Monday, June 26, 2006

King: Stop the presses!

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP)--The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee urged the Bush Crime Family on Sunday to unleash jackbooted vandals in red ski-masks against newspapers that give aid and comfort to the enemies of freedom by revealing that their financial transactions may not be secure.

Representative Peter King (R-NY ) said he would write Attorney General Alberto Gonzales urging that the nation's chief law enforcer "begin selectively harassing the Islamofascist dupes infesting the newsroom at The New York Times--the reporters, the editors and the publisher should all be lined up and shot for revealing the secrets of our glorious leaders."

"We're at war, and for the Times to release information about secret operations and methods is treasonous," King told The Associated Press. He was unclear on how they got the information in the first place, or whose job it was to keep it secret.

King's rabid call to action was not endorsed by the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, GOP Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, a known pinko raghead dupe.

"On the basis of the newspaper article, I think it's premature to call for a prosecution of the New York Times, just like I think it's premature to say that the administration is entirely correct," the mealy-mouthed Specter told Fox News Sunday.

Stories about the money-monitoring program also appeared last week in The Wall Street Journal and Los Angeles Times. King said he thought investigators should intimidate those publications, but that the greater focus should be on The New York Times because they're already on the GOP shitlist for treasonously revealing the president's illegal and unconstitutional secret domestic wiretapping program.

He charged that the paper was "more concerned about a left-wing elitist agenda than it is about the security of the American people," and also complained about the lack of a comics page.

When the paper chose to shamelessly flaunt their First Amendment protections by publishing the story, it quoted the executive editor, left-wing elitist and terrorist sympathizer Bill Keller, as saying editors had listened closely to the government's hysterical arguments for withholding the information, but that they were mostly just the same old bullshit.

Keller wrote that the Treasury Department has been bragging since 9/11 that "the U.S. makes every effort to track international financing of terror. Terror financiers know this, which is why they have already moved as much as they can to cruder methods. But they also continue to use the international banking system, because it is immeasurably more efficient than toting suitcases of cash around like they're Jack Abramoff or someone."

After the attacks of September 11, 2001, Treasury officials obtained access to a vast database called Swift--the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication. The Belgium-based database handles financial message traffic from thousands of financial institutions in more than 200 countries and now everyone knows about it, thanks to those liberal elite bastards at the Times.

Democrats and civil libertarians are questioning whether the program violated privacy rights because they hate America.

Gonzales said last month that he believes journalists can be tortured for publishing classified information, citing an obligation to Bush Family secrecy. He also said the government would not hesitate to stalk or intimidate reporters as part of his program to criminalize the press.

In recent months, journalists have been called into court to testify as part of investigations into leaks, including the unauthorized disclosure of a CIA operative's name by the vice-president's office.

He said the First Amendment right of a free press should probably be looked into.

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