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Tuesday, April 05, 2005

MSM Bias: A Test Case

      Not that any sane person needs a test case, but let's watch how the media play the Sandy Berger story.

      Berger was caught stealing top-secret documents from the National Archives.  He claimed he did it accidentally.  Now, he admits he did it deliberately, and cut them to pieces with scissors afterwards.

      The documents were copies of a memo on terrorism, and the copies he destroyed probably had marginal notations by various Clinton administration officials on them.  The Democrats claimed the Republicans didn't pay enough attention to terrorism when they took office in 2001.

      So, how will the MSM handle this?  Will they go after Berger?  Will they note that the attacks on W.'s administration were unfair?  Will pigs fly?



  • The part I really got the giggles over when listening to NPR the other day was that Berger had "agreed to surrender his security clearance."

    Agreed to surrender?

    Get real.

    The real question is why it wasn't terminated when he left office. Real question No. 2: Why wasn't he and his luggage/brief case searched when he left an area that had classifed information in it. That's S.O.P.

    By Anonymous Leon Jester, at 7:11 PM  

  • So do I understand that his scissor action was non-inadvertant?

    By Blogger Ralph, at 5:40 PM  

  • Leon:

          Everything I've read about U.S. security practice says that clearances tend to stay active unless someone takes positive action to terminate them.

          As for searches, fuggedaboudit!  USAmericans just won't put up with that.

          Of course, the archives should have copied the memos Berger wanted, made him sign a receipt for them, then made him turn them in before he left the Archives.  The sloppiness they demonstrated is also typical of U.S. security procedure.

    By Blogger Stephen M. St. Onge, at 10:41 PM  

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