Did The NY Times Tip Off Terrorists?

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    If this is ever proven in Court, the NY Times is in big trouble.

    The liberal media has been undermining the War on Terror since it started, but this is treason.

    http://michellemalkin.com/archives/005456.htm

    THE TERRORIST-TIPPING TIMES
    By Michelle Malkin ยท June 28, 2006 12:12 PM
    My syndicated column today (now on Yahoo! News) offers a reminder that the blabbermouths at the New York Times have been implicated in terror tip-offs about our financial investigations before:

    I remind you of the case of the Treason Times, the Holy Land Foundation, and the Global Relief Foundation. As the New York Post reported last September, the Justice Department charged that "a veteran New York Times foreign correspondent warned an alleged terror-funding Islamic charity that the FBI was about to raid its office -- potentially endangering the lives of federal agents." Times reporter Philip Shenon was accused of blowing the cover on a Dec. 14, 2001, raid of the Global Relief Foundation.

    "It has been conclusively established that Global Relief Foundation learned of the search from reporter Philip Shenon of The New York Times," U.S. attorney Patrick Fitzgerald wrote in an Aug. 7, 2002, letter to the Times' legal department.

    Shenon's phone tip to the Muslim charity (which occurred one day before the FBI searched the foundation's offices), Fitzgerald said, "seriously compromised the integrity of the investigation and potentially endangered the safety of federal law-enforcement personnel." The Global Relief Foundation (GRF) wasn't some beneficent neighborhood charity sending shoes and Muslim Barbie dolls to poor kids overseas. It was designated a terror-financing organization in October 2002 by the Treasury Department, which reported that GRF "has connections to, has provided support for, and has provided assistance to Usama Bin Ladin, the al Qaida Network, and other known terrorist groups."

    The Muslim charity had "received funding from individuals associated with al Qaida. GRF officials have had extensive contacts with a close associate of Usama Bin Ladin, who has been convicted in a U.S. court for his role in the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania." Moreover, the Treasury Department said, "GRF members have dealt with officials of the Taliban, while the Taliban was subject to international sanctions."

    Shenon's then-colleague, Judith Miller, had placed a similar call to another Muslim terrorist-front financier, the Holy Land Foundation, a few weeks before Shenon's call to the GRF. She was supposedly asking for "comment" on an impending freeze of their assets. According to Fitzgerald in court papers, Miller allegedly also warned them that "government action was imminent." The FBI raided the Holy Land Foundation's offices the day after Miller's article was published in the Times.

    The Times' reporters -- surprise, surprise -- refuse to cooperate with investigators trying to identify the leakers. The government is appealing a ruling protecting the loose-lipped reporters' phone records.

    Which side are they on? Actions speak louder than words.

    ***

    GOP Senators speak out on the dangers of classifed leaks. A House GOP resolution is in the works. Howard Kurtz plays the violin for the NYTimes/LATimes. Hugh Hewitt's not having it.

    I'm hearing buzz about a protest in front of the NYTimes soon. Stay tuned.
     
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    NYT=freedom of the press/freedom of speech

    The actual leak=treason

    Reason NYT is attacked=b/c the leak came from the current admin, and that might lower his poll ratings.

    CharlestonChad=still doesn't think it was responsible of the NYT and Wall Street Journal to release the story, but they cannot be legally held accountable.
     
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    The New York Times "All the US Gov't secrets that are not fit to print"

    Publisher: Benedict Arnold

    Executive Editor: Alger hiss

    Copy Editor: Jayson Blair
     
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    Cmon Miss Abigail--they are protecting our rights. Like the ACLU ! We would be slaves without em !
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    Oh, lord, save me from libs trying to "protect" me from anything. :duh3:

    My theory is that they are endlessly trying to find a story to match the magnitude of Watergate. Just think of it: newsmen seen as heroic studs, saving the country from evil Republicans. We should only be surprised that they haven't sunk even lower in that pursuit. But then, Dan Rather did a nice job of that for everyone.
     
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    Did the NYT tip off terrorists? Does a wild bear shit in the woods? Is the Pope Catholic? Is the left so desperate to regain power that it would do so over the broken, bleeding bodies of American citizens and soldiers - without as much as a backward glance? For the answers to these and many other questions, tune in next time for the thrilling conclusion of the Pinch Sulzberger production, "Fuck You, America".
     
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    Libs love the NY Times and so do terrorists

    The NY Times is losing readers, so they will now offer group discounts to terrorist training camps

    After all, if terrorists want to know what the US government is doing to find them, they want to read the NY Times
     
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    Why are you blaming the NYT????? How about the people in the government who leaked the information to them? How stupid can you be? I seriously doubt that these organizations didn't know they were being investigated. Also, it is highly questionable as to whether these organizations were "terrorist" or even supported terrorism.

    Michelle Malkin is hardly a credible source of information, she's a right-wing venom spewer of the worst kind.

    acludem
     
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    That's funny, b/c I guess by your logic, conservatives also love terrorist, since the Wall Street Journal also printed the same story the same time that the NYT printed it. Even your golden boy, Bill O'Reilly, expressed his anger towards the WSJ.
     
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    Do you guys (Conservatives) believe FOX News is going to cost America lives when they aired a story about how easy it would be to build a dirty bomb, by showing the viewers exactly how to build that bomb and where to detinate it?
     

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