Great, Just Great! Downing Street Memos Faked?

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    :blowup:

    Lots of links, natch ;)

    http://www.captainsquartersblog.com/mt/archives/004746.php

     
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    At which point do we quit with the kneejerk reactions to unauthenticated blather and start holding the media to a higher standard?

    When the crap they spew costs in human lives and massive property damage, it is inexcusable that they are not required to provide a source up front, and to Hell with informant confidentiality.

    I don't know how it is in Britain, but in the US, disclosure of classified material is a punishable, criminal offense.
     
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    You will find that Music Man and myself are just 'this short' of obsessed on this topic. I keep telling myself that there is a need for the resources of the MSM, but I really am beginning to doubt it.
     
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    Guns, disclosure of classified material via leaks or theft by government official isn't a punishable offence. It's business as usual Just ask Clintons buddy.........

    Now if you are a LCpl, in the CMS, and you leave it out overnight......... Your ass is in the brig. It's not how wrong you are, it's how much cash you got and who you know.

     
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    LOL ... how'd you know I was thinking about a LCPL?

    Sadly, I have to agree.
     
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    Phil Gwinn
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    At your service.

    We (the secret society of Top) know all, and what we don't know isn't worth knowing....... :beer:
    Welcome Aboard
     
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    You know, i wish i could say i was surprised. but i cant lie. what is it with manufacturing documents lately?
     
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    The secret society of Top, huh? Sounds like a keg at the staff club to me :laugh:
     
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    Missed this the first time around. I honestly can admit I do not have an answer that would ensure an uncensored media. Even though I do believe the Constitution guarantees the media freedom from censorship, I think the media has gone far beyond anything envisioned by the Founding Fathers.

    When sensationalism supercedes responsible reporting, and there is no accountability for one's actions, events such as the aftermath of the Newsweek Koran abuse are inevitable.

    At that point, people need to be held accountable for their actions, IMO, and I don't mean just losing their jobs. I mean some criminal charges for the damage/deaths that were the result of their lies.
     
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    Shhhhhh if you give away the handshake I will have to modify the duty roster for the next five years..........
     

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