July 6, 2006

I called the NY Daily News columnist, ALLISON GENDAR, who was one of the journalists that broke this story today:

The FBI has uncovered what officials consider a serious plot by jihadists to bomb the Holland Tunnel in hopes of causing a torrent of water to deluge lower Manhattan, the Daily News has learned.
The News has learned that at the request of U.S. officials, authorities in Beirut arrested one of the alleged conspirators, identified as Amir Andalousli, in recent months. Agents were scrambling yesterday to try to nab other suspects, sources said. They didn't indicate how many people were the target of the international dragnet but said they were scattered all over the world. "This is an ongoing operation," one source said.

I knew it was going to be a hectic day in the newsroom, but I asked her if she thought that the Daily News would be attacked like the NY Times was since this is still an ongoing investigation and her paper printed the story anyway. She quickly said she had to go, but said I could call back. Where is the outrage from the administration and the right wing bloggers over The Daily News possibly compromising an ongoing investigation? I don't wish to cause the NY Daily News problems, but you can see where I'm headed here. It sure looks like the government leaked this story to The Daily News to make itself look good. Crawfordslist feels the same way. The NY Times was set up by the administration and is still being attacked over idiotic stories. This NY Daily News Story is more proof of that. I'll have more after I contact The Daily News again.

Liberal Catnip looks at the reaction by the right wing bloggers which is amazingly silent on this point.

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