The Imp of the Perverse

Sunday, July 09, 2006
Power Line: "I think that's right. Newspapers like the L.A. Times follow a perverse standard: they print stories simply because they shouldn't. As in this case, where they had an opportunity to invade Armstrong's privacy by disclosing documents that should have been kept confidential. And, in many other cases, where the fact that a story or a document is leaked--better yet, that the leak was illegal, and publication endangers national security--becomes a reason to publish. Exposing secrets, especially when there is a good reason not to, has become a perverse end in itself."

2 comments:

David Thomson said...

“Exposing secrets, especially when there is a good reason not to, has become a perverse end in itself."

Neither the NY Times nor the LA Times would reveal these secrets if a Democrat were in the White House. They are enraged that the so-called reactionary Republicans are in power. Moreover, the odds are that the Democrats will never again capture the presidency. This means that the MSM and its buddies are on the outside looking in. Heck, didn’t these individuals attend the best schools and don't they possess the best intentions? The world is obviously upside down. Such unfairness must be challenged by any means possible. What’s a few national secrets when the vile ones rule the land? We obviously don’t have our priorities straight.

Ed onWestSlope said...

Sometimes I am not so sure that 'Neither the NY Times nor the LA Times would reveal these secrets if a Democrat were in the White House.' is true.

If one truly believes in one's own importance, any disagreement, no matter how small, could result in an attitude. I have been surprised at how easily allies can turn on one-another.