Wednesday, November 21, 2007

NYT Sits on Story for Three Years

Once again the New York Times has delayed an important story at the request of the White House. This time it sat on a story about US and Pakistan efforts to protect nuclear weapons for three years because the White House didn't want it published.
Gordon Johndroe, White House National Security Council spokesman, told the Politico that "it was determined in 2004 that publication of the information would be harmful."

But subsequently, Johndroe said, details of the secret program have "slowly, over time, become more public." For that reason, he added, "there was no point in still maintaining our objection to publication."


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