The Drone Affair

source: the news front as it looks sunday night
Lee Smith / Weekly Standard:
Leaker-in-Chief  "  The Justice Department has launched an investigation into the White House's handling of classified information.  The spur seems to have been the June 1 New York Times article by David Sanger, sourced to current and former U.S. officials, revealing sensitive details …
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Media, drones and rank propaganda
Washington Post:
Attorney General Eric Holder names attorneys to investigate leaks Discussion:New York Times, Firedoglake and New York
... So what is really happening here?


  1. drones
  2. rational inquiry


Mark de LA says
seth 2012-06-10 04:33:29 16044
M 2012-06-10 00:54:39 16044
The fox appoints a couple of foxes to investigate who got into the hen house last night!

well the hens in congress are also investigating.  this is not only happening in governmental organizations, but also in the press ... they are all over this ... that and don't forget that we are in full campaign mode ... so both campaigns are in the thick of spinning whatever actual facts emerge to manipulate public opinion to their advantage ... my perspective says that the latter is the dominant actors.
Yep, we've seen that before. Months of the Valery Plame affair - even though the special prosecutor knew who leaked long before he finally caught someone in a lie. Bill Clinton wasn't immune to lying to save his ass. Richard Nixon & Watergate. Recently someone is reported to have hacked into Romney's emails. (similar to the Nixon thingy except updated techniques ... mostly silence from the M$M). Still in all the Fast & Furious thingy seems rather egregious since someone got killed because of it & there was sanctioned gun-running. Holder's Testimony on that one is rather rich:

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