Protect journalists and public's right to know

  • Article by: Washington Post Editorial
  • Updated: September 23, 2013 - 7:57 PM

Some government secrets should remain under wraps. Many others are kept out of view for poor reasons, including extreme caution and a lack of recognition that withholding information from the public should be extraordinary.

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rlwr51Sep. 23, 1310:27 PM

I would also like to see journalism be protected by breaking up journalism monopolies. As time goes by we are getting fewer and fewer sources of news.

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davehougSep. 24, 1312:54 PM

So now James Bond just needs to start a blog and INTEND to inform the public and nobody can touch him........HMMMMM How is this different than a spy protection act :)

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jd55604Sep. 24, 13 3:55 PM

The government has unlimited funds and an army of lawyers to obstruct nearly every request for information that comes its way. 99% of which has no bearing on national security. We're losing this battle.

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