James Risen on Why He Should Not Expose His Sources

Wednesday 22 June, 2011 at 9:34 pm Ken 3

Schoolchildren should learn this:

“I have found, however, that all too frequently, the government claims that publication of certain infonnation will harm national security, when in reality, the government’s real concernis about covering up its own wrongdoing or avoiding embarrassment.”

From an affidavit by James Risen of the New York Times on why he should not be forced in court to expose sources. Thanks to Steve Aftergood of Secrecy News.

 

 

 



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