FireDogLake: In our discussion of Eric Boehlert’s book Lapdogs over the weekend, I mentioned his notion that right-wing attacks on the press we
June 26, 2006

FireDogLake:

In our discussion of Eric Boehlert’s book Lapdogs over the weekend, I mentioned his notion that right-wing attacks on the press were largely incoherent because they didn’t really seem to understand what the press does or how it functions. Today the welfare queens of the NRO prove that point :

President Bush, who said on Monday morning that the exposure “does great harm to the United States of America,” must demand that the New York Times pay a price for its costly, arrogant defiance. The administration should withdraw the newspaper’s White House press credentials because this privilege has been so egregiously abused, and an aggressive investigation should be undertaken to identify and prosecute, at a minimum, the government officials who have leaked national-defense information...read on

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