Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Murdoch vs. the NYT: Scooped

the Sibel Edmonds case
For the second time in two weeks, the entire U.S. press has let itself be scooped by Rupert Murdoch's London Sunday Times on a dynamite story of criminal activities by corrupt U.S. officials promoting nuclear proliferation. But there is a worse journalistic sin than being scooped, and that is participating in a cover-up of information that demands urgent attention from the public, the U.S. Congress and the courts.

Those are the words of Daniel Ellsberg, the man who leaked to the press the Pentagon Papers, and who triggered a major shift in public support for the Vietnam war. His op-ed appears on Brad Freidman's vote-watchdog site, Brad's Blog.

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