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The Press and Privilege

Matt Deatherage:

These reporters are asking for absolute, unquestionable control over information up to and including sensitive national security matters—if they feel like revealing it, they will; if they don’t, you can’t make them. If they’re not going to accept the oversight of the courts in even the most extreme cases (like this one), then they have to accept the same kind of punishment that affects members of other privileged professions if they ever break confidentiality.

Otherwise, reporters truly would be above the law. That can’t be good for society.

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