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Sunday, October 22, 2006

Well-hidden "bombshell mea culpa" from New York Times' Byron Calame for publishing leaked "secret terrorist banking data surveillance program" info



Great reporting today on Michelle Malkin's blog about the traitorous Times' hiding its mea culpa well inside the paper. This atypical mea culpa is too long coming and doesn't cover all the national security leaks the Times has published this year, placing intel and military personnel at risk---not to mention Americans everywhere in the world.

It's easy to see why this hard-left liberal rag's circulation has been cut almost in half, their page size has been cut 5% and their advertising revenues have taken an enormous hit.

Here's part of Michelle's take on the belated, insufficient and well-hidden "mea culpa:"

"Un. Freaking. Believable. The NYTimes ombudsman, Byron Calame, buried a bombshell mea culpa in his column today--reversing his prior defense of the Times' blabbermouth report on a once-secret terrorist banking data surveillance program and now admitting the paper was wrong to publish it:


'Since the job of public editor requires me to probe and question the published work and wisdom of Times journalists, there’s a special responsibility for me to acknowledge my own flawed assessments.


My July 2 column strongly supported The Times’s decision to publish its June 23 article on a once-secret banking-data surveillance program. After pondering for several months, I have decided I was off base. There were reasons to publish the controversial article, but they were slightly outweighed by two factors to which I gave too little emphasis. While it’s a close call now, as it was then, I don’t think the article should have been published....'

NOW HE TELLS US?!..."

You will want to read the rest of it at Michelle's blog linked above.

(Malkin attributes above pix to Photoshop: Carl M.)

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