"If they willingly knew that this was classified information, I think action should be taken, especially on something of this magnitude."
-- Rep. Peter King, (R-NY), on why journalists who publish leaked classified information should be arrested.
Mr. King makes a very strong case for his position, with just one, very small loophole to be plugged in order to make it air tight. It is not illegal for reporters to publish classified material.
For the record, it's worth noting that no journalist in the history of the United States has ever been prosecuted for doing so. Okay, two loopholes to be plugged. Plus that whole First Amendment thing. So, three loopholes.
If "creepy" counted, then there would be four, but creepy doesn't count, and besides, Peter King passed "creepy" long ago, so he's pretty much got a pass on that..
I find it adorable how conservatives will go to the ends of the earth defending every musket-antiquated remnant of the Second Amendment even in the midst of mass murder, all in the Name of Freedom, while having little concern for the very foundation of that Freedom, the very First Amendment.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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