UPDATE, 10/12/11 -- We still have many of these same types of "Lame Stream Media" people doing
the same sorts of treasonous things, winning prizes, and getting paid for doing so!
April 22, 2006 -- Three journalists won Pulitzer Prizes this year for what is considered by many to have been treasonous, subversive, and certainly criminal activity.
New York Times reporters James Risen and Eric Lichtblau won a share of the national reporting prize for 'exposing' the use of warrantless domestic (sic) [Since when is listening in on suspected Al Qaeda contacts "domestic" spying?] wiretaps by the National Security Agency. Dana Priest of the Washington Post was awarded the prize in beat reporting for stories (unproven) of the CIA's operation of clandestine foreign prisons where terrorists are allegedly held, and allegedly tortured.
These people (and quite a few others) have given "aid and comfort to the enemy in time of war" and have undermined our war efforts against the Jihadists who are engaged in an ongoing effort to destroy the USA. Their publication of national security secret information will encourage our enemies, and has and will increase the casualties among our brave military forces (volunteers all) who defend our nation! (Their activities, far from meriting an honor, are still called TREASON by right thinking people).
(By the way, just today, news reports indicate that a certain high level CIA official has been fired, and is under investigation for some of this "leakage" to reporters of highly classified information, which they then published.)
Former Republican Cabinet secretary William J. Bennett, now a television and radio commentator, on his talk show recently argued that Priest, Risen and Lichtblau were only "worthy of jail." AND I SAY BENNETT HAS IT RIGHT!
Bennett reports that the three "took classified information, secret information, published it in their newspapers, against the wishes of the president, against the request of the president and others that they not release it. They not only released it, they publicized it — they put it on the front page, and it damaged us, it hurt us…. As a result, are they punished, are they in shame, are they embarrassed, are they arrested? No! — they win Pulitzer Prizes. I don't think what they did was worthy of an award. I think what they did was worthy of jail…. These people who reveal our secrets, who hurt our war effort, who hurt the efforts of our CIA, who hurt efforts of the president's people — they shouldn't be given awards for this; they should be looked into [through] the Espionage Act."
Bennett's call for Priest, Risen and Lichtblau to be arrested under the Espionage Act is similar to a call made earlier in Rupert Murdoch's 'Weekly Standard' by one of its contributing writers, Scott Johnson, a Minnesota attorney who is one of the principals on the influential Powerline blog.
Recently, he used that venue to renew his criticism: "James Risen and Eric Lichtblau won the Pulitzer Prize today for their treasonous contribution to the undermining of the highly classified National Security Agency surveillance program of al Qaeda-related terrorists. As I argued in a column for the Standard, the Risen/Lichtblau reportage clearly violated relevant provisions of the Espionage Act — a particularly serious crime insofar as it lends assistance to the enemy in a time of war."
Johnson's indictment didn't stop there. "What about the Pulitzer Prize committee?" he asked. "When Walter Duranty won a Pulitzer Prize for the [New York] Times in connection with his mendacious coverage of Stalin's Soviet Union, he performed valuable public relations work for a mass murderer. He nevertheless did no direct harm to the United States. Today's Pulitzer Prize award to the Times brings a new shame to the Pulitzer Prize committee."
And there you have it, folks! Both Johnson and Bennett got it right about the three "reporters?" and about the Pulitzer Prize Committee. People who commit these clear acts of subversion in a time of war should be prosecuted under the appropriate legal sanctions, and exposed as the criminals they are. These people and their supporters (who are numerous) are clearly all members of two evil Clubs: the "Hate America Club" and the "Blame America for Everything Bad In the World Club," and they should be ignored, boycotted, and shunned like the plague by all clear thinking American patriots.
The aim of our enemies is to take over the world in the name of Mohammed and "Allah." And their "Allah" is NOT the same as our God. Their "god" has no Son, and no Redeemer (they are quite adamant about this, to the point of sarcasm.) The "allah" of the Muslim is NOT THE SAME as the "Allah" of the Christian Arab, nor is he the same as the Creator God of all Christian believers, of whatever cultural, ethnic, or language background. (April 22, 2003, Garland, TX).