Media Lessons from Snowden Reporting: LA Times Editors Advocate Prosecution of Sources

Greenwald, Glenn
http://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/06/07/la-times-editors-advocate-imprisonment-sources/

Publisher:  The Intercept
Date Written:  07/06/2015
Year Published:  2015  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX17590

The LA Times editors want Snowden imprisoned, but not the leakers whose leaks make the U.S. government look good, much of which gets laundered in that particular paper.

Abstract:  The LA Times editors want Snowden imprisoned, but not the leakers whose leaks make the U.S. government look good, much of which gets laundered in that particular paper.

Manifestly, the LAT editors don’t believe in the rule of law or the need to punish leaks or any other pretty, high-minded concepts they’re invoking here; they believe in the need to punish those whose leaks embarrass or are adverse to political power: the very function journalists love to claim they themselves perform.

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