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Obama Bans Journalists

  1. theirishobserver. profile image60
    theirishobserver.posted 6 years ago

    The Pentagon has banned four journalists from covering military commissions at Guantanamo Bay because they published the name of a witness after being told he must only be identified as "Interrogator No 1".

    In an email to their editors, Pentagon spokesman Colonel Dave Lapan explained the ban by writing: "Your reporters published the name of a witness whose identity was protected in court."

  2. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 6 years ago

    Well that sounds like the right thing to do in this case. smile

  3. theirishobserver. profile image60
    theirishobserver.posted 6 years ago

    media have been very flipant with this witnesses security and that is not good for anyone

  4. Pandoras Box profile image82
    Pandoras Boxposted 6 years ago

    Good for the Pentagon.

  5. theirishobserver. profile image60
    theirishobserver.posted 6 years ago

    Yes this is a very serious breach of trust by the media - nothing new there then smile

  6. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago

    I'm rather surprised the Obama attack crew hasn't jumped on this, or is this something the president has done they actually agree with. It would hurt their reps if they admitted that wink

    1. Buck Steiner profile image60
      Buck Steinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I agree that it was the right thing to do, even a blind squirrel gets an acorn occasionally.

  7. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago

    Guess something everyone agrees on gets knocked off the front page quickly.

    1. Buck Steiner profile image60
      Buck Steinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Go figure.

 
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