as an atempt at thread de-railment but I ran across this article just a few minutes ago and thought it relevant to this thread. It states:
Despite that outcome, the Drake case will have broad implications for the relationship between the government and the press. And it did not settle the broader question that overshadowed the proceedings: Are employees of sensitive agencies like the NSA, the CIA and the FBI who leak information to the news media patriotic whistleblowers who expose government abuses—or lawbreakers who should be punished for endangering national security? The question is becoming only more complicated in an age marked by unprecedented flows of information and the threat of terrorism.Smithsonian.com - Leaks and the Law: The Story of Thomas Drake