Jens 'n' Frens
Idle thoughts of a relatively libertarian Republican in Cambridge, MA, and whomever he invites. Mostly political.
"A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures." -- Daniel Webster
Sunday, October 21, 2007 :::
The criminal leaking of classified information is a subject that John and I have addressed here and in columns such as "Exposure" and "Leaking at all costs." On Tuesday, as the San Francisco Chronicle reports, the House approved a media shield bill to immunize reporters from having to disclose their sources in such cases.
Obviously a bad idea. As Scott continues,
The leaking of certain kinds of classified information is a felony under the espionage statutes passed by Congress. Wouldn't it be more logical for Congress to repeal them than to allow faceless bureaucrats to violate them in order to further their own private agendas through their friends in the media?