There’s lots of banter going round regarding ABC News and the government allegedly tracking phone numbers dialed by staff reporters to uncover federal employees who are leaking private and sometimes classified information. Frankly, I’m tired of reading story after story citing “anonymous sources close to the president say…” or “retired generals point to…” or “senior officials familiar with the investigation”. Those who leak sensitive information need to be rooted out, exposed and prosecuted. It’s a national security issue.
Marshall Manson says we should stop the crusade against reporters who publish news stories based on leaks. I admit – the crusade is fun, but ultimately, Manson is right.