A Republican U.S. congressman wants The New York Times to be prosecuted for publishing details of the government's anti-terror bank monitoring. Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., who is chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, made the call on "Fox News Sunday," saying the newspaper crossed the line on its story on Friday. "By disclosing this in time of war, they have compromised America's anti-terrorist policies,"King said. "Nobody elected The New York Times to do anything. And The New York Times is putting its own arrogant, elitist, left-wing agenda before the interests of the American people."
There was no comment from the Times, but Editor Dean Baquet of The Los Angeles Times, which also ran the story, defended the decision, saying "it is our job to publish what we know about the government's role." King did not have unanimous support among Republicans, The Los Angeles Times said. "We have seen the newspapers in this country act as effective watchdogs," Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter, R-Pa., said on the same program.
For the liberal media the safety of our nation can always be compromised for the gleeful regurgitation of slamming anything Bush.