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."
Well that sounds like the right thing to do in this case.
media have been very flipant with this witnesses security and that is not good for anyone
Yes this is a very serious breach of trust by the media - nothing new there then
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
Guess something everyone agrees on gets knocked off the front page quickly.
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